Animal Farm by George Orwell

TOPIC: How does language and historical memory, and the overt manipulation of the two, help maintain authoritarian rule on Animal Farm?

How might this inform the book’s particular style? Does this imply that Orwell blames the other animals (an extension of everyday people) for remaining ignorant and not thinking for themselves? Does the book imply that we as citizens are responsible for allowing authoritarianism and autocracy to take hold?