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So, one of my books is Animal Farm. I need 3 main essay points for the themes: Power & Corruption, Dreams and Violence. Helppp. Thanks.
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it's one of those PSYOPS books, written by a hero, about the Soviet System (but he probably also could see echoes of UK's imperialism in his story, that's likely to be an understory) Maybe your lecturers have given a preferred stance on this seminal book?

I consider it PSYOPS, psychological operations

from https://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/au...to-the-screen/

which alleges "the movie was funded by America's Central Intelligence Agency.
The truth about the CIA's involvement was kept hidden for 20 years until, in 1974, Everette Howard Hunt revealed the story in his book Undercover: Memoirs of an American Secret Agent.
On January 21, 1950, when Orwell died at the age of 46, New Yorker Hunt had been part of the CIA's Psychological Warfare Workshop and he had been sent to obtain the screen rights to Animal Farm from Orwell's widow Sonia"

another confirmation comes from the New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2000/03/18/b...h-culture.html
"The agency also changed the ending of the movie version of ''1984,'' disregarding Orwell's specific instructions that the story not be altered. In the book, the protagonist, Winston Smith, is entirely defeated by the nightmarish totalitarian regime. In the very last line, Orwell writes of Winston, ''He loved Big Brother.'' In the movie, Winston and his lover, Julia, are gunned down after Winston defiantly shouts: ''Down with Big Brother!''


Such changes came from the agency's obsession with snuffing out a notion then popular among many European intellectuals: that East and West were morally equivalent"

I do personally think that Orwell espoused this moral equivalence of both sides in the cold-and continuing wars, he was critical of us humans!

you should seek your own reading, make up your own direction, but bear in mind that the media is MORE biased now, than in year 2000 or in the year 2003, Guardian here , with the same ideas...
https://www.theguardian.com/culture/...s.georgeorwell
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NGL im literally a year 11 gcse student and only understoof 55% of what you said but thanks
(Original post by LuigiMario)
it's one of those PSYOPS books, written by a hero, about the Soviet System (but he probably also could see echoes of UK's imperialism in his story, that's likely to be an understory) Maybe your lecturers have given a preferred stance on this seminal book?

I consider it PSYOPS, psychological operations

from https://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/au...to-the-screen/

which alleges "the movie was funded by America's Central Intelligence Agency.
The truth about the CIA's involvement was kept hidden for 20 years until, in 1974, Everette Howard Hunt revealed the story in his book Undercover: Memoirs of an American Secret Agent.
On January 21, 1950, when Orwell died at the age of 46, New Yorker Hunt had been part of the CIA's Psychological Warfare Workshop and he had been sent to obtain the screen rights to Animal Farm from Orwell's widow Sonia"

another confirmation comes from the New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2000/03/18/b...h-culture.html
"The agency also changed the ending of the movie version of ''1984,'' disregarding Orwell's specific instructions that the story not be altered. In the book, the protagonist, Winston Smith, is entirely defeated by the nightmarish totalitarian regime. In the very last line, Orwell writes of Winston, ''He loved Big Brother.'' In the movie, Winston and his lover, Julia, are gunned down after Winston defiantly shouts: ''Down with Big Brother!''


Such changes came from the agency's obsession with snuffing out a notion then popular among many European intellectuals: that East and West were morally equivalent"

I do personally think that Orwell espoused this moral equivalence of both sides in the cold-and continuing wars, he was critical of us humans!

you should seek your own reading, make up your own direction, but bear in mind that the media is MORE biased now, than in year 2000 or in the year 2003, Guardian here , with the same ideas...
https://www.theguardian.com/culture/...s.georgeorwell
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