Outline

Possible Title: Parallels within Animal Farm

I. Introduction
A. Hook: Orwell once wrote, “My starting point is always a feeling … of injustice. I write … because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention [to].”

B: Narrowing Statements:

1. Orwell’s novel = satire
2. Animals take on human characteristics
3. Wants to expose the injustices of totalitarianism

C. Thesis: Throughout the novel, Orwell draws many parallels between the characters in Animal Farm and the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.

II. Body Paragraph One
A. Topic Sentence: Karl Marx vs. Old Major (Complete sentence)

B. Support
1. Quote 1: “Yet he is lord of all the animals. He sets them to work, he give back to them the bare minimum that will prevent them from starving, and the rest he keeps for himself" (6).
a. Analysis: The animals have worked their whole lives to help out Farmer Jones
b. Analysis: Animals are not treated fairly
c. Analysis: Old Major feels animals should do something
d. Analysis: Karl Marx felt it was wrong that one person or small group of people controlled power
e. Analysis: Main flaw of capitalism

2. Quote 2: “And among us animals, let there be perfect unity, perfect comradeship in the struggle" (7)
a. Analysis: Old Major feels that the people should be united against government
b. Analysis: Karl Marx believes the people should be united to form a perfect society in which there would be no corruption.
c. Analysis: Be sure to make connections between character and historical figure. Show how they are similar.

3. Quote 3: "Only get rid of man, and the produce of our labour would be our own" (7).
a. Analysis: Old Major believes if man were not in the picture, the animals would thrive or at least be equal.
b. Analysis: Karl Marx felt that the economy should be run like a socialist society in which everyone received an equal amount of goods.

C. Transition:

III. Body Paragraph Two
A. Topic Sentence: Stalin vs. Napoleon (Complete Sentence)
B. Support
1. Quote 1:
a. Analysis:
b. Analysis:
2. Quote 2:
a. Analysis:
b. Analysis:
3. Quote 3:
a. Analysis:
b. Analysis:

C. Transition:

IV. Body Paragraph Three
A. Topic Sentence: Boxer vs. Proletariat (Complete Sentence)
B. Support
1. Quote 1:
a. Analysis:
b. Analysis:
2. Quote 2:
a. Analysis:
b. Analysis:
3. Quote 3:
a. Analysis:
b. Analysis:
C. Transition:

V. Conclusion
A. Restate Thesis: In conclusion, there are many parallels that can be drawn between the novel and the true tale of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.
B. Narrowing Statements:
1. Parallels become evident when the animals take on human qualities
a. Old Major
b. Napoleon
c. Boxer
2. Not a coincidence
3. Orwell draws these parallels to help illustrate the evils of totalitarianism