Animal Farm – Fairy Tale Comparison

  • Most fairy tales are aimed to relate a message or warning to the listener. They are layered with symbolism.
  • Characters have symbolic names. (“Snow White” – purity)
  • The plot runs logically and chronologically.
  • There is an element of magic or unreality. This is never distinguished from reality – it is accepted form.
  • Language is simple but powerfully evocative.

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