A manner of writing that mixes a critical attitude with wit and humor in an effort to improve mankind and human institutions. The writer tries to make the reader have a negative opinion about someone by laughing at them or making them seem ridiculous or foolish.
Animal Farm as a Political Satire:
- It is inspired by a personal grievance or passion for reform
- It is an attack on a group of people and a social evil
- It exposes and ridicules Russian communism
- It arouses hatred for Russian leaders
Techniques of Satire used in Animal Farm:
1. Exaggeration- To enlarge, increase, or represent something beyond normal bounds so that it becomes ridiculous and its faults can be seen.
2. Parody- To imitate the techniques or style of a person, place, or thing.
3. Ridicule- Language or behavior intended to mock and humiliate