World Lit Semester 1 Final Lit_Anthony

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Napoleon

symbol for Stalin

Orwell

author of Animal Farm

bourgeoisie

capitalists who own the means of production

allegory

an extended narrative in which characters, events, and settings represent abstract qualities and in which the writer intends a second meaning to be read beneath the surface of the story;. Examples: , Orwell's Animal Farm (Russian Revolution), and Arthur Miller's Crucible ("Red Scare")

satire

Writing that ridicules or makes fun of people's mistakes, shortcomings, or weaknesses. Satire is often used to raise questions about social change, a current trend, or political descisions. Satire employs irony.

totalitarianism

A form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator

euphemism

a mild, indirect, or vague term substituting for a harsh, blunt, or offensive term

idealist

one who sees the world the way it should be, rather than the way it is

irony

the opposite of what is expected

capitalism

an economic system based on private property and free enterprise

proletariat

the working class

Squealer

symbol of propaganda

over-simplification

making complicated issues or problems seem overly simple or easy to solve

Farmer Jones

Czar Nicholas II

Pinchfield

Germany

Trotsky

Snowball

Russian Revolution

Animal Rebellion

Fierce Dogs

secret police

Imperial Russia

Manor Farm

Britain

Foxwood

epic

long narrative poem

Gilgamesh's call to adventure

death of Enkidu

Helios

sun god

Athena

goddess of wisdom

Calypso

offers Odysseus immortality

Hermes

messenger of the gods

Polyphemus

one-eyed giant and Poseidon's son

Poseidon

god of sea and earthquakes

Scylla

sea monster with six heads

Siren

enchantress of the sea who lures sailor with songs

Zeus

supreme of god of Olympus

hubris

excessive pride

Greeks believe fate is

predetermined

Cause of Trojan war

capture of Helen

black

death

white (positive)

purity

forest

mystery, chaos, insanity

tree

growth or rebirth

yellow

wisdom or enlightenment

red

passion, violence, love

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