17 terms

terminology of Animal Farm

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euphemism
use of words to soften the true meaning
oversimplification
simplification covers the true meaning
bandwagon
do something everyone else is doing
internal contradiction
one part of a statement contradicts another part
faulty cause-and-effect reasoning
no logical cause is given or known for the effect
begging the question
avoid answering the question by skirting the issue, often used by politicians
supporters
the masses must be behind the leader and feel that his or her new ideas will make a real difference in their lives
ignorance of followers
its important that the followers and supporters of the leader not be too educated
scapegoat
there must be someone or something to blame for all the bad conditions the leader wants to eradicate.
utopia
a perfect world
satire
a literary work where human vice/folly are exposed through irony or wit
allegory
a short moral story in which characters,events, ideas etc. are symbols for somehting else.
euphemism
words often used to soften the true meaning of something
propaganda
control of the media aimed at influencing a large group of people.
totalitarianism
a form of government in which all aspects are controlled by one.
capitalists
a person who has capital especially invested in business
dictator
a person granted with absolute emergency power.