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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