AP* Literature Teaching Units

Reproducible curriculum unit


   Order Code: PRS128   
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By the end of this unit, students will be able to: discuss and analyze the allegorical significance of characters and events in Animal Farm; discuss the use of irony and its effects on the reader throughout the text; trace the development of the character of Napoleon; analyze the character of Boxer as a symbolic depiction of working classes in the early twentieth-century Soviet Union; discuss the novel as a critical commentary on the shortcomings and flaws inherent in human nature; discuss the novel as a critical commentary on the dangers of distorted socialism and Soviet communism; examine the elements of fable in the text and analyze the advantages of the fable format for conveying social and political criticism; analyze the elements and effects of propaganda; trace the elements of authoritarianism and totalitarianism throughout the text; and explain the role of religion in the text and tie it to the role of religion in the Soviet Union. 69 pages. ©2007.

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