Fictional Pigs

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Fictional Pigs

BooksThe most famous children tale concerning pigs is that of "The Three Little Pigs"."The Tale of Pigling Bland" and "The Tale of Little Pig Robinson" are children books written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter. They feature the adventures of various little pigs.A. A. Milne's "Winnie the Pooh stories" contain a well-known character, Piglet.In the children book "Charlotte's Web" the central character Wilbur is a pig who formed a relationship with a barn spider called Charlotte.

Common associations with pigsPeople all over the world have made pigs stand for "extremes of human joy or fear, celebration, ridicule, and repulsion. Pigs are commonly associated with greed ("as greedy as a pig") and obesity, gluttony ("to pig out"). Pigs are also associated with dirtiness ("this room is a pigsty"); the latter probably comes from their habit of wallowing in mud.





Fictional pigsPigs figure in nursery rhymes, folk-tales, fables and classics of children literature. After the careful study of fictional pigs we can state the following: fictional pigs have not much in common with our negative associations on them. In literature they are often lovely creatures that show courage and intelligence. They are good friends and always ready to help. They appear from sweet simpletons (Wilbur in “Charlotte’s Web”) to brave heroes (Babe in the self-titled book ”Babe”, Peter in "The Three Little Pigs"). Fictional pigs are rarely villains; George Orwell's 'gang of three' in “Animal Farm” must really be exceptional. where pigs are shown as wicked tyrants.

The Role Of Pigs In "Animal Farm" by G.Orwell"Animal Farm" is an allegorical novella by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945. According to Orwell, the book reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalin era in the Soviet Union. Orwell described Animal Farm as a satirical tale against Stalin. The most important pigs in this novel are Old Major, Napoleon, Snowball, and Squealer. Snowball is largely based on Leon Trotsky and describes how he led the opposition against Joseph Stalin (Napoleon).Squealer is described in the book to be an effective and very convincing orator. Napoleon is power crazy and is very egotistic. He is cruel, brutal, selfish, and devious. Orwell emphasizes human characteristics through the ways of the pigs. He tells the reader that humans can corrupt just like everything else in this world.The pigs in this book serve a moral purpose and lesson in learning about our civilization and the way people are. Orwell tries to tell all of us today, how to avoid situations where bad things can happen through the means of this novel. Pigs change, humans change. Everything changes. People must control over bad starts before they actually occur.


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