Your role as a literary expert is to delve into one of the main characters of Animal Farm and to create a Farcebook page for them. You will need to understand the use of allegory in Animal Farm to create a truly unique Farcebook page. Satire will also be a useful tool in making your character's Farcebook page really stand out.
Allegories are stories with dual meanings - a literal meaning (on the surface) and allegorical or figurative meanings (below the surface). Allegories sometimes use animals to represent types of people or qualities of human nature. Check out these links about symbolism, imagery, and allegory present in Animal Farm.
After you have learned about allegory and symbolism, and satire you will need to decide which character you will be creating a Farcebook page for. You may choose from:
Old Major Napoleon Snowball Boxer Squealer Farmer Jones
You must consider your character's relationships with others on the farm - how would they interact with one another? Who would they friend? Who would comment on their status? What types of groups would your character be a part of? For a look at a sample Farcebook page, click here.
You also need to keep in mind who your character represents in the Russian Revolution. This will help you to construct a more accurate Farcebook page. For guidance on this you may discuss your questions with the historian in your group, you can also click here and read about the Russian Revolution.
Feel free to use the following Microsoft Publisher template to create your Farcebook page. By using this template you can save a lot of time setting up the Farcebook page - most of the structure and creation are done, you just need to insert your character and their likes/dislikes, groups, friends, etc. Keep in mind allegory and satire!
Farcebook Template - Publisher
Farcebook Template - PowerPoint
Farcebook Template - Microsoft Word (.docx)
Farcebook Template - PDF