In a satire, the author highlights a failure of society or of human nature. What institution does George Orwell satirize in "Animal Farm"?
George Orwell satirizes The social structure of Socialist Communist Russia.
George Orwell was a dedicated socialist. He traveled to Russia to see the Socialist Experiment in practice in the Soviet Socialistic Society.
George Orwell went to Russia expecting to see a workers paradise.
Instead he observed that the Communist leaders had taken the place of the early Russian Nobles. The Communist leaders lived lives of luxury while the common workers were no better off than they had been under the Czars.
His famous line in Animal Farm is that all animals equal but some animals are more equal than others.
The Socialist ideal would have been that all the "animals" were equal. However in the story the pigs representing the Communistic leaders were more equal than the other animals.