Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' Animal Farm '

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Farmhouse or Powerhouse? The Kremlin is known as a synonym for government; however, could a farmhouse be a symbol of government too? Some cases, such as in Animal Farm, say that it could. In George Orwell’s novella Animal Farm, Orwell symbolizes the Manor Farm’s Farmhouse as Moscow’s Kremlin through its uses, residents, and events to show that leaders often elevate or separate themselves to maintain their power over their subjects. The Kremlin is a monumental building in Moscow, Russia. Dating back to 1156, the Kremlin was constructed originally from wood. Losing its importance as a fortress in the 16th century, the building became the center of Russian government until 1712, and then again after 1918. During that time it also became the “headquarters of famous ruler Vladimir Lenin 's Soviet government and the symbol of the communist dictatorship (Kremlin).” This is a building of great importance not only when it was built but also during the Russian Revolution. It was a home to many other leaders and also a place for government decisions to be made. The Farmhouse is described as a luxury on page 19 of the novella. In a scene from Animal Farm the animals say that “ They tiptoed from room to room, afraid to speak above a whisper and gazing with a kind of awe at the unbelievable luxury, at the beds with their feather mattresses, the looking-glasses, the horsehair sofa, the brussels carpet, the…

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