Analysis of George Orwell´s Animal Farm

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‘Animal Farm’ is considered as one of George Orwell’s most popular and enduring works. Utilizing the form of the animal fable the short novel chronicles the story of a group of barnyard animals that revolt against their human masters in an attempt to create an Utopian state. Orwell satires the rise and decline of socialism in the Soviet Union and the emergence of the totalitarian regime of Joseph Stalin. The key members of the Russian revolution are parodied as farmyard animals: Trotsky as snowball and Stalin as Napoleon. As the story and the plot progress the reader develops an urge of contempt towards Napoleon. Orwell satirises Stalin's obsession to maintain power and statues throughout Napoleon’s jealous towards his rival Snowball. An…show more content…
The reader is made to feel contempt for Napoleon who multiplies the rules to suit his own need. Towards the end of the story Napoleon changes all the commandments to one single commandment “All animals are equal but some animal are more equal” This action of Napoleon makes the reader feel sympathy for other animals who are too dumb to realize that Napoleon taking the farm changing it from a Socialistic rule to Dictatorship rule. This is the tipping point for the reader who now feels utter disdain to Napoleon. One is made to feel contempt for Napoleon who has no regard for the life other barnyard animals. Boxer death was an excellent twist by Orwell to create a feeling by of hatred the readers towards Napoleon, Near the end of boxer’s life Napoleon sends Boxer off to the slaughter for profit without seeming to have any second thoughts for the great things the horse has done for animal farm. It was not the first time Napoleon has taken the life other animal to extend his power, “The hens rebel, and Napoleon responds by cutting their rations entirely. Nine hens die before the others give in to Napoleon’s demands.” such as the hens who oppose the selling of their eggs, meet a swift death and similarly many in animal farm were executed for activities with snowball which they never engaged in but the unending torture by Napoleon was enough for the
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