Animal Farm: Analysis “All Men Are Enemies. All Animals Are Comrades.”

1657 Words Jun 11th, 2012 7 Pages
By: Nicolás Herschmann and Daniela Alessio

“Animal Farm” by George Orwell is an allegorical novel published on England in 1945. According to the author, this book reflects historical events leading up and during the Stalin era before World War II. It is the story of a revolution which goes wrong, based on the Russian revolution and Stalin’s use of power, the overall message is that man’s desire for power makes a classless society impossible. In the book, each animal represents a public figure or a type of person in real life. With this we can begin to develop the questions below in order to have a more complete idea of the meaning of the novel.

1) “All animals are equal”. Explain and expand your ideas.
Mr Jones was the owner of a
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Because nearly the whole of the produce of our labour is stolen from us by human beings...”(Chapter 1, pg.3), also “...Man is the only creature that consumes without producing...”(Chapter 1, pg.4). In these extracts of paragraph, it shows exactly a symbol which implies the idea that big companies are priority area over the rest (proletariat), where they take the biggest assets of their work (in this case, the animals work) and these animals are the ones who sell their labour in return for a minimun wage that it is unfair.

The second element that represents the figure of socialism is the presence of the nine dogs of Napoleon, they are a direct representation of the NKVD, Stalin’s secret police in the Soviet Union. These nine dogs, representing the police in the farm that are violent forces which allowed the Capitalistic force to remain in the power.

The third and final element that can be seen to symbolize socialistic ideology, it is the propaganda that seeks to inculcate in everyone. A way of placing some ideology and patent it front of all the farm animals, as well as spread a nacionalist sentiment. This propaganda like the hymn “Beasts of England” or the song composed by Minimus: “Comrade Napoleon”, as well as the flag which sets Major symbolizing the union and loyalty between animals, in this way you can expand an idea, in socialist doctrine it is very common and it is used to influence the attitude of the rest to a cause

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