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Animal Farm By George Orwell Essay

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Being treated equally, fairly with equity, and having the power to speak, think, and act with no restraints by anyone including the government is a luxury wished to have by a vast amount of people. Individuals will undergo through many hardships to receive these rights to have a taste of what it means to be a free, equal person. The Russian Revolution is an example of how people who were unhappy with the imperial government overthrew it to create a system that will give everyone what they deserved. The novel Animal Farm, written by George Orwell, emulates the events that lead to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the Stalinist era that followed it. Animal Farm is the story of a farm overtaken by its occupants, the mistreated, abused animals. They seek for equality and freedom to create their own paradise, free from the inequality and injustice they bore with humans. To create this paradise, they create idealisms and slogans and as they begin to prosper; the revolution against tyranny they worked hard for slowly becomes totalitarianism where the animals and humans are no different from each other. In Animal Farm, various characters have similar characteristics to historical figures in the Russian Revolution including Snowball, Napoleon, and Old Major. Propaganda, including fear, was also a great factor in both the novel and the Russian Revolution as Squealer from Animal Farm represented propaganda during the Russian Revolution used to gain Stalin more power. As seen in both
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