Animal Farm: Communism Through The Eyes Of George Orwell Essay

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Animal Farm: Communism Through The Eyes of George Orwell Throughout history, writers have written about many different subjects based on their personal experiences. George Orwell was the pen name of Eric Blair. He is one of the most famous political satirists of the twentieth century. He was born in Bengal, India in 1903 to an English Civil Servant and died in 1950. He attended Eton from 1917 to 1921, and served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma from 1922 to 1927 before moving to Europe.Two of his most famous books, Animal Farm, written in 1946, and Nineteen Eighty-Four, written in 1949, were written about the political and social environment surrounding his life. "The driving force behind his two satires is an intense…show more content…
If someone did oppose him, he would punish him or her harshly. In Animal Farm, Napoleon also uses violent force to enforce his laws. Napoleon showed this force when he "called upon them to confess their crimes....When they had finished their confession, the dogs promptly tore their throats out, and in a terrible voice Napoleon demanded whether any other animal had anything to confess."8 This violent force that Joseph Stalin used to enforce his laws is one of the main reasons that Orwell disagreed with the main principles behind Communism and its leaders. Another comparison that Orwell makes between Napoleon and Stalin is the changing of history to benefit themselves. In Animal Farm, Napoleon often changes history to make himself look better. Even though Snowball, the other pig that was in charge with Napoleon, was the true hero in the "Battle of the Cowshed,"9 Napoleon makes himself out to be the hero. Squealer, one of Napoleon¹ s top pigs in command, says,"Do you not remember how, just at the moment when Jones and his men had got inside the yard, Snowball suddenly turned and fled...that it was just at that moment when panic was spreading and all seemed lost, that Comrade Napoleon sprang forward with a cry of ŒDeath to Humanity!¹"10 Just as Squealer retold the event to Napoleon¹s benefit,the same thing can be said about Stalin. After he
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