Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution - Essay

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George Orwell's novel Animal Farm is a great example of allegory and political satire. The novel was written to criticize totalitarian regimes and particularly Stalin's corrupt rule in Russia. In the first chapter Orwell gives his reasons for writing the story and what he hopes it will accomplish. It also gives reference to the farm and how it relates to the conflicts of the Russian revolution. The characters, settings, and the plot were written to describe the social upheaval during that period of time and also to prove that the good nature of true communism can be turned into something atrocious by an idea as simple as greed. This essay will cover the comparisons between Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution. It will also explain why…show more content…
After the attack on Jones, (The Czar) Snowball becomes the leader and changes the name of Manor farm to Animal Farm, which represents the good of the change that has been made. Snowball portrays Lenin who is the first leader of Russia to rule under the new doctrine of communism. Snowball comes up with many great ideas about how to make animal farm prosper even though he is a little corrupt as well. One of the ideas is the construction of a windmill to improve the efficiency. Napoleon, representing Stalin, opposes the idea and after betraying Snowball by convincing the other animals that he is a spy, has him run off of the farm by the dogs that represent the KGB. Napoleon puts the animals hard to work building the very same windmill he opposed at first. This should have given him away as a corrupt leader in the beginning. <br> <br>The most important part of a country is the people and Orwell was sure to represent their opinions and internal struggles. Boxer represents the blind followers who were probably too stubborn to believe that someone they trusted would deceive them. He ultimately took on the philosophy that Napoleon was always right exemplifying some of Russia's beliefs that these leaders must know what they're doing so they just worked hard and believed that Stalin would do what was in the best interest of the people. Then there were the
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