George Orwell 's Animal Farm

1463 WordsJan 7, 20166 Pages
The Narrator claims,“In past years Mr. Jones, although a hard master, had been a capable farmer, but of late he had fallen on evil days”(Orwell 38). In Animal Farm, George Orwell describes life for the animals on a farm in the English countryside during the mid to early 20th century before, during and after a revolution against their master, Mr.Jones. Orwell does this to represent the Russian revolution and describe to people throughout the free world how leaders in both capitalist and communist societies oppress the working class. As a result Orwell 's tone throughout the novel is concerned. Tsar Nicholas II led Russia into failure in the Russo-Japanese war as well as World War I and allowed the shootings of over one thousand protesters…show more content…
I don 't know how to talk with the ministers. Help me. Who to trust?"(:: WARCHRON :: The Great War - Eastern Front). Next, After the tsar was coronated 700,000 assembled in the capital to eat and celebrate but there was a stampede and 2000 people ended up dying. In addition, The tsar attended a ball the next night which gave:”...the impression that they had a distinct lack of concern for their subjects”(Ipatiev House - Romanov Memorial - Historical Context). Later from 1904-1905 the tsar sought to expand Russian interests and industrialize throughout Asia and into Manchuria and Korea. However, the Japanese also held interests in that area and repeatedly offered to negotiate with the tsar. Since the Russians had a larger military, the tsar believed that Russia would be able to defeat the Japan. However the Japanese had superior military technology and managed to defeat the Russians. In the end, Russia ended up worse off having to surrender Port Arthur to the Japanese which was considered a huge loss because of its strategic military location as a result the tsars popularity started to dwindle. In fact:”Prices of essential goods increased so quickly that real wages declined by 20 per cent”(Tsar Nicholas II). Father Georgi Gapon sought to alleviate this and on Bloody Sunday 110,000 workers protested in St.Petersburg:“...for a reduction in the working day to eight hours, an increase in wages, an improvement in working conditions and an end to the
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