Literary Analysis Of Animal Farm By George Orwell

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Literary Analysis of Animal Farm

Although they claimed the farm to be a utopia, the pigs secretly were deceiving their fellow animals and turning the farm into a dystopia. In George Orwell 's Animal Farm all of the animals are mistreated by Farmer Jones, but they wish to be treated as equals and live in a utopia so they rebel and take over the farm. The animals first write commandments to avoid chaos, but the leader pigs selfishly modify the commandments in their favor. In the end, the farm is worse off than it was before the rebellion, becoming a dystopia. Animal Farm has many literary elements to better the reader’s understanding of communism during the Russian Revolution, such as symbolism, irony, conflict and allusions. All of the themes that appear in the novel revolve around power, dystopia and equality.
Symbolism is a very crucial literary element in Animal Farm and appears in many instances. Symbolism is a literary element that uses objects or characters to represent ideas which adds multiple layers of meaning to the work. Almost every main character represents a capitalist who did business with the Soviet state. For example, Napoleon the pig represents Joseph Stalin who was a Russian Dictator who seized power by deceit, murder, and defeating any of his opponents. Stalin can be compared to Napoleon because Napoleon also overpowered his competitors such as when Napoleon had the dogs chase the pig Snowball off the farm until he, “slipped through a hole in the…
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