Role Of Communism In Animal Farm

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Animal Farm is an imaginary yet anti-utopian novel by George Orwell, published in England in 1945. According to Orwell the book reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalin era in the Soviet Union. Animal Farm uses animals as characters to compare them to Stalin and Communism. Animal Farm is a satirical tale on Stalinist/Soviet Communism. Time magazine chose the book as one of the 100 best English-language novels(1923-2005). George Orwell combines "political purpose with artistic purpose" to voice his pessimistic view of Stalinism. Animal Farm is a criticism of Communism but Orwell does not suggest that a western style of government is better. From the onset, George Orwell criticizes all form of political tyranny. The main argument of Orwell is that 'equality' is not actually possible in a communist society. The idea of communism is…show more content…
Orwell completely ignored the many positive aspects of the ideology. Not just communism, even Stalin was shown only in bad light. Though Stalin was brutal, he was instrumental in making the Soviet Union as on the political power centers in the world. He went a little extreme while showcasing the transformation of Communism in Soviet Union. I felt the book neglected the positive aspects of Communism and its effect on Soviet Union, it was a one sided view on Stalin and Communism.
To conclude, there is no doubt that this book was and still is a political and sociological blockbuster. Animal Farm through the criticism of Communism showcases the basic human nature. Though Orwell was anti-communist he managed to not side on capitalism or any other ideology. Orwell subtly suggests that it doesn't matter what form of government we adopt, as long as human beings don't change, it will all be the same. To put it in a nutshell, I think this book echoes the saying "Under Capitalism man exploits man. Under Communism , it's just the
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