Symbolism In Animal Farm, By George Orwell

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The book Animal Farm by George Orwell is all about symbolism. In this book it symbolizes the Russian Revolution and Joseph Stalin, an older dictator of Russia. This book symbolises so many different things that some people can call bad. The main character, a pig named Napoleon symbolises a dictator or leader, and no one wants a leader to be a dictator. A leader is supposed to lead and follow the same directions he's giving but in this case, instead of following his direction, he is sitting around doing nothing and watching everyone else do his job. By making everyone else do his stuff, can symbolise someone hungry for power, or someone who thinks they're entitled to certain things. The author uses something called syntax in this book.…show more content…
An example of how the author uses these literary devices is when Minimus wrote Napoleon a poem. This poem read “Friend of Fatherless!.. Lord of the swill-bucket! Calm and commanding eye, like the sun in the sky, Comrade Napoleon” (Orwell 65). This is comparing him to something he’s not, Napoleon is not a Lord, he is a pig. This book also uses this in the whole entire book. Animals do not talk, they can not read and write and they can’t build things. A reason the author did this was to tell the story because its easier by using animals rather than humans. This is because humans don't think that animals have feelings, so by giving animals a few feelings it makes it easier to write and tell the story. It also is a way for people to learn about the dictatorships, a different way than flat out saying Hitler was bad. This book uses symbolism to symbolise Napoleon as a dictator, but it also symbolises a system of government. A way this book shows a system of government is by the use of the seven commandments. These commandments can symbolise equal rights, and rules. In the American Constitution, it reads “All persons born and naturalized in the U.S… are citizens of the U.S… nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property” (14th Amendment). This is the fourteenth amendment which symbolises equal protection in a government system, that everyone is a
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