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The Allegory In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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Animal Farm is an allegorical novel that was written by George Orwell. The novel touches on issues and topics of the events leading up to the Russian Revolution. They reflect and symbolize the communist system through the animals living on the farm. The hierarchy of the animals is introduced with pigs being at the top, and rest of animals used as a workforce. Not long after Old Major’s passing, three pigs, Snowball, Napoleon, Squealer begin to organize meetings, their control over the other animals gradually increasing. A factor that plays a part in their rule is the fact that the pigs are simply more clever than the other animals. Snowball and Napoleon, the two pigs described as preeminent (Orwell, 9) are in constant disapproval with…show more content…
A leader like this would be Snowball. In preparation for the Battle of the Cowshed, Snowball read and studied a book by Julius Caesar. He then assigned the animals different positions to fight on the farm, which lead to their victory. He had different strategies and he even bravely fought in it himself, injuring himself with a bullet from one of the men. His plan of attack was that the animals attack, in short, fast attacks repeatedly. He started with the pigeons, followed by the geese and gradually animals like the donkey and the sheep joined in. Even the smallest of animals participated and had a purpose, and a leader that is able to utilize the use of that is great. Eventually, the animals ambushed the men and cornered them, and attacked them until the men recoiled back in fear and ran…show more content…
I understand the hate he has for humans after everything they've put the animals through. I believe he said it so he could turn Boxer’s regret and sorrow into fuel for his anger towards the humans. It showed that Snowball knew when to be sympathetic, and the importance of keeping his comrades in the right state of mind. Snowball is clear on what the reason for the revolution is- to defeat the humans. So he has no time to feel any remorse, he is laser focused, which is a must in order for the revolution to succeed. An example of Snowball showing he will do whatever it takes to win the revolution is when Boxer says remorsefully says “I have no wish to take life, not even human life,” (Orwell, 28) to which he replies “The only good human being is a dead one.” (Orwell,
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