The Death Of An Animal Farm By George Orwell

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A. Old Major was a well respected animal on the farm who had a vision for the animals of a better life. He envisioned the rebellion the animals would later attempt to follow and motivated the animals to want change. "Now, comrades, what is the nature of this life of ours? Let us face it: our lives are miserable, laborious, and short. We are born, we are given just so much food as will keep the breath in our bodies, and those of us who are capable of it are forced to work to the last atom of our strength; and the very instant that our usefulness has come to an end we are slaughtered with hideous cruelty. No animal in England knows the meaning of happiness or leisure after he is a year old. No animal in England is free. The life of an animal…show more content…
Old Major like Karl Marx was wise and respected and is considered the father of Animalism as Marx and Lenin are considered the fathers of communism. Neither Animalism or Marxism was carried out in the way it was originally meant and transformed into something different than it was originally intended. B. Napoleon rose up to power and ruled just as Joseph Stalin did. “ The Soviet Union was founded in 1922, with Lenin as its first leader. During these years, Stalin had continued to move up the party ladder, and in 1922 he became secretary general of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, a role that enabled him to appoint his allies to government jobs and grow a base of political support” (History.com). Similar to Stalin, Napoleon followed in the suit of Old Major and ruled as a dictator. Napoleon also reigned over Animal farm using terror such as Stalin did, for example if either had enemies they would find a way to get rid of them.”Stalin ruled by terror and with a totalitarian grip in order to eliminate anyone who might oppose him. He expanded the powers of the secret police, encouraged citizens to spy on one another and had millions of people killed or sent to the Gulag system of forced labor camps” (History.com). An example of this can be seen in Animal Farm when Napoleon uses the dogs as his form of secret police to get rid of Snowball who opposed his ideas and contradicted him. “But
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