The Russian Revolution and George Orwell's Animal Farm Essay

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The Russian Revolution and George Orwell's Animal Farm 'Animal Farm' can be read in two different ways. The first is as a child's book about animals that can walk and talk, but the second is to understand what message the book is trying give. To understand this message you need to understand about the Russian revolution 1917. In the book 'Animalism' is created and in the revolution communist leaders gain power. The book directly links a person from the revolution to a character in the book. Everything that happens in the book happens because a similar event happened in the Russian revolution. 'Animal Farm' is a moral satire. It is predicting what will happen to communism in Russia and the…show more content…
When Boxer cannot work any longer the pigs have him killed, showing that a world in which honesty sensitivity and decent has been demolished. The first parallel between 'Animal Farm' and the Russian revolution is important because they are the problem that stirs up the revolution. Tsar and Jones. Tsar was the leader of Russia in the times before the revolution. Russia was in a terrible state; there was poverty, very little money and poor living conditions. Tsar and his wife, however, lived in luxury. He had plenty of money; riches, food and he lived in a fine house with plenty of comforts. Jones is the parallel in 'Animal Farm'. Whilst times are hard on the farm Jones always has his warm house to return to. The animals sometimes starve because he forgets to feed them and their living conditions in the old barn are poor. This is the same state that Russia was in, Jones and Tsar lived in luxury at other people's expense. This sparked off the next parallel. Old major from 'Animal Farm' with two people in the Russian revolution, Marx and Lenin. Marx believed that private ownership was wrong and everyone should be equal. It was Lenin who adopted Marx's ideas and he said that the middle class exploited the workers and should be overthrown. He understood that for his ideas
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