Why Is Joseph Stalin An Allegory In Animal Farm

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Joseph Stalin In 1945, author George Orwell was living the communist Soviet Union, ruled by Joseph Stalin. Orwell wrote Animal Farm to portray the events of the Russian Revolution. The book Animal Farm is an allegory for the Russian revolution; all the characters in the story represent a person or a group of people in the Russian Revolution. Orwell wrote this story as an allegory to make the story easier to comprehend, while still getting his point across. One of the characters in the story is Napoleon, a pig. Napoleon represents the Russian Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. Just by reading Animal Farm and seeing the actions of Napoleon, it was obvious Stalin ruled by fear, but the rule of Joseph Stalin was worse than anyone could imagine.
On December 18, 1879 Losif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili, better known as Joseph Stalin, was born in the Russian village of Gori, Georgia (“Joseph Stalin Biography”). “Stalin went by the name Losif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili until around age thirty when he changed it to Joseph Stalin, which means “Man of Steel” (“Joseph Stalin” History.com). Stalin was born to a shoemaker, Besarion Jughashvili, and laundress, Ketevan Geladze. Stalin’s childhood was far from perfect, he grew up an only child with little money, and was constantly abused by his father (“Joseph Stalin”

Jensen 2 History.com). From a young age Joseph Stalin was depicted by having a very scarred face because of the disease smallpox. “He survived but the scars remained
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