Analysis Of George Orwell's Animal Farm Allegory

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a. Orwell’s Animal Farm is an allegory because the events that happen on Manor Farm are very similar to the events that happened in Russia. For instance, when the animals overthrew Mr. Jones, this was to illustrate the Russian Revolution where the peasants overthrew the ruling party. The characters in Animal Farm symbolize historical figures such as Joseph Stalin (Napoleon), the KGB (the dogs), and the working class (Boxer). The windmill project causes the feud between Napoleon and Snowball, and Snowball is forced to leave the farm much like Stalin caused Leon Trotsky to leave the country. The chickens being coerced to produce more eggs resembles the Stalinist period that the Communist state set impossible industrial and agricultural production…show more content…
I believe the use of allegory, as a rhetorical device is more effective than simply laying out a non-fictional account, or a historical or statistical analysis of the period and the rise of the Communist Party because it seems like a harmless story. At first, you sympathize with the characters like Boxer and his Donkey companion Benjamin. When the evil pigs betray everything that Animal Farm stood for, you feel a strong emotion for the animals affected. Anyone who knows about the history of Russia or Nazi Germany will see similarities of events and the characters in Animal Farm and associate those forms of government with…show more content…
In Animal Farm, some animals would speak up and question actions when they seemed to contradict their memories. However, Napoleon’s loyal pigs would either convince them they remembered incorrectly or convince the other animals that the animal who spoke up was anti-animal or cooperating with the enemy (Snowball). Sometimes the sheep would drown out the doubters words. Usually, something bad happened to anyone who did speak against
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