Analysis Of George Orwell's Animal Farm

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George Orwell’s Animal Farm is an allegorical novella about the Russian Revolution of 1917. The animals of “Manor Farm” overthrow their human master after a long history of mistreatment. Led by the pigs, the farm animals continue to do their work, only with more pride, knowing that they are working for themselves, as opposed to working for humans. Little by little, the pigs become dominant, gaining more power and advantage over the other animals, so much so that they become as corrupt and power-hungry as their predecessors, the humans. The theme in Animal Farm maintains that in every society there are leaders who, if given the opportunity, will likely abuse their power. It is a satire on the politicians and their ability to manipulate others because of their insatiable lust for power. Despite his seemingly selfless motives, Napoleon the pig is presented as a power hungry individual who masks all his actions with the excuse that they are for the betterment of the farm such as him stealing the milk and covering it with the lie that it has nutrients essential to pigs only.
Although the story is an allegory of the Soviet Union under Stalin, it still holds significance in the present day world and even in the society of India. These will be analyzed through the research paper. To explore these aspects, examples from India and around the world will be taken into account such as the regular screening of content on social media websites by most governments, the ban of books and
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