Animal Farm -the history of a rebellion that went wrong- is George Orwell 's brilliant satire on the corrupting influence of power. It was first published in 1945. According to Orwell, the book reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalin era in the Soviet Union. In the book, Mr. Jones, the owner of the Manor farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Snowball leads to the animals taking over the farm.
When Russia entered World War I and lost more men than any other country, the mad and desperate people began to go on strike. When his own generals started to turn against him, Nicholas left his throne hoping to avoid a civil war. This didn’t work because soon after, the Bolshevik Revolution started. Old Major was the animal version of V. I. Lenin. He was the leader of the Bolshevik Party that took control in the 1917 Revolution.
In Animal Farm, the dilemma started when Old major dies and all of the animals in the Manor farm inspired by Old Major’s philosophy of Animalism. They plot a rebellion against Mr. Jones and the mutiny is a success. Snowball and Napoleon lead the said rebellion, and renamed the Manor Farm to Animal Farm. The pigs became the leaders because of their intelligence and Napoleon proves to be hungry in power. He also appoints Squealer to be his assistant and spoke person.
Characters in the story can be compared to historical figures in Soviet Union’s history. Even though we can compare characters with historical figures Animal Farm is more than a parody of Soviet Union. This is a story that shows that some gained power can cause a massive corruption. Animal’s rebellion starts when the farmer doesn’t feed and take care of the animals for a while. Mr. Jones notices them when they break into the area where the food is stored and whips them in order to counterattack but looses against animals attack and runs away from the farm.
The book Animal Farm is an allegory which corresponds to the Russian Revolution. In the book, the animals take over the farm and run the humans off of the property. They are tired of being treated cruelly and decide to take things into their own matters. This is where “war” between animal and man start. The Russian Revolution had much in common with this but also has its differences.
Just like Stalin, Napoleon takes advantage of the animals' uprising against their masters to eventually become the dictator 'President' of the animal farm. He creates his own 'secret police' by kidnapping the puppies and raising them for his own purposes (as did Stalin). Like Stalin, Napoleon uses propaganda to his advantage (example the Wind Mill incident). He changes the rules to suit his own purposes and to benefit himself (apples and milk in the pigs' mash). He also starves most of the population of the farmyard, while he and his closest affiliates grow fat.” (“By George
In sheer malignity, thinking to set back our plans and avenge himself for his ignominious expulsion, this traitor has crept here under cover of night and destroyed our work of nearly a year." (73) In this part, Napoleon has separated between the animals in the farm as “us" and Snowball as “the enemy”. Also, he described Snowball 's state, which is a lie, by using the word “malignity” which means malevolence. This time, as the windmill not only has high sentimental value to the animals but also stands for their pride, the animals begins to learn that Snowball is genuinely guilty and think out ways of catching him. Therefore, the hate speech in this part can be considered in the type of incitement in the construction of hatred, intentional discrimination to the targeted group to create “they” and “us", and incitement to make violence to the targeted
Napoleon Joseph Stalin the great leader of the soviet union is portrayed in George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” as a selfish, controlling pig named Napoleon, who was one of the leaders of the other animals who represent the working class people. You can see that Napoleon represents Stalin many times in the book Such as when Napoleon tries to change the commandments so that they would suit him better, for example, how commandment number 4 states that “ No animal shall sleep in a bed”. He was soon caught sleeping in a bed and confronted by the others
Animal Farm was written in February of 1944. As seen in the writing of George Orwell, the animals revolted against Mr. Jones due to poor living conditions. George Orwell reflects on the Russian Revolution by evaluating the primary leaders, groups of people, and events that were part of the movement through the use of animals as characters. Old Major, the pig who died in the first chapter shares obvious similarities to Karl Marx. Karl Marx wrote The Communist Manifesto, and Old Major came up with a large amount of the ideas for how the animals could separate themselves from
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