INTRODUCTION The novel animal farm is a fictional story written based on true events by George Orwell. George Orwell creates the book, Animal Farm as an analogy based on the Russian Revolution. The Russian Revolution began in 1917 and was a brutal and explosive political occurrence. The novel follows the events of the Russian Revolution and displays a simple story of animals on a farm that reveals a much deeper and complex time of history. Orwell gives the animals’ human like qualities, which allows for a connection to occur between the real life event of the Russian Revolution and the revolution of the farm animals.
The animals were forced to agree with Napoleon for they were unable to share their own opinions. Throughout the novel there are many examples of the unaccomplished goal of equality through communism. In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, communism is proven to lead to unfairness and dictatorship through the better living conditions of the pigs, harder work for the animals, and the inability for the animals to share their opinions. Orwell’s views on communism are well demonstrated through out his novel Animal
He makes his entrance when he justifies the pigs for hoarding food. He works to develop Animalism. He is selfish and twists reality to suit his interests and those of Napoleon. Squealer is the propaganda machine of Animal Farm. Snowball is an active quick-witted, charismatic inventive pig.
Have you ever lived in a society that promised many promises but always broke them? Have you ever been lied to? Animal Farm shows how the societies and rulers oppress their citizens without the citizens realising that. It also shows how rulers will always change when they are in power and only work for their personal privilege. In Animal Farm, George Orwell argues that Napoleon has solidified his power by using fear mongering, manipulation, and scapegoating.
In her critically acclaimed novel One Corpse Too Many, author Ellis Peters wrote, “All of the things of the wild have their proper uses. Only misuse makes them evil.” The possession and usage of power is an especially slippery slope. In George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm, a main recurring theme revolves around power and how those who hold it will ultimately fall into corruption. The desire for power stems from greed, but power also fuels greed. Over the course of the novel, three characters possess the power on the farm and each struggles to keep it in their control and to utilize it wisely.
Throughout history, a lust for power has created evil. This evil has the ability to change a person’s character completely. Unfortunately, this lust for power that is so common often results in the manipulation of the intellectually inferior. In the novella Animal Farm, George Orwell tells a story of a revolution, but also of corruption. On the Manor Farm, a group of farm animals work to exhaustion, day in and day out.
The facts state that Old Major had all the power, but, history has proven that dictatorship does not work, due to the fact that, power leads to corruption in a communist style government. As Napoleon gained power after Snowball died, Napoleon took advantage of his power as it states, “Throughout the spring and summer they worked a sixty hour week, and in August Napoleon announced that there would be work on Sunday afternoons as well, “ (Orwell 73). This is significant because since Snowball had died, Napoleon took over "The Animal Farm" which led to food shortage, hard labour, and deaths. Napoleon used all his knowledge and education to take over the farm. This also shows that with all the pigs and dogs on his side Napoleon had absolute power over everyone.
George Orwell’s Animal Farm is a classic work of literature that was published in August 17, 1945. Its impact on the communist ideas Americans held in the 1950s has made it one of the most influential books of its time. This simple story is an allegory for the Russian Revolution and has many hidden meanings to each character and event that takes place in the novel. Famous critics Harold Bloom, Kingsley Martin, Cyril Connolly, and Northrop Frye all review and explain the ideas that are shown in this novel. Animal Farm is a well written novel explaining a well thought out story, has many references to real world people and events, explains class and communism in a unique way, and has had reviews done by many critics.
He does not spend much time using figurative language or explaining a character’s feelings. He intentionally avoids using figurative language and chooses to use short words whenever possible. Some characters in Animal Farm that represent historical figures include: Old Major- Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin As old major is the one who ignites the revolution he represents Lenin, he also represents Carl marks because of his commandments of animalism, the resemble the communist theories by Karl
George orwell once said “You do not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution, one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship.” The revolution took place in 1917, Orwell’s book Animal Farm takes place after the revolution in 1944. Orwell wrote a small view book that actually showed a larger picture but makes you take the deeper look into how Animal Farm actually is a story on the Russian Revolution. The characters in animal farm are resembled from the people that were once in the Russian Revolution. Orwell did this to add questions to the readers involved with animal farm, whether or not it was an animal story or of something greater such as the Russian Revolution.. The setting of the manor farm is resembled