Compare And Contrast Animal Farm And Joseph Stalin

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Old Major, the pig, rasped out in his speech that, “The life of an animal is misery and slavery: that is the plain truth.” Old Major had gathered all the animals together in the barn and expressed his desire for the slavery and cruelty to end. The old pig proposed a rebellion in which all the animals rebel against Mr. Jones. Granted, Old Major stated that the rebellion may not take place in any of the animals’ life times. However, after the death of the old pig, the rebellion happened arbitrarily and without warning. After the battle, the pigs took control and things plumped like a bird hit by a stone. It started out well but soon the pigs turned to communism. In the end, the animals turned out the worse for the revolution. In 1917, the Russian people acted on their angry and dethroned Czar Nicholas II. Lenin started this revolution for the good of the people. Unfortunately, just like animal farm, the leaders slowly descended into communism. The people of Russian ended up worse than before the revolution. Everyone agrees that the animals and Russians revolted and both clearly share similar characteristics in three similar people: Mr. Jones and Czar Nicholas II, Napoleon and Joseph Stalin, and the dogs and KGB. First, Mr. Jones and Czar Nicholas II behaved…show more content…
Napoleon could not speak as well nor did he have as much education as Snowball, his competitor. “Napoleon produced no schemes of his own, but said quietly that Snowball’s would come to nothing.” (Orwell 44) The fat communist pig also desired power and killed or scared away his opponents to gain it. “They (the dogs) dashed straight for Snowball, who only sprang from his place just in time to escape their snapping jaws.” (Orwell 48) The evil and ambitious pig craved power and would commit any crimes necessary to gain such power. When rumors of a second rebellion began, he made sure to crush even a thought of rebellion from the animals’ minds with an iron
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