Animal Farm Russian Revolution

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Animal Farm was written by George Orwell and publicized on August 17th, 1945. Orwell’s work of literature was almost an exact parallel to the famous Russian Revolution, also known as the Bolshevik Revolution. The revolution was almost four decades before Orwell’s famous piece was written, in 1905. Animal Farm, to the normal eye, looks as if a mentally unstable man had written it. Consisting of talking animals, and men fighting animals. However, when looked at with an allegorical perspective, the true meaning appears. The summary of Animal farm and an overview of the Russian Revolution, when looked at side-by-side, are very alike. Animal Farm was written to portray the events of the Russian revolution, and make it more understandable to the…show more content…
A series of wars before, a population boom, and a weak growing season laid the foundation for the revolution of 1905. The people were hungry, and treated very poorly. They revolted in 1905, but did nothing but suffered severe casualties. Nicholas II continued to rule, promising an elected parliament (Duma), until the February Revolution came in early1917. The tsar, Nicholas II, stepped down, and a provisional government was inserted. The people were still treated poorly, giving rise to the Bolshevik Revolution. Before the actual revolution, Lenin and his men attempted to overthrow the provisional government in place at the time. They failed and months later they launched the attack that would overthrow the government. The leader of the Bolshevik Revolution was Vladimir Lenin, and he later took control of the empire. Instead of keeping the government the same, he inserted a communist government. Almost simultaneously, Russia withdraws from World War I, and the Bolshevik party changes its name to the Communist party. Soon after, the Russian Civil War begins, and longtime leader of Russia, Nicholas II is executed. Everything in Russia settles down a few years later starting with the ending of the Russian Civil War, and the beginning of the new U.S.S.R. To wrap it all up, Lenin died of a stroke and his beloved followers carried out his…show more content…
To begin with, the characters he uses have their counterpart within the revolution. Mr. Jones was put into the story to symbolize Nicholas II. Like Jones, Nicholas lost control of his people, however, with Jones he lost control of the farm. The people under Nicholas lived dreadful, laborious lives. Almost exactly like the animals under Jones’ control. Old Major, the leader of the animal’s revolution, was like Vladimir Lenin during the Russian Revolution. They lead both sides to victory. The philosophy the two used were named differently, but worked on the same principles. Lenin adopted Communism, as where Old Major introduced Animalism. The names of both places changes due to their leaders. Russia became the U.S.S.R. and Manor Farm, Animal Farm, which shows the parallels between the names. A very loyal friend and hard worker of Lenin, by the name of Leon Trotsky, shared many of the same views that Lenin did, and he participated in many of the uprisings. Within Animal Farm, Snowball resembles Trotsky the most, because he also helped with the initial animal revolt, and he was chased away by Napoleon’s dogs. Trotsky was also exiled from the U.S.S.R and killed by Stalin’s KGB. The KGB within the country was basically a secret service that killed non-believers, like Napoleon’s dogs. Leading to the next example, Orwell used Napoleon as a puppet for Stalin. Napoleon took over
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