Allegory In Animal Farm

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The fable, Animal Farm by George Orwell is an allegory for the Russian Revolution. It allusively criticizes Joseph Stalin, by symbolizing him with Napoleon. In the novel, the animal revolution with the best of intentions was gradually undermined by the pigs’ corruption and avarice. As a reference to the emergence of the Soviet Communism, Animal Farm conveys the theme that not only are the tactics of the figures in power responsible for their rise to power, but the oppressed working class is also partially at fault. The loyal servants of Napoleon contributed actively towards his takeover, while the working class, through gullibility, naivety and unwillingness to question authority, condemned themselves to Napoleon’s oppression. In the novel, the animals were responsible for their own enslavement differently. Boxer’s passivity and blind faith played a major role in the pigs maintaining their position. To begin, he believed in every ideas and decisions proposed by Napoleon. For instance, upon announcing the cancellation of Sunday morning meetings and that Napoleon will be the deciding voice and will make all decisions without the input of other animals, some…show more content…
Boxer played a role by being passive, gullible and by valuing blind faith for Napoleon. In contrast, the dogs contributed by exercising their aggressions and taking actions. Meanwhile Squealer’s use of his quick-wittedness and rhetorical ability was the way in which he helped the pigs stay in power. Overall, many of the characters and occurrences within Animal Farm are representations of figures and events that took place in our real world and that marked our history. Orwell wrote this fable not only to convey that power corrupts but also to remind and warn people, especially the working class, that what government, hence live conditions they live under, is partially determined by their own actions and
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