They experienced vigorous labor in dangerous conditions for little pay and were without food and money countless times. The Russians did not hate the Tsar at first as they blamed their troubles on the government, however an event called Bloody Sunday changed their minds. Citizens began to protest outside of Tsar’s palace where many were shot and killed by soldiers. This turned them against the man they once trusted. World War I also occurred during Tsar’s reign and ultimately killed many unskilled and unequipped Russian soldiers.
As a result, the citizens rioted the capital of Petrograd, making demands for food and better working conditions. Due to Nicholas’s failure to please the citizens, he was abdicated on March 15th and he brother refused the throne, ending the Romanov dynasty (“Russian Revolution of
Analytical Review Chapter 1 Although Orwell aims his satire at totalitarianism in all of its guises - communist, fascist, and capitalist - Animal Farm owes its structure largely to the events of the Russian Revolution as they unfolded between 1917 and 1944. Because of Animal Farm’s parallels with the Russian
Animal farm in context to The Russian Revolution in terms of corrupting influence of power : Orwell 's goal was to portray the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the early years of the Soviet Union that resulted in a more oppressive and deadly government than the one it overthrew. Many characters and events of this novel are like that who started the Russian Revolution. In the book, Manor Farm is Russia itself, and the farmer Mr. Jones is Tsar Nicholas II (1894-1917) who was the Russian Czar (Russian emperor). He was the ruler of that nation. During his time, the Russians had to go through too much poverty and
The defining moment of Ivan's switch to extreme cruelty was when his beloved wife died of unknown causes in 1560. Ivan flew into a rage, killing and exiling former allies if he suspected them of poisoning the tsarista (Ivan IV of Russia). With paranoia burning through him, Ivan left Moscow and threatened to abdicate his throne. The sudden loss of Russia's sole leader had the people panicking and pleading for his return. He agreed to resume his role as tsar, but demanded absolute control of the oprichnina, the land surrounding Moscow.
His reign led to many rebellions, which obviously caused many people to lose their lives. If you resisted and your life ended, the lives of your relatives could also be taken to weed out any possible traitors. (Which I found rather brutal.) Also, if one were to be conquered and not killed, enslaved, or imprisoned, they’d be taxed heavily. As stated before, the Mongols were ordered to destroy the farmlands to make room for pasture, which led to the starvation of many people.
The 14th century was a time when the threat of disease controlled European society, putting fear into every person’s mind. The Bubonic Plague was the disease that led not only to death, but to the abandonment of chivalry and sympathy. The disease first appeared in Europe in 1347, and by the end of 1348, it had traveled across most of Europe, leaving a trail of death (doc 1). With about one third of the population dead, Europe’s society was destroyed, but it was devastated further by the pessimistic and anti semitic attitudes many of the people had. As the Black Death traveled through Europe, it left thousands dead.From 1315 to 1322, the Great Famine caused starvation and death, weakening Europe’s population.
The Black Death was three detrimental plagues that began in Mongolia, then swept across the Europe in the 1300’s, being the result of great famines that weakened Europe’s people. The plague was carried by fleas that were carried on rats, making colonists, and the poor more susceptible to the disease. It changed society by not only diminishing the population but also made the people skeptical of the Jews as if it was their doings. What made the plague so significant was how it wasn’t just amongst the poor; royalty, priests, armies, and the poor were all dying. Giovanni Boccaccio witnessed the plague from the city of Florence in Italy, and how it was a “deadly pestilence” (Plague, from the Decameron) He saw how the healthy completely deserted the infected and would live in houses only for the healthy.
In Night, Elie watched dozens of people being trampled because they weren’t fast enough and gave up. They could not hold ceremonies or say their goodbyes to the fallen, which is something people take for granted. Jews had to go through so much loss and transformation during the holocaust that there is no surprise when they lost their humanity and went absolutely mad, like
Why? The Russian Revolution, which was started by Lenin and his followers, was a rebellion that occurred in 1917 which forced higher powers to act to the needs of the lower class. For instance, many citizens were worried for their protection in consequence to the lack of survival necessities due to an early drought. Furthermore, their current czar during the time was incapable for his position as a czar and made horrendous decisions as czar. For example, when the czar, Nicholas, entered in World War I, he sent untrained troops into countless battles of failure which costed in mass amounts of lost life (paragraph 23).