Comparison Between Animal Farm And The Russian Revolution

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Roba Zibaoui
Englsih 11
Mrs. Nishat Syed
February 20, 2016

Describe in Detail what parallels can be drawn in this boo between the animals and struggles and that of the Russian Revolution. Be specific and include at least five parallels? Comparison between Animal Farm and Russian Revolution
George Animal Farm is chilling depiction and critique of the corruption of history of the Russian Revolution. In the story Orwell retells the story of the development of Soviet communism in the form of animals. Animal Farm recreates the rise to power of the dictator Joseph Stalin. As soon as they overthrow the human oppressor Mr. Jones with a democratic union of animals, the power is then quickly shifted towards the pigs. The message that Orwell points out is flaws of communism and conveys that equality cannot be achieved. People in power always want more and abuse their power. George Orwell, when asked about his book, stated that the goal was to show that this wasn’t unexpected. The turning-point of the story was supposed to be when the pigs kept the milk and apples for themselves. If the other animals put their foot down and took a stand it would have been all right. Orwell quoted- You make a revolution yourself there is no such thing as a compassionate dictatorship, so rather than censuring the harsh rulers I blame the people for letting it happen.
The book begins with Old Major who is a representation of both Karl Marx and Lenin. He is seen as theoretical genius like Karl Marx
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