A historical event that could relate to this is when Stalin starved millions of his citizens when they didn’t want to work. Orwell’s allegory “Animal Farm” reveals how too much power tends to change a person by doing horrible things, which causes conflict between individual rights and societal concerns, through the uses of symbolism of Napoleon. Napoleon, who symbolizes Joseph Stalin, shows that how much power tends to corrupt one by using tactics and taking advantage of others to attain a goal. In the story, Napoleon frames as well as kill his comrades to get to his goal, while creating fear among the animals. Before the trial started, Napoleon persuaded the pigs into admitting on false charge against Snowball.
2. A. Just before he died, Old Major – the oldest pig from the farm –called all farm animals together, he told them that the they are being suppressed by the humans. He tries to start a revolution. Through the words from Old Major are the eyes of the other animals opened and they see that they work as slaves for the farmer.
They were shot, killed or exiled as a punishment. Stalin was feared in Russia, he ruled by terror with a totalitarian grip in order to eliminate anyone who might oppose him, and about three million of his citizens died in the early 1930’s because
Animal farm began with Mr. Jones (Nicholas II) who owned the farm, he was once a capable farmer(Alexander II of Russia he was the most successful Russian reformer since Peter the Great) until he lost the lawsuit and became an alcoholic. Old Major (Karl Marx) Told his dream (Communist Manifesto) to the other animals before his death. The animals revolt (Russian revolution 1917). Snowball and Napoleon start having power struggle between each other(Stalin vs. Trotsky power struggle). Battle of Cowshed, animals are led by Snowball.
The animals revolted against Mr. Jones and his workers on his farm and the Romanoff’s were overthrown by the Bolsheviks and the Russian people. This connection describes how communism requires the eradication of any previous regime before it can take effect. The biggest overall connection is between Animal Farm and the Soviet Union. They both were formed after a revolution. Both of the revolutions were inspired by the principles of Communism/animalism.
Mr Jones: A heavy drinker and the former owner of the farm. The animals revolt against him because he drinks too much and hardly takes care of the animals. The farm animals decide that it is time to rebel against him after forgetting to feed them. Old Major: An aged boar that inspires the animals to create a farm run by animals. The Rebellion is carried out, but as he died three days
Napolean is an pure evil. After turn on Snowball, he become the dictator in the Animal Farm. He take away the puppies away from it parents and train them to be his sidekicks. Napolean kill all the animal that oppose to him and threat other animal with his dogs. Firstly is the 4 pigs, he force them to confess they work for Snowball, after the pigs confession, he order the dog to tear their throat apart in front of every animal.
This caused an unrest among the farmers, they then started hiding the food meant for the government thus the food commissariat was began burning farms and crops to the ground, killing many farmers in the process. While the Bolsheviks were in power they could do anything they wanted no matter the impact on communities and individual in Russia. The Russian Civil war raged in the streets of her cities between 1918 and 1922, the red army, led by the Bolsheviks fought the white army which was a combination of all the parties opposing communism, including foreign troops. They fought to assume control over Russia and to stop Germany from getting any war materials. Tsar Nicholas the II was executed along with his family.
During his reign, the Russian people experienced terrible poverty and upheaval, marked by the Bloody Sunday massacre in 1905 when unarmed protesters demanding social reforms were shot down by the army near Nicholas ' palace. As the animals under Jones lead lives of hunger and want, the lives of millions of Russians worsened during Nicholas ' reign. When Russia entered World War I and subsequently lost more men than any country in any previous war, the outraged and desperate people began a series of strikes and mutinies that signaled the end of Tsarist control. When his own generals withdrew their support of him, Nicholas abdicated his throne in the hopes of avoiding an all-out civil war — but the civil war arrived in the form of the Bolshevik Revolution, when Nicholas, like Jones, was removed from his place of rule and then died shortly thereafter. Old Major
Revolutions: when they come to mind we think of these potent moments when changes are being made, where people stand together for a better life. But, in reality, revolutions always end exactly where they began or “have begun”. The Bolshevik Revolution is one of those situations. The Russian revolution started because while Nicholas II, the king, was ruling, there were chronic food shortages, and everyone lived in poverty. A man named Vladimir Lenin successfully over through Nicolas but, like most revolutions, he turned out to be just as bad as Nicholas II, and he developed the Communist party ( History, 2011).