Essay On The Russian Revolution In Animal Farm

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In the book Animal Farm the animals are treated very badly. Their farmer Mr. Jones, who is a mean and drunken man, abused them. One day Old Major, the head pig, called a meeting for all of the animals. Old Major told them about a dream he had the previous night about an old song called, Beasts of England, which started a resistance against humans. Old Major then died a few days later and two young pigs, Snowball and Napoleon, took over leadership for the Rebellion. About three months later they revolted against Mr. Jones and they took over the farm. They then changed the name of the farm to ‘Animal Farm’ soon after, the 2 pigs began to start to fight for leadership. While that was going on, Mr. Jones was planning to attack to get the farm…show more content…
Mr. Jones is modeled off of Tsar Nicholas II who was the Russian emperor at the time. During his time as emperor the Russian people e3xperienced terrible poverty. This caused the Bloody Sunday massacre in 1905 which was when unarmed protesters demanding social reforms were shot at by the army. This is similar the book because the animals under Jones were starving and ended up revolting as well. When Russia entered World War I and lost more men than any other country, the mad and desperate people began to go on strike. When his own generals started to turn against him, Nicholas left his throne hoping to avoid a civil war. This didn’t work because soon after, the Bolshevik Revolution started. Old Major was the animal version of V. I. Lenin. He was the leader of the Bolshevik Party that took control in the 1917 Revolution. Just like how old Major enforces the idea of Animalism, Lenin was inspired by Karl Marx's theory of Communism. Animalism is the idea where all animals share and are equal in the farm, and Communism is a shared way of life where all people in economic equality. Old Major dies before he can see the final results of the revolution, just like Lenin did before seeing the ways in which his disciples carried on the work of reform. Lenin was also responsible for changing Russia into the
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