A revolution aimed at improving the lives of the animals, with the best possible intentions, has degenerated into a nightmare. Similar to the creation and destruction of the Soviet Union, Napoleon in Animal Farm is directly connected to Joseph Stalin, while Snowball represents Leon Trotsky, and Old Major is Vladimir Lenin. Since Old Major's original idea was to create revolution around the
Power, corruption did not end with Mr.Jones as it was supposed to, it continued with Snowball, but the most corrupted was Napoleon. All he wanted to do is look good in front of the animals and make them believe he was a great leader that was always right and that can make good decisions for Animal Farm, instead he changed the rules and modify the seven commandments that represented animalism to favor himself. The responsible for Napoleon´s actions looking good and beneficial for the animals was Squealer, that covered all of his wrong choices to avoid animals suspicions. Dictatorship is present in the story when Napoleon was the only candidate after using his dog army to get rid of Snowball and be the leader of Animal Farm. Then a step-by-step progression he turned himself into a dictator, making minor changes throughout the
Andre Abi Haidar PSPA 210 INTRODUCTION It is always difficult to write about and discuss Karl Marx, or more importantly the applications of Marx’s theories, due to the fact that he inspired and gave rise to many movements and revolutionaries, not all of which follow his theories to the point. Although Marx tends to be equated with Communism, it might not seem righteous to blame him for whatever shortcomings occurred when his theories were put to the test; Marx passed away well before the revolution in Russia, and he played no role in the emergence of the totalitarian regime at the time. When discussing Marx, however, Vladimir Lenin is one of the biggest highlights when it comes to studying the outcomes of Marx’s theories.
Lenin does not achieve his goals in establishing communism in the industrial sector and the agriculture reigns of the country. However he did achieve communism in the political sector of the country, in the form of war communism. At the end of WW1 the country was an economic disaster. People didn’t have the money to buy a loaf of bread to feed their families. There was no food for Lenin’s Red Army and with a civil war on his doorstep he needed to keep his troops strong and healthy.
He manipulated the animals into thinking that his ways were best, and that they were living luxurious lives. This whole story perfectly describes the manipulative and greedy natures of communism, and I wrote these journal entries to further portray
It is a very clever way to do. George Orwell entrusted his dissatisfaction of the union of Soviet with his construction of the animal world. It is really ingenious to use animals instead of just portraying people under the certain time. Using animals and personification is a good way of attracting the attention of the audience and makes the whole story more vivid. The strivings and struggles between different animals help amplify the conflicts showed in the book.
Into The Wild was a tremendous story which Shaun Callarman did not have many positive things to say about Chris McCandless, the main character. He went on this adventure to find out what life is all about in his own eyes. He wanted to see how different living in the wild really was compared to society because he was not satisfied with his living arrangements and household. Shaun’s quote says that he thinks “Chris McCandless was bright and ignorant at the same time. He had no common sense, and he had no business going into Alaska with his Romantic silliness.
In Animal Farm Napoleon and Snowball were the original leaders of the farm but after Snowball disagrees with Napoleon, he is immediately sent away and portrayed as an awful traitor who had been scheming a plan the whole time. This kind of unstable government is not a place that I would want to live in. The way he treated the other animals and shut down any suspicions of his actual plan was cruel and abusive of his power. Another reason I would not like to live in a utopia like the one in Animal Farm is that it seems like it would be very aggravating to see other animals say they support him one-hundred percent and being overall disappointed in my surroundings. While yes I would be an animal if I lived in this utopia I would probably be just as clueless as the other animals on the farm.
Overview (Context) A dystopian Animal fable – Animal Farm, attacks the idea of totalitarian communism in a simpler format by painting a terrifying picture of a world in which personal freedom is non-existent. As is the case with most fables, Animal Farm is set in an unspecified time period and is largely free from historical references that would allow the reader to date the action precisely. It is fair to assume, however, that Orwell means the fable to be contemporaneous with the object of its satire, the Russian Revolution (1917–1945). It is important to remember that this period represented the recent past and present at the time of writing and that Orwell understands the significance of the story’s action to be immediate and ongoing rather than historical. 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.