How Does George Orwell Use Satire In Animal Farm

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When first reading George Orwell’s Animal Farm, one might assume it to be a simple narrative about Farm Animals. However, through closer analysis, you begin to see the allegorical connections and satire of the work. By drawing parallels to certain major events and individuals from the Russian Revolution, Orwell is able to provide a political commentary about the harsh conditions caused by the Revolution. In George Orwell 's Animal Farm, he uses Napoleon, Snowball, and Mr. Jones to show the allegorical connections, as well as its satirical motives. Napoleon and Joseph Stalin are similar in many ways. Napoleon was the pig who emerges as the leader of Animal Farm after the Rebellion. He used his nine loyal dogs to intimidate the other farm animals and unite his power. Joseph Stalin was the dictator of the Union of Soviet Republics (USSR). According to “Under Stalin, the Soviet Union was transformed from a peasant …show more content…

Both Trotsky and Snowball did not rule for themselves but for the benefit of their own people. Snowball formed the animal army who fought against the humans during the Battle of Cowshed, and led them to a great victory. During the Russian Civil War, Trotsky formed and led the Red Army to victory against the White Army. Both Snowball and Trotsky had Political Enemies who loathed them. For Snowball it was his comrade, Napoleon, and for Trotsky it was Joseph Stalin. Napoleon was so threatened by Snowball that he used his 9 loyal dogs to chase Snowball out of the Farm, and then brainwash everyone into believing that Snowball was the enemy. This is similar to when Joseph Stalin ordered one of his men to go kill Leon Trotsky because he hated everything that Trotsky was about. Stalin banished him from the country and “erased” him from Russian history. Snowball and Leon Trotsky both wanted the best for their country, but had political rivals who wanted nothing more than to see them

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