Individual Rights And Allegory In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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Throughout time there have been many conflicts between individual rights and societal concern shown in both the literary world as well as reality in history and in the current world. An example of this would be in George Orwell’s novel, Animal Farm, in which a rebellion against the unproductive owner on the farm leads to a dictatorship, lead by the animals, leaving them not much better off then they were before the rebellion. The novel could be seen as an allegory to the Russian Revolution. During the Russian Revolution the last monarch of Russia had served his country poorly and so a rebellion occur, in which the Bolsheviks took over, led by Vladimir Lenin. After the death of Lenin, there was a power struggle, in which the new dictator is extremely ruthless and paranoid. In both situations it caused various individuals to have their rights taken away while other individuals took advantage of the situation.The allegory in Orwell’s novel, Animal Farm, reveals the conflict between individual rights and societal concern as certain individuals only took interest in their own welfare and disregard societal concern.
The actions of Napoleon, a Berkshire boar who takes leadership of Animal Farm, is similar to Joseph Stalin’s, the new dictator of the USSR, as they both kill for their own greed of power. An instance where Napoleon had killed for his own benefit would be when the nine dogs, that Napoleon has raised, executed that animals that had confessed to being in league with
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