Marxist Idea In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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Name: Attawit Jirabandansuk (Gap) 1 Class: 1202
Date: 8/12/2017
Marxist Idea In Animal Farm
George Orwell was born in India, in 1903, his family is in the middle class. Moreover, he was a man of solid sentiments who tended to be a part of the major political developments, for instance, government, one-party rule, and socialism. Much of what Orwell wrote was as a consequence of his political and humanitarian convictions, including Animal Farm. Animal Farm was written between 1943 to 1944 and was published in 1945. It is a metaphorical novel that based on the creator 's political feelings of Stalin and Russian politics issues of the time. The book 's plot reflects the chain of occasions that began with the October Revolution of 1917 and finished in the usurpation of power by Stalin. Therefore, Orwell expresses his warnings and comments that socialism could lead to dictatorship by being hypocritical, being dominant, and creating unfair rules when it is being used in reality.
Orwell also expressed his criticism on how revolutionary leaders in Russian revolution failed to follow what they have promised to do in the beginning. Before the revolution took place, Napoleon and Snowball were telling all animals that they would bring justice to the community. Conversely, it happened that the two characters lied to them. This suggests that Orwell thought that revolutionary leaders often fail to improve the situations. (Makovi, 2015). Orwell was a socialist but he supported Democracy
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