Old Major And Vladimir Lenin Analysis

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Of the many things that can be compared between Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution, one of the most significant similarities is characters. One of the many allegories is Old Major and Vladimir Lenin. Vladimir Lenin was born on April 10th, 1870. He was born into a wealthy family and early in his life, his brother was executed for trying to kill Czar Alexander the 3rd in a bombing plot. This event eventually led him to becoming a Marxist. One of the main things that Lenin is known for is being one of the founding fathers of Communism and for being the leader of the Bolshevik Party. The Bolshevik Party was established during the Russian Revolution to overtake the Provisional Government because of their inability to keep up with their commitments to the Russian citizens. When…show more content…
These situations are very similar being that both figures had attempted shots fired at them while or shortly after giving a message to their people. The last resemblance between Old Major and Lenin is that they both had either part or all of their body preserved after death. In Animal Farm, Old Major’s skull was put on display and the animals on the farm had to pass by it daily. “The skull of old Major, now clean of flesh, had been disinterred from the orchard and set up on a stump at the foot of the flagstaff, beside the gun. After the hoisting of the flag, the animals were required to file past the skull in a reverent manner before entering the barn” (Orwell 51). Following the death of Lenin, his body was preserved laid in a mausoleum, which can still be visited today (Vladimir Lenin Shot). Another parallel between Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution is Napolean to Joseph Stalin. Joseph Stalin was born on December 21, 1879. He was born Josef Vissarionovich Djugashvili, however when he was in his 30s he took the name Stalin, meaning “man of steel”. He grew up as an only child and was poor, living with an alcoholic father who beat him, and a mom who was a
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