Political Satire And Allegory In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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George Orwell’s novel, Animal Farm, was a great example of political satire and allegory. One of the main ideas in this novel was how each event paralleled events from the Russian Revolution. The novel was written to criticize tyrannical rule and particularly Joseph Stalin's corrupt rule in Russia. The characters, settings, and plot described the social disturbance during this period and proved how the good nature of communism could be turned into something atrocious from an idea as simple as greed. The characters of the novel each served a role in the Russian Revolution and Manor Farm itself, represented Russia, with its poor conditions and irresponsible leaders. Since the novel is a metaphor of the revolution, Czar Nicholas II was portrayed through the character Mr. Jones, the owner of the farm before he was overthrown by his animals. Before the revolution took place, Nicholas lived in luxury while thousands of unemployed peasants struggled to survive. Even those who were employed suffered abuse from their employers and had long working hours for extremely low wages. In the novel, the distribution of…show more content…
Throughout all the events in the novel and revolution, the accomplishments and the failures in forming a dictatorship or any form of government was shown. Another theme was that anything that sounded like a paradise could quickly take advantage of people and change their whole vision of that paradise. With Animal Farm, all the animals thought the farm would be heaven without Jones, and it turned out to be equal, if not, even worse without him running the farm. Many themes could be learned from this story and revolution. People are always looking for Utopia, but Orwell's belief was that it does not exist. But the search for Utopia could lead one to be taken advantage of by others. Animal Farm reveals clearly a way that Utopia is searched for but is never
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