Oppression, And Corruption In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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Power, Oppression, and Corruption Animal Farm brings alive the voices and personalities of farmyard animals. It is a twist on the events that took place during the Russian Revolution. This fable tale brings forth the conflicts the fallen Russian Empire through displaying the levels of class and real life people in animals. There is easily a good and a bad archetype, however, using the naivety of the uneducated animals the population is manipulated and leered into a false security. The leaders take control and under the power of suggestion, the public becomes starved, overworked, and silenced. It is a tale where the government like system controls and takes advantage of the citizens. The strongest idea in the book is the gaining and losing of one's voice. Free speech brought them independence from Mr.Jones, the owner of the farm. The use of Old Major’s voice begins a movement that was intended to allow citizens to think for themselves and create a life of freedom away from humans. After the death of Old Major certain voices are repressed.…show more content…
Mr.Jones who is a drunken farmer is Tsar Nicholas II. Napoleon, a pig that takes charge of the barn and turns it into a dictatorship is based on Joseph Stalin. His opponent Snowball, is based on Leon Trotsky. Napoleon is a static character, he assumes power after the death of the leader of the rebellion. He is unpredictable. He is a static character, however, his intentions are hidden a majority of the novel. While his motive is unknown, the change in the communication between the animals is noticeable, specifically the thinly veiled threats that are exchanged. He is static however, the way the animals view his character changes. The novel says, “pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again: but it already it was impossible to say which was which” (95). He slowly transforms into another Mr. Jones, the reason of their initial
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