Similarities Between Animal Farm And The Russian Revolution

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The novella Animal Farm is an allegory that is parallel to the events and people in The Russian Revolution. The characters Old Major, Farmer Jones, Napoleon, and Snowball are all parallel to actual people during The Russian Revolution. The Battle of Cowshed and The Battle of Windmill are both allegories for actual events that happened. The windmill is also parallel to something that took place during the revolution.The character Old Major was seen as the wisest pig on Jones’ farm and everyone looked up to him for answers. Old Major was basically the founder of the revolution that took place on the farm even though he died before it happened. “That is my message to you, comrades: Rebellion! I do not know when that Rebellion will come, it might be in a week or in a hundred years, but I know, as surely as I see this straw beneath my feet, that sooner or later justice will be done” (Orwell 9). Old Major’s dream was the reason that the animals came together and finally took the farm for themselves. Old Major is parallel to Vladimir Lenin, who was known as the founder of the Communist party. Vladimir started his own revolution in Russia just how Old Major did on the farm. Old Major and Vladimir both started their own form of revolution. Farmer Jones’ character is parallel to Czar Nicholas II. Farmer Jones is a human who owns his own farm. He has lots of animals who eventually turn against him because of his cruel Reid 2treatment and take the farm away from him for themselves. He
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