CHAPTER 3: PARALLELS BETWEEN RUSSIAN REVOLUTION AND ANIMAL FARM THROUGH EVENTS AND CHARACTERS “In the time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” Orwell.G 1949 George Orwell’s influential novel Animal Farm ultimately turned out to be a political commentary and presumably an allegory which revolves around Russian Revolution. Basically, parallel means occurring or existing in corresponding manner. There are number of events which directly correspond to Soviet Russia. Just like the people of Russia drove out Tsar Nicholas 2 in the exact same way animals of Manor Farm rebelled against Mr. Jones after enduring a prolonged period of injustice. With the passage of time, the pigs dominate working class of animals, because they
George Orwell once narrated, “Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. Animal Farm is a novel written by Orwell, set in the early 1900s in England. The main characters of the book are the pigs: Napoleon, Squealer, and Snowball, the farmer, Mr. Jones, and the working animals, such as Boxer and Clover, the horses, Muriel, the goat, and Benjamin, the donkey. This novel is a metaphor, and it relates to the events of the Russian Revolution of 1917 that led up to the Stalinist era.
The pigs have most of the power so, “The pigs did not actually work, but directed and supervised the others. With their superior knowledge it was natural that they should assume the leadership,” (Orwell 46). This is significant because since the pigs were superior in knowledge, they were able to assume most of the leadership, which created their power. The pigs would soon take advantage of that power and corrupt most of the farm. Soon, the whole entire farm was chanting, “Long Live, Comrade Napoleon,” and, “in April, Animal Farm was proclaimed a Republic, and it became necessary to elect a President.
Juliette Blalock Singh 4/5 Animal Farm In the satiric novel Animal Farm by George Orwell, the character Napoleon represents a dictator in society, who turns a self-governed and unbiased farm into his own. Napoleon initially unifies with the rest of the animal’s, but soon decides to take matters into his own hands and disposes of Snowball and his proposals towards the farm. He takes advantage of the vulnerable animals so he can become in command. Napoleon is clever, brutal, and dictatorial to the animals. Napoleon made a substantial impact on the way the animals reacted to their new hardships.
A world where communism becomes animalism, and pigs become human. Animal Farm, a classic novel written by George Orwell, revolves around Manor Farm, a land that has been poorly managed by Farmer Jones. Humans roamed the terrains, marking their dominance over the animals. However, a single pig named Major declared that animals demand equality. Which, began the revolution.
George Orwell 's story Animal Farm is written in the form of an allegory. This story is an allegory because George Orwell uses the animals as symbolic figures to represent humans and the farm as a representation for a world war. He also uses the events that happened in Russia at that time to represent the communist rule of the Soviet Union. In Animal Farm, Orwell uses Old Major, an old pig, to be a teacher to all the other animals on the farm to help them learn how to exist in a world where animals can rule without humans. Old Major tries to teach the animals that without humans ruling, animals could do a better job and by taking over the farm where they live, they could finally be free and not under the communist rule of humans.
The new government that was created was much worse than the one that was there before (George, ix). Animal Farm is a novel in which the animals at Mr. Jones’ Manor Farm come together to hear Old Major, a pig describe his dream about a world where all the animals could live free from humans. Old Major dies soon afterwards. Animals inspired from Old Major’s speech revolt against Mr. Jones and his man. In the
Even if some events are more comparable to Nazi Germany or General Francisco’s Spain, the main allegory of this book is Animalism representing Communism and Marxism. In which the animals, representing the proletariat, throw over their oppressors (Mr. Jones) much like the bolshevik revolution of October 24th. Despite starting with good intentions, both revolutions end up with a fascist and oppressive political regime. Following this allegory we can observe that the three main leaders of Communist Russia have pig counterparts in the book. Old Major is based on Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin, Snowball is based on Leon Trotsky and Napoleon on Josef Stalin.