The Allegory In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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George Orwell’s Animal Farm is a classic work of literature that was published in August 17, 1945. Its impact on the communist ideas Americans held in the 1950s has made it one of the most influential books of its time. This simple story is an allegory for the Russian Revolution and has many hidden meanings to each character and event that takes place in the novel. Famous critics Harold Bloom, Kingsley Martin, Cyril Connolly, and Northrop Frye all review and explain the ideas that are shown in this novel. Animal Farm is a well written novel explaining a well thought out story, has many references to real world people and events, explains class and communism in a unique way, and has had reviews done by many critics. Animal Farm’s story takes place in a farm run by Mr. Jones, a harsh farmer who is neglectful of his farm animals. This neglect sparks a secret meeting held by Old Major, a prized boar nearing the end of his life. Old Major explains to the other animals about a dream he dreamt of which animals would one-day rule the world instead of humans. This idea of his led to the overthrowing of Mr. Jones, and a new era led by the animals. Every animal is told that they are equal, and they all work to maintain order in their newly acquired farm. As the story progresses, however, the pigs are shown getting corrupt, and become like the…show more content…
It allegories the Russian Revolution in a simple way, which makes it easy for anyone to pick up and read. With many good receptions coming in from many writers, such as Harold Bloom, Richard I. Smyer, and many more, it makes sense that it is currently being taught to young children in school. Its simplistic writing style gives an eerie look at a dark subject, which adds on to the atmosphere of the book. Each character represents a real-life figure, and Orwell’s way of putting it all together makes for a dark yet entertaining
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