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
The Squealing Pig Would you like to learn about communism in such a way that you receive a clear picture of what it is? The Novel Animal Farm by George Orwell gives you somewhat of who Stalin was and what communism is. It portrays Stalin as a pig named Napoleon and the other animals as the people under Stalin’s rule, oblivious to what was actually going on. Napoleon used another pig named Squealer to spread lies about what the pigs were actually doing so that the other animals would stay under his command. Through the whole book lies were told so that the animals would not revolt, thus the pigs remained in command.
Instead of expressing the true ideas of Animalism inspired by Old Major of all animals being equal and keeping away from human beings, the pigs portray the opposite of that. The reader is certain that Napoleon’s autocracy has destroyed Animal Farm’s language when Napoleon tells his fellow humans, “Hitherto the animals on the farm had had a rather foolish custom of addressing one another as "Comrade." This was to be suppressed”
Which, began the revolution. The farm is overthrown, taken over by animals, and renamed Animal farm. In the story Animal Farm, George Orwell uses allegory, foreshadow, and symbolism to craft a life where all are equal, but some are more equal than others. Allegory was a major concept during the novel. It was used to represent the Russian revolution of 1917.
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.
Napoleon ruled animal farm harshly and overworked the animals. Orwell described, “This work was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would have his rations reduced by half” (Orwell 59). The animal’s are given a choice in the sense that if they wanted to, they could have Sundays off. However, the brutal consequences the animals would face if they did not work forced the animals to listen to the pigs. The pigs, who are more intelligent, tricked the animals into thinking they have a choice when in reality they do not.
People in societies are lead and made agreeable using several standard techniques, examples of which can be found in literature, even when the societies involved are completely different. George Orwell’s Animal Farm depicts a carefully engineered and meticulously controlled society of animals who take control of a farm, and are subsequently manipulated and overseen by the pigs on the farm. Snowball, a pig, starts by leading the farm, yet is cast out and attacked by Napoleon, another pig, who takes control of the farm and manipulates its occupants. William Golding’s Lord of The Flies shows a primal, savage, and twisted community of young boys who are stranded on an island, struggle for survival and eventually start killing each other. Two boys,
In the novel Animal Farm written by George Orwell is about animals on a farm who rebel against their master Mr.Jones in attempt to be create equality between them. While the Rebellion was successful, overtime the animals are manipulated by the pigs to which the pigs become superior than the the rest of the animals on the farm. Making the Rebellion pointless as the pigs are the new owners of Animal farm leading to the pigs using fear, manipulation, and deception to trick the animals into thinking they are not ruling until it is to late. Orwell uses satire to compare his book Animal Farm to the Russian Revolution showing not only how he feels about the Revolution but how reacts towards it. Orwell uses his book Animal Farm to talk about the Russian Revolution by using satire and tries to use Animal Farm as an outlet to voice his opinion about how he despises the Revolution and as well as to convince others to share his opinion.
The book is full of the elements of satire and the characters, events and some elements of Animal Farm are focused on The Russian Revolution. Orwell clearly explains that his main purpose for writing Animal Farm was "to write a satire on the Russian Revolution (In Shelden, 1991, p.399) ". Through animal satire, Orwell attacks on the Stalin 's practices in
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.