The Russian Revolution In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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INTRODUCTION The novel animal farm is a fictional story written based on true events by George Orwell. George Orwell creates the book, Animal Farm as an analogy based on the Russian Revolution. The Russian Revolution began in 1917 and was a brutal and explosive political occurrence. The novel follows the events of the Russian Revolution and displays a simple story of animals on a farm that reveals a much deeper and complex time of history. Orwell gives the animals’ human like qualities, which allows for a connection to occur between the real life event of the Russian Revolution and the revolution of the farm animals. What seems like a couples of pigs on a farm feuding is really a comparison of the battle between Joseph Stalin and Leon Trotsky. Clarke 2 ANIMAL FARM At the time of its release, Animal farm was looked down upon by many and many people tried to ignore the messages Orwell was trying to convey. Animal Farm was a literary comparison of the Revolution, Orwell used the book to mimic the Revolution. He uses…show more content…
Very slowly, Napoleon begins to take advantage of the animals, by reducing their food, overworking them, lying to them, and even leading some of them to death. Napoleon even goes as far as instating a rule, "ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL, BUT SOME ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS" (Chapter 10, pg. 112). Napoleon breaks rules of the commandments and adjusts them to fit his actions. Towards the end of the story, he has completely taken full control and all of the pigs exchange conversation with humans casually and even begin to walk on their hind legs. The story comes to a close, and leaves off describing how the animals of the farm are peering into the window to see the pigs and humans conversing and suddenly the animals cannot tell the pigs from the
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