The Use Of Revolutions In George Orwell's Animal Farm?

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Revolutions: when they come to mind we think of these potent moments when changes are being made, where people stand together for a better life. But, in reality, revolutions always end exactly where they began or “have begun”. The Bolshevik Revolution is one of those situations. The Russian revolution started because while Nicholas II, the king, was ruling, there were chronic food shortages, and everyone lived in poverty. A man named Vladimir Lenin successfully over through Nicolas but, like most revolutions, he turned out to be just as bad as Nicholas II, and he developed the Communist party ( History, 2011). This generic situation was written into a book Animal Farm. In the book by George Orwell, a farmer named Jones abuses his animals.…show more content…
In Russia, their media creates an image of chaos in places like Ukraine even though that's not the real situation. They create a utopia for their citizens in which Russia has no income problems, even though their external debt is 515.3 billion US dollars. Russia directly lies to its citizens by using their respected, well-known governmental TV ( Solovei, 2014). In Animal Farm, this is also done; Squealer, Napoleon's speaker who is also a pig, tells the animals that fake statistics in order to prevent rebellion. On page 113 Squealer gives a speech where he says, “they had more oats, more hay, more turnips then they had in Jones’s day”(Orwell). In Russia and Animal Farm, the governments are telling their citizens very similar lies, but it’s the motive behind the lies are most interesting. It can be assumed they lie to their own citizens in order to prevent any rebellion, but it is arguable that the possibilities vary. Regardless of why they are telling their lies, it sends a very clear message that Animal Farm and Russia have something to lie about and their fear of their citizens reactions make them very

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