Allegory In Animal Farm Essay

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Animal Farm is an allegory, as stated before. The story hidden behind this allegory is the story of the Russian revolution i.e. after the tsar was overthrown. Leon Trotsky and Joseph Stalin were two politicians who continued to struggle for power over the Soviet Union after the revolution. Later on, Trotsky was defeated by Stalin and exiled to live abroad. “Leon Trotsky’s political ideology resembles the characteristics of Snowball, the leader of Animal Farm before Napoleon. Snowball had many ideas that oppose against Napoleon’s wish, which links to the ideology of Trotskyism. In the novel, Snowball also believed that in order to sustain the revolution in Animal Farm, they must have more revolutions in other neighbouring farms in England. He did so by sending pigeons to the farms around England, teaching others the tunes of “Beasts of…show more content…
Just like Stalin, Napoleon takes advantage of the animals' uprising against their masters to eventually become the dictator 'President' of the animal farm. He creates his own 'secret police' by kidnapping the puppies and raising them for his own purposes (as did Stalin). Like Stalin, Napoleon uses propaganda to his advantage (example the Wind Mill incident). He changes the rules to suit his own purposes and to benefit himself (apples and milk in the pigs' mash). He also starves most of the population of the farmyard, while he and his closest affiliates grow fat.” (“By George Orwell”) Another huge similarity between Stalin and Napoleon was an introduction of a five-year plan. The plan was recommended by Stalin who promised to help improve and expand industry in Russia. His plan kept failing, but he never gave up. Equally, Napoleon had the idea of building a windmill, which will be used to help improve the production on the farm. However, the windmill was knocked down, and this represents the fall of the five-year plan. Yet, Napoleon kept insisting on rebuilding the
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