Trotsky And Snowkyism In Animal Farm

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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 England”. This applies to the characteristic of Trotsky, as Trotsky believed in a world economy instead of a national economy.” (“Leon Trotsky”) One can compare Trotsky and Snowball in many ways. They were both exiled from their country/farm, they both were opposed to Stalin/Napoleon, both Trotsky and Snowball were leaders who truly wanted a better society and both of them agreed with Marx/ Old Major. “Orwell often viewed Trotsky as being very idealistic about his ideas, and is blinded by his…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
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