What is good for the people is not always good for the country. George Orwell, the British author, wrote Animal Farm to criticize the government of the Soviet Union. Today and back then, Animal Farm is considered an allegory with objects of satire that make it eligible for censorship and restriction in Cuba.
Animal Farm’s allegory of the Soviet Union has a deeper meaning about the communist government. An allegory is a work of literature with two distinct levels where the characters or events symbolize something else. The animals, settings, and dealings of the farm are related to those of the history of the Soviet Union. Napoleon from Animal Farm represents Joseph Stalin, the notorious communist leader of the Soviet Union. Joseph Stalin killed and forced anyone, who threatened his position, into labor camps or had them killed. Napoleon, the pig, is a leader who always got his way and killed any animal that ...view middle of the document...
Orwell uses satire in Animal Farm to ridicule the communist government of the Soviet Union. It is a humorous event when Napoleon urinates on Snowball’s blueprints of the windmill (5). This passage compares how Napoleon expresses his opinion to how the Soviet leaders express their opinion, and this ridicules how childish the government can be. Another humorous event is when Squealer, the pig, falls off the ladder spilling white paint everywhere when he attempts to change the commandments (7). Because of this incident caused by Squealer, it makes the government look unprofessional and ridiculous. Orwell used these events in hopes to make the audience realize how ridiculous the Soviet Union acted and to help start a change. The objects of the satire used in Animal Farm can cause disruption for governments and for that it is censored in some countries.
Finally, Animal Farm should be banned in Cuba because it could cause people to think about a revolution. A mockery is made of the dictator regimes that we share with Animal Farm. Cuba is very strict towards their writing or speech corresponding with the government. Napoleon is a mockery as a leader when gets intoxicated and makes a big deal about how he is dying because of it (8). Orwell makes dictators look like jokes because of the humorous approach he makes. The citizens of Cuba could plan to revolt against the government. When Jones does not feed the animals and tries to keep them from breaking into the food storage, the animals decide to finally rebel (2). Since the animals show how easy it is to overthrow a ruler when they are unhappy, this can spark problems in the government’s system and give them bad ideas. In conclusion, Animal Farm mocks our government.
Animal Farm is considered an allegory with objects of satire that make it eligible for censorship and restriction in Cuba. George Orwell makes his use of allegory and satire quite obvious in Animal Farm from the reasons stated above. If the novel were unrestricted in Cuba the novel would be censored to the point that plot would not be evident.