From Pig To Man And Back To Pig

931 words - 4 pages

George Orwell’s Animal Farm could equivocally be both about Communism –under the leadership of Josef Stalin- and Fascism concurrently. Specifically the story is unquestionably a retelling of the sequence of events describing the Soviet Revolution and continuing through the days under Stalin’s rule, yet implicitly this story is applicable to any dictatorial regime that arises from a revolution and leads a state full circle back to an oppression that is equal to or greater than was originally suffered under the preceding rulers.

Animal Farm draws its plot unquestionably from the history of Soviet Communism in a literal sense. The entire cast of the story is irrefutably linkable symbols and ...view middle of the document...

He sets them to work, he gives back to them the bare minimum that will prevent them from starving, and the rest he keeps for himself." (AF p.7) Lenin was inspired by Karl Marx's theory of Communism, which urges the workers of the world to unite against their economic oppressors.” In Lenin’s view, the party’s role is to agitate, organize, and educate the workers, teaching them where their true interests lie.” (B&D p.162) As Animalism dreams of a world where all animals share in the opulence of the farm, Communism contends that a communal way of life will permit all people to live in economic equality. Old Major dies before he can see the results of the revolution, as Lenin died before observing the ways in which his followers continued his work of reformation. One of Lenin's allies was Leon Trotsky who was also a Marxist thinker that participated in demonstrations and uprisings during the revolution. His equal in Animal Farm is Snowball, who, just like Trotsky, believed that a worldwide series of rebellions was required to accomplish the revolution's fundamental goals.” According to Snowball, they must send out more and more pigeons and stir up rebellion among the animals on the other farms” (AF p.66) Snowball's plans for the windmill reflect Trotsky's intellectual character and ideas about the best ways to bring Marx's theories into practice. Just as Snowball leads the band of animals that resist Jones at the battle of Cowshed, Trotsky was the head of Lenin's Red Army. Trotsky was later exiled from the U.S.S.R. and killed by the agents of Josef Stalin as Snowball is run off of the farm by Napoleon’s dogs. Napoleon is the embodiment of Stalin. Like Napoleon, Stalin was indifferent to the...

Find Another Essay On From Pig To Man And Back To Pig

Dante: A Journey to Hell and Back Progressing from Sympathetic to Apathetic

2012 words - 8 pages " himself and God in his life once again. Dante the pilgrim is sympathetic towards the sinners in Hell, going so far as to faint after being faced with guilt and pity. Dante the pilgrim undergoes a fundamental transformation in The Inferno, going from a man showing pity towards his fellow sinners toward a feeling of apathy, as well as going from being in the dark-not understanding God's punishments to being in the light-understanding.Over the

America’s Mafia: From Real Life to Big Screen And Back Again

2715 words - 11 pages America’s obsessions with the mafia and mafia-style films have existed for decades. The ability for an audience to connect on a deep level with a character of shady morals and seedy behavior is a requirement for gangster films to be successful. Hollywood has been able to successfully take real life mobsters and make them larger than life on the big screen. Though not all mafia films created are taken directly from real life, most movies have

Pleasantville and Back to the Future

908 words - 4 pages Everything everywhere is constantly changing. People change, weather changes, plans change, everything changes; you can’t escape change. Two movies that really illustrate the concept of change are Pleasantville and Back to the Future. In both of these movies, the main characters – Marty, David, and Jennifer – are sent back into the times of the 1950s and are faced with a world completely different from their own. In Pleasantville, David and

Josef Mengele: From Man to Monster

1599 words - 7 pages . It didn’t matter to Mengele who it was that he chose. It could have been an elderly person or a small child ripped from their mother’s arms. As one of the survivors describes, “Once the SS guard knew we were twin, Miriam and I were taken away from our mother, without any warning or explanation. Our screams fell on deaf ears. I remember looking back and seeing my mother’s arms stretched out in despair as we were led away by a soldier. That was the

Josef Mengele: From Man to Monster

1620 words - 7 pages that he thought to be beautiful. It didn’t matter to Mengele, he would choose whoever he wanted. It could have been an elderly person or a small child ripped from their mother’s arms. As one of the survivors recalls, “Once the SS guard knew we were twin, Miriam and I were taken away from our mother, without any warning or explanation. Our screams fell on deaf ears. I remember looking back and seeing my mother’s arms stretched out in despair as we

The change from boy to man

1539 words - 7 pages fighting like a real man. So his mom packs his rucksack and he begins his journey, into the Union Army, as a young soldier doing a man’s job. Henry arrives at camp with a huge excitement for the war, but that’s about to change. With pride in his heart, he arrives at the camp where he meets a soldier he calls the tall soldiers, but his real name is Jim Cocklin. One night, while on guard duty at the regiment’s camp, he begins conversing with the

Back to School

1364 words - 5 pages classes that I am having trouble in. Being out of school for nine-years and coming back to a computer-based world is very scary. Thank God for my typing classes that I took in high school, because it really helped me get a jump on typing and learning how to use the internet. This is a great experience and with all the support that is offered to me; I would strongly encourage my children to go on to college, when they graduate from high school

Talking Back to Civilization

1649 words - 7 pages Talking Back to Civilization Talking Back to Civilization , edited by Frederick E. Hoxie, is a compilation of excerpts from speeches, articles, and texts written by various American Indian authors and scholars from the 1890s to the 1920s. As a whole, the pieces provide a rough testimony of the American Indian during a period when conflict over land and resources, cultural stereotypes, and national policies caused tensions between

Back to the Future

1443 words - 6 pages 48th on the top 250 chart. That may not seem like an immense deal since a wide range of websites lack credibility. However, before any assumptions form, Back to the Future also received 14 awards, including a prestigious Oscar for best effects, along with 24 other nominations. This film has found the respect from all over the world, including an award from the Japanese academy for best foreign film and another for best foreign screenplay. This

Back to Basics

3104 words - 12 pages Jennifer KarlsonSOC 395 - Rough Draft27 October 2014The First Amendment: Back to BasicsIntroductionAny innovation, idea, concept, or technology when presented to man has its obvious implications, strengths and weaknesses. When man first invented the wheel, some uses for this new technology were obvious, but at that time, there would be no way for these individuals to visualize the thousands of new uses and applications that would come with time

Back to Basics

3104 words - 12 pages Jennifer KarlsonSOC 395 - Rough Draft27 October 2014The First Amendment: Back to BasicsIntroductionAny innovation, idea, concept, or technology when presented to man has its obvious implications, strengths and weaknesses. When man first invented the wheel, some uses for this new technology were obvious, but at that time, there would be no way for these individuals to visualize the thousands of new uses and applications that would come with time

Similar Essays

Pig And Python Essay

625 words - 3 pages and once again become successful. Overall 'The One Minute Man' shows how if a manager cares about his/her employee, the management experience will be more successful for both parties.MANAGEMENT In 'Bringing out the Best in People' the main emphasis is to be able to create an environment which enables to help bring out the best in people. Managers can be very influential on their employees and the actions that they take. The employers do this by

To California And Back Essay

1469 words - 6 pages the impressionable and immature young man that left Oklahoma those many years ago. Life had changed me when I moved away from Oklahoma, just as it changed me as I moved away from California. The issues that came as a concern to me now were far removed from the issues that had concerned me as a young man. When I left Oklahoma, only basic living conditions were my concern. There were few, if any, issues of great nature to worry about. Now I have

To Health And Back Essay

1219 words - 5 pages about the difficulties in the American mental health system. In turn, in many American cities, it is common for mentally ill homeless people to “cycle” through emergency rooms. When admitted, such patients can be suffering from numerous diseases and malnutrition; hospitals clean them up and nurse them back to health, then discharge them to the street at the first legally justifiable opportunity; and then the same patients are back in the ER in three

From Boy To Man Essay

921 words - 4 pages a stand. Right from the start of the story, the reader is able to comprehend that Sammy is still somewhat immature by reading on how he observes every detail of what the girls going inside the store are wearing. In the first part of the story Sammy notices the girls, "…and a sweet broad looking can with those two crescents of white under it, where the sun never seems to hit…" (155). Sammy’s imagery describing the girls appearances is an