The Similarities Of The Russian Revolution And Animal Farm By George Orwell

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All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” – George Orwell, this quote was written in the novel showing the abuse of the pigs towards the “Seven Commandments”, stating that some animals are “more equal” than others clearly leads to inequality among all the animals, as there is no such thing as “all animals” are equal but some are “more equal” the pigs are clearly trying to trick the other animals into believing that they can pursue every animals dream of freedom. Animal Farm is a novel that consists of various literary terms such as allegory, which was represented by the symbols and the content hidden behind the actions and personalities of the animals. The story is written by George Orwell, who decided to represent the inequality during the time of the Russian Revolution. Orwell’s goal in writing Animal Farm was to portray the Russian Revolution in 1917. He personifies the animals to symbolize real historical figures; Manor Farm portrays Russia, and Old Major, Napoleon, and Snowball represent the main characters of the Russian Revolution. This essay will cover the similarities between Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution.
Manor Farm represents Russia with its poor conditions and careless leaders. The Russian revolution was created to fix the problems that existed under Tsar’s rule, but eventually life was worse. Orwell used allegory to symbolize the animals as the real historical figures. Mr. Jones plays as Tsar Nicholas II, Mr. Jones was always drunk, he was careless towards his animals; he forgot to feed them and tortured them badly not knowing the consequences behind all that. Although Tsar wasn’t always drunk, he was an unpopular leader who was out of touch with his people and not interested in ruling them. Tsar Nicholas II lived in comfort while lots of unemployed peasants struggled to survive. Russia entered the World War I and lost a huge amount of men, the people were desperate and began a rebellion that indicated the fall of Tsar Nicholas II.
The rise and fall of Leon is portrayed in Napoleon’s actions towards Snowball. Leon was inspired by Karl Marx’s theory of Communism, which was made to unite the workers of the world creating the perfect society. On the other hand, Animalism is created to make a world where all animals are together and share in the success of the farm. Leon Trotsky was represented...

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