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Russian Revolution and Orwell (Animal Farm)

  • Date Submitted: 01/27/2010 11:05 PM
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Russian Revolution and Orwell’s Animal Farm

Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution have many similarities and ideas. The characters, settings, and the plots are the same. In addition Animal Farm is a satire and allegory of the Russian Revolution, George Orwell meant for it to be that way. My essay will cover the comparison between Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution. Also it will explain why this novel is a satire and allegory to the Revolution.

First of all the characters of the farm have a special role in Russian Revolution. The farm itself represents Russia, with its poor conditions and non-responsible leaders. Napoleon, the evil pig who plays Joseph Stalin in real life. Snowball, the leader who gives aid and information to Napoleon and plays the character Lenin on the Russian revolution who was a hand to Joseph Stalin, Old Major as Karl Marx. And who could forget the others like Boxer, who plays the working class, and Molly as White Russia, and of course

Mendez 2 the evil dogs of Napoleon who inspire the role as the secret police of Joseph Stalin. Both the novel and Russian Revolution cover the same ideas because of these reasons. In the Russian Revolution an non-responsible leader name "Nicholas the second" or how people those days refer to him as "the Czar" was overthrown by a new leader with better ideas and ways to keep Russia alive. Stalin ruled for a great period of time, and so he got kicked out too, this time by his own people. In Animal Farm an old pig named "Old Major" has a dream about a world where animals rule, there are no differences, all equality, a dream about communism. This same thought applies with the idea of Stalin and his plan in ruling Russia. So when Snowball hears this he and his comrades get ready to attack the government, Mr. Jones (also known as "the Czar"). When he is overthrown Snowball becomes the leader and is betrayed by Napoleon. This event is when Stalin kicks out...


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    • Aug 29, 2005 - Evaluator: (scullysayer)
    • While the essay makes some valid points connecting 'Animal Farm' and the Russian Revolution, I don't think the ideas are gone into enough detail, and the essay almost reads as if it's a reconstruction of someone else's ideas learnt by the author. While I disagree with the point of view of the author-I always thought that Snowball was Trotsky-if they had managed to substantiate what they were saying I may have been willing to accept their point of view. However, not enough direct examples were given from the book. While there are some examples given, they actually work to invalidate the point of the essay-at one point the author states that an event in the book signifies Stalin kicking Lenin out of the Communist Party, when in fact this didn't happen in Russia at all. Still, this essay does have potential, and with some work I think the author could really lift the quality of this piece.