Allusions In Animal Farm

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The tension was thick in the air by the end of this intense revolution between animals and humans. “Animal Farm” is an allegory for the events that took place in Russia between 1917 and 1943 written by George Orwell.This novel refers to the Soviet Union under communist party rule. In this book, the farm animals rebel once a pig known as Old Major, shares a dream he had. In his dream the animals lived a self sustained lifestyle called ‘animalism’.This was due to their idea that humans consume everything, but produce nothing. Old Major would do anything to accomplish this dream, but Mr.Jones was standing in his way.Old Major passes away the night the animals decide to riot and kick out the head farmer, Mr. Jones, so they can take over Manor Farm. This represented the Bolshevik revolution of 1917 against the Tsar. The characters in …show more content…
For example, the animals create their own anthem,“Beasts of England”. This song is a cry for the rebellion of the Manor Farm that they sing as a group. The barn that had the main seven commandments.These commandments are, (1)“Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy”,(2)”Whatever goes upon four legs or has wings is a friend”,(3)”No animal shall wear clothes”,(4)”No animal shall sleep in a bed”, (5)“No animal may drink alcohol”,(6)”No animals shall kill any other animal”,(7)”All animals are equal”.These commandments are written among its walls symbolizing the collective memory of a modern nation.In chapter two, page 21 it reads “These Seven Commandments would now be inscribed on the wall; they would form an unalterable law by which all the animals on Animal Farm must live for ever after.” Another form of symbolism is the windmill that the animals make, this represents industrialization of Russia. Snowball was a pig that represented Leo Trotsky, one of the original one of the revolutionaries, but as Stalin's power was on the rise, he became one of Stalin's biggest