Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution - Essay

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George Orwell's novel Animal Farm is a great example of allegory and political satire. The novel was written to criticize totalitarian regimes and particularly Stalin's corrupt rule in Russia. In the first chapter Orwell gives his reasons for writing the story and what he hopes it will accomplish. It also gives reference to the farm and how it relates to the conflicts of the Russian revolution. The characters, settings, and the plot were written to describe the social upheaval during that period of time and also to prove that the good nature of true communism can be turned into something atrocious by an idea as simple as greed. This essay will cover the comparisons between Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution. It will also explain why …show more content…
When Napoleon sold Boxer to the glue factory that showed the betrayal of the people by Stalin. Then the final straw by renaming the farm back to Manor Farm was written to show that they had not only digressed back to the point where they started at but now they where worse off than before. Even though admiration for him brought most of the animals together for a sense of sick unity the farm still ended up being scattered in the storm.



Animal Farm is a wonderful example of how inefficient the idea of communism is under corrupt rule. Communism was created as a remedy for the mistreatment of the people and unequal distribution of wealth. The only flaw is that, like most forms of government, it is corruptible under the wrong leadership. This novel is a great example how true communism and animalism can be easily spoiled by human nature - greed and discontent This is represented by the pigs sleeping in beds, drinking whisky, killing other animals, living in the house and engaging in trade. Eventually this In other words, taking on the selfish characteristics of humans. Selfishness isn't necessarily wrong but when it evolves to greed problems such as the ones in Animal Farm and the Russian revolution