George Orwell's Animal Farm

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The basic message of George Orwell's "Animal Farm" is that when aiming to overthrow repressive regimes through violent revolutions, brief idealistic periods can rapidly deteriorate into repressive regimes themselves. Here are some allegories I picked out from the story:

1. Animal farm represents Russia.
2. Old Major represents Lenin who announced his ideas of revolution in Russia. This led to the overthrow of the last Czar.
3. The Czar is represented by Mr.Jones.
Snowball represents Trotsky who had to flee Russia.
4. Napoleon stands for Josef Stalin. These characters were ruthless dictators who eliminated their close friend to take over the newly founded regime.
5. Squealer represents the propaganda used by the Communist State of Russia.
6. Mr. Pilkington stands for England and allies.
Frederick represents Germany.

"Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals…” Rhetorically, Orwell is saying that language is filled with power. Napoleon used Squealer as a tool to twist the truth little by little and use extravagant words that would confuse the others into belief. The trust
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And why not? You did not suppose, surely, that there was ever a ruling against beds? A bed merely means a place to sleep in. A pile of straw in a stall is a bed, properly regarded. The rule was against sheets, which are a human invention. We have removed the sheets from the farmhouse beds, and sleep between blankets. And very comfortable beds they are too! But not more comfortable than we need, I can tell you, comrades, with all the brainwork we have to do nowadays. You would not rob us of our repose, would you, comrades? You would not have us too tired to carry out our duties? Surely none of you wishes to see Jones