Similarities Between Animal Farm And The Russian Revolution

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Huynh 1 In this revolutionary, it deals with lots of death and political outcome. In George Orwell, Animal Farm there are many similarities to the Russian Revolution of 1917. The similarities between the book and the Russian Revolution are characters, and events. The historical idols are Czar Nicholas II, Joseph Stalin, Leon Trotsky, Karl Marx, and Communism represent as animals characters of Mr. Jones, Napoleon, Snowball, Old Major, and Animalism.

Propaganda was use to get media attention. It is a thing that advertise thing make people to join . Stalin used propaganda to get more attention and get more people to like him. Propaganda could be use for political warfare. They used signs, speeches, and persuasion. The Bolsheviks used many different propaganda, meetings, posters, and films. Animalism is a reflection of communism. Animalism are animal should be equal in there own way, no poor, no rich, and no owners. “ These three had elaborated old majors’s teachings into a complete system of thoughts, to which they gave the name of Animalism”( Orwell 36). They had something called The Seven Commandments , they were laws. The Seven Commandments are whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy, whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend, no animal shall wear clothes, no animal shall sleep in beds, no animal shall drink alcohol, no animal shall kill any other animal, and all animals are equal. “These Seven commandments would now be inscribed on the wall; they would form an unalterable law by which all the animals on
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Animal farm must live for ever after” ( Orwell 42). This shows that everyone in the farm should obey the Seven Commandments. Everyone should have a equal life and everyone owns the farm. “That is my message for you, comrades,: Rebellion!” (Orwell 30). This shows that all the animal shall not let humans take control over them they need to rebel and get their freedom. Communism is basically the same thing as animalism. Everyone should be equal, have food, and shelter. “ Principal of Communism”, the plan for ultimate financial and social equality is built on the principle that the system should spread around the world (Engels par.3). This shows that everyone should have equal lives.

Napoleon in Animal Farm was compared to Joseph Stalin in the Russian revolution in 1917. He took control over Animal Farm after Snowball got chased away by his dogs. Napoleon took nine puppies from the mother and trained them himself, now he uses his dog for protection. “ It was noticed that they wagged their tails to him in the same way as the other dogs had been used to do to Mr. Jones” (Orwell 68) This shows that Napoleon dogs protects him from any problem. Napoleon changed his course from Old Major to Squealer and propaganda. “Squealer had became the mouthpiece of Napoleon regime” (Shmoop Editorial Team par 1). This shows that Napoleon is not following what Old Major says before he died. Napoleon does not really talk in the public he spend most of his time in the farm house because Squealer does all the talking. “In