Animal Farm and Russian Revolution

“Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism…Animal Farm was the first book in which I tried, with full consciousness of what I was doing, to fuse political purpose and artistic purpose into one whole”. (Woodhouse vii).
Animal Farm speaks of totalitarianism as a political message about government control over a society. The role of totalitarian governments is to keep people uneducated, oppressed and fearful in order to not only control the population, but also keep dictators in power. In Animal Farm by George Orwell, the author portrays the characteristics of the animals to those that played a role in the ...

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the animals to work for the better of the farm and produce a windmill that will create energy for the animals to live a better productive life. Snowball’s plans for the windmill are take over by Napoleon. Who is an unintelligent boar that drives snowball out of the farm and creates a world of dictatorship for the animals, and unfortunately becomes ruler of Animal Farm. After many years of hard labor, famine and terror many of the animals die, and the dream for a utopian society comes to an end by the establishment of a totalitarian government.
In the mid 1900’s Russia was a poor economically challenged country. After much famine, oppression and dictatorship from Tsar Nicholas II, Russia emerged and started The Russian Revolution of 1917. Much of Russia wanted a socialist society, which could run productively, defend itself from neighboring countries and become economically superior without the use of a controlling government. Though few opposed some felt that dictatorship would ...

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For Old Major it was to inspire a rebellion and demonize man as he states,
“Is it not crystal clear, then, comrades, that all the evils of this life of ours spring from the tyranny of human beings?…That is my message to you, comrades: Rebellion! I do not know when that Rebellion will come, it might be in a week or in a hundred years, but I know, as surely as I see this straw beneath my feet, that sooner or later justice will be done” (Orwell 20).
It is clear that Old Major wants the animals to think of humans as unjust and immoral people. By instilling feelings of anger in the animals towards the humans, the animals feel that rebellion is the answers. Regrettable the act of ...

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