Animal Farm

George Orwell's novel does an excellent job of drawing
parallels from the Russian Revolution of 1917. is a satire that uses its characters to symbolize leaders of the Russian Revolution. The animals of Manor Farm, the setting of this novel, which symbolizes Russia, overthrow their master after years of mistreatment. Led by the pigs, the farm animals continue to do their work, only with more pride, knowing that they are working for themselves, as opposed to working for their human master, Farmer Jones. Slowly over time the pigs gain power and take advantage of the other animals. They gain so much power that they become just as power hungry and corrupt as their human master. The theme ...

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just enough to keep them away from starvation. Old Major gave many speeches to the farm animals about hope and the future. He is the main animal who got the rebellion started even though he died before it actually began. Old Major's role compares to Karl Marx whose ideas sparked the communist revolution. Like Old Major, Marx wrote essays and gave speeches to the working class poor. The working class in Russia, as compared with the barnyard animals in , were a laboring class of people that received low wages for their work. Old major tells the animals that the source of the problem is man, and that they must overthrow man to abolish tyranny and hunger. Soon Old Major does die, but the animals still remember everything he said. With the leadership of the pigs, the smartest animals, they rebel against the human and gain complete control of the farm. This would symbolize the Russian Revolution of 1917.
Another parallel represented in the book is Farmer Jones. His ...

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