, Research Paper
Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution
have many similarities and ideas. The characters, settings, and the plots
are the same. In addition Animal Farm is a satire and allegory of the Russian
Revolution, George Orwell meant for it to be that way. My essay will cover
the comparison between Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution. Also it
will explain why this novel is a satire and allegory to the Revolution.
First of all the characters of the farm
have a special role in Russian Revolution. The farm itself represents Russia,
with its poor conditions and irresponsible leaders. Napoleon, the mad dictator
pig who plays Joseph Stalin in real life. Snowball, the leader who gets
betrayed by Napoleon and plays Lenin, Old Major as Karl Marx. And who could
forget the others like Boxer, who plays the working class, and Molly as
white Russia, and of course
Mendez 2 the evil dogs of Napoleon who
inspire the role as the secret police of Joseph Stalin. Both the novel
and Russian Revolution cover the same ideas because of these reasons. In
the Russian Revolution an irresponsible leader name “Nicholas the second”
or how people in those days refer to him as “the Czar” was overthrown by
a new leader with better ideas and ways to keep Russia alive, he was Lenin!
But then he was betrayed by one of his communist comrades, Stalin. Stalin
ruled for a great period of time, but everyone knows there is no such thing
as immortality, and so he got kicked out too! This time by his own people.
In Animal Farm a boar name “Old Major” has a dream about a world where
animals rule, there are no differences, all equality, a dream about communism.
This same thought applies with the idea of Stalin and his plan in ruling
Russia. So when Snowball hears this him and his comrades get ready to attack
the government, Mr. Jones (also known as “the Czar”). When he is overthrown
Snowball becomes the leader and is betrayed by Napoleon. This event is
when Stalin kicks out Lenin. Mendez 3
Animal Farm is a great example of a “Political
Satire”. The novel was written to criticize the totalitarian regimes and
particularly Stalin’s rule in Russia. In Chapter one its tells how the
author, George Orwell, feels about the novel. Also it give reference to
the farm and how it relates to Russia. But you can see all the satire in
chapter two. It tells how inefficient of the idea “communism” does not
work. Human nature can’t handle “communism”. We are too devious and too
demanding for the things we want, we are “bossy”. From chapter two to the
last chapter shows how the novel is a Satire and in the end has a conclusion
that was shown in chapter two.
The characters, settings, and plot of Animal
Farm is an “allegory” to the Russian Revolution. For example Napoleon symbolizes
Joseph Stalin because they are both advocates of the devil and follow an
idea of a certain race or species ruling everything.
The farm of course is Russia with their
bad conditions and no good government. And last of all the plot tells about
the same thing, dictatorship never works! Mendez 4
George Orwell has made good points in
his novel. I think he’s a great and very smart writer because his novel
was disguised as a children’s novel to a Revolution where if you spoke
what you thought about it you would get executed. In conclusion I think
Animal Farm is a great novel and not only did I learn about a group of
Animals taking over a farm but I learned more about World War one history
and Russia’s history.