Analysis of George Orwell´s Animal Farm

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‘Animal Farm’ is considered as one of George Orwell’s most popular and enduring works. Utilizing the form of the animal fable the short novel chronicles the story of a group of barnyard animals that revolt against their human masters in an attempt to create an Utopian state. Orwell satires the rise and decline of socialism in the Soviet Union and the emergence of the totalitarian regime of Joseph Stalin. The key members of the Russian revolution are parodied as farmyard animals: Trotsky as snowball and Stalin as Napoleon. As the story and the plot progress the reader develops an urge of contempt towards Napoleon. Orwell satirises Stalin's obsession to maintain power and statues throughout Napoleon’s jealous towards his rival Snowball. An excellent illustration of the lies that Napoleon utilizes to ruin his adversary’s reputation is, “That traitor Snowball has destroyed the prosperity of the farm,”. Irony is used in Napoleon’s speech to develop the reader’s hatred for Napoleon . Orwell continuously manipulates the words and the action of Napoleon to show the reader the jealousy to other barnyard animals that are superior in skill . Throughout the novel Napoleon is portrayed as an egotistical and unmoral leader. After the rebellion Napoleon on the outside seems like a great leader who wants nothing but the prosperity of the the farm, but as we dwell deeper into the story we learn about the dark courpet side which only wants great prosperity for him and for him only. Orwell utilizes Napoleon’s action and words to make the reader feel pure hatred for the character Napoleon Stalin's hunger for power is portrayed by the Napoleon who uses any means to gain dominance and reputation in the farm. The reader is made to feel contempt for... ... middle of paper ... is one of the best illustration on how Orwell muplities Napoleon action to make the reader feel hatred to him. Animal Farm is regarded as a successful blend of political satire and animal fable. In the novella the character Napoleon is startized as Stalin who led russia into a state corruptions and instability. George Orwell illustrates Napoleon has a egoistic dictator who is willing to sacrifice others life for money and power. Through out the novella Orwell has used many great techniques like word choice and hyperbole to make the reader feel contempt for the character.Orwell has carefully calculated which character Napoleon should interact with and how it can used to make the reader feel hatred and disdain to him. In this great novel Orwell is warning us that great power can corrupt even the greatest minds let alone fragile minds like Stalin.

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