Animal Farm Analysis

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Animal Farm Analysis

Animal Farm is an allegorical novel written by George Orwell and published on August 17, 1945. This book reflects the events of the Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union. Orwell was opposed to the idea of Stalinism which later he used in his book. As being an outspoken critic of the Soviet Union, he decided to write a book based off this and disguised the characters by animals. He thought the revolutions were pointless because this resulted in corrupted the nature of power. Orwell had publishing issues when the book could not only be applied to the russians but as well to any government in the world. Due to this, no publisher wanted to publish the book, Animal Farm.
The original title of Animal Farm was, Animal Farm: A Fairy Story, this subtitle was dropped by the publisher. There were an enormous amount of variations for the title. As the book focuses on the Russian Revolution of 1917, he portrays the end of the Monarch Rulers. As writing about this certain subject, he accomplished to write this as a fairy tale with a political purpose. Communism, which appears as Animalism in the novel was based of the ideas of a german philosopher known as Karl Marx also known as Old Major.
Joseph Stalin was a dictator for the USSR. Stalin had transformed a small poor society into a military superpower then called the Soviet Union. He was able to rule by terror, sound familiar? Napoleon ruled by terror, that’s why when he opened the farm to a democracy no one ran for president because they were scared. That’s why Napoleon is based off of the dictator, Joseph Stalin. Later Stalin formed an alliance with the United States in Britain, just how in Animal Farm, Napoleon was friends with the other farms then later fought...

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