Animal Farm George Orwell Analysis

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Animal Farm by George Orwell isn’t your everyday book about farm animals living together and surviving a harsh world without much help. This book opens our eyes into a very shocking and realistic allegory of the Russian Revolution and the troubles that occurred with the government and populace of Russia. Various problems such as corrupt politicians having personal hit squads to take out possible protesters and radicals to politicians breaking their own established rules to live under leisure leads to the people in power to break their own promises and laws. In fact there are so many comparisons between reality and the world of Animal Farm you could play a matching game with the Russian people and their politicians and the animals of Animal Farm. Based on all these comparisons and Orwell’s overall tone of the story, one could easily say that Orwell seems to show a certain negative perspective towards politicians and government interaction with their civilians. Later examples such as “1984” proves Orwell’s thoughts on the government as the story of 1984 has to do with the government becoming too powerful and having a hand in to many things. From all the evidence the of Orwell’s published works and his stories he seems to be sending the message that no matter what, no matter the name, no matter the purpose all governments are the same and have the same objectives. Since the author forms the characters and builds them from the ground up even if the characters in the book reflect their real life counterparts, he shapes them as how he views the real counterparts. An example of this would be the horses reflecting the workers/active supporters of the Russian Revolution as horses are usually very strong and used for heavy labor while the... ... middle of paper ... ... use the farm animals and simple plot as a veil for the deep and dark meaning of the book. If one is unfamiliar with the author or isn’t aware of the historic allegories made in this book, they would most likely not be able to pick up the real life references of the Russian Revolution. In the end Orwell has created a story that both exhibits his thoughts on the government and is able to tell a story with such a simple plot that it could be passed off as a child’s novel. But Orwell’s ability to show us an allegory for the rise of communism and the Russian Revolution is astounding while being able to convert the story to the point where a child would be able to understand it while using the mask of little animals wanting better lives on a farm to cover a horrifying truth of corrupt government policies and dark scenarios of living in an Authoritarian controlled life.
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