One of the major characters in the novel, Animal Farm, is Nepoleon. Napoleon, after driving Snowball, another pig who was trying to take over the farm, off the farm, took over. Nepoleon says one thing, and does the other, takes otherpeoples ideas, and he is the biggest liar on the farm. Nepoleon took the freedom of the animals, that they had gained from the revolution, and twisted it so that now instead of being enslaved by the farmer, they were enslavedby him.In the novel, Animal Farm, the animals speak with a Russian accent. For instance, the word "comrade" is used often.
In Animal Farm, George Orwell uses Napoleon to show that Joseph Stalin was a selfish leader who only cared about himself and the farm. The main cause of the Russian Revolution was, Old Major who was known as Lenin. Lenin wanted to change the way the people were living but he did make any difference, because Czarism and Communism resulted the same conflict at the end. Due to the Russian Revolution, people still suffered and they still had a hard time living. We would all be wise to consider what Orwell is trying to convince readers to accept the failures of the farm and Russia itself.
As he became inspired by the Russian Revolution he wanted to show how some governments would do almost anything it took to succeed the rest. The book itself has acquainted many by providing a basis to describe the problems of communism as it was once tried in Russia during the 20th century. We have a deeply marked example in the history of Soviet Communism, where many were slaughter to only satisfy one person, Stalin. I believe George Orwell created Animal Farm with the goal of showing people that there is not a pure form of communism and to realize the mass amount of time, effort, energy, and lives it took for people (or animals) to realize that communism (animalism) would not succeed. In Animal Farm Orwell verified the moral economic failure of the Russian Communist system.
Instead of leading the farm in complete animalism as originally planned, Napoleon only became the enemy they had just defeated. Stalin, instead of leading the USSR in communism, slowly led it into a totalitarianism government. This allegorical novel serves as a clear interpretation of the Russian Revolution. Orwell's description of Snowball and Napoleon clearly depicts Trotsky and Stalin. Also, the comparable circumstances, such as the hatred for the farmer (the czar), and the overworked animals (the people), made the novel realistic.
Czar Nicholas II lost control because the publishing of Karl Marx's book "Communist Manifesto" led to the successful February Revolution, had ignited the spark of reformation.) Farmer Jones lost control of the animals after they got the spirit of revolution from Old Major's speech and revolted. The outcome was a successful Rebellion. Since Old Major was dead and Jones was gone, the Animals, ironically, needed a leader to be in charge of the new Animal Farm, where they were all free and equal. Pigs were considered the most intelligent, and out of them Snowball and Napoleon were the most prominent.
In Communism’s “Communist Manifesto” Communism also talks about a change that must occur. The animals hated the dictatorship of the humans and wished to rule themselves where all animals were equal. Communism was also based on the belief that all people were equal. The common people were tired of the rich getting richer while the poor kept getting poorer. Animalism supported the ... ... middle of paper ... ...erts it back to “The Manor Farm.” Even after the revolution and all the changes made, the animals reverted back to the same way of life as before it all started.
So throughout the book Animal Farm, the morlas for which the animals fought for, such as equality and freedom, begin to disappear as gradually they lose their rights and their freedoms. The equal and perfect world that these animals ished and dreamed for became worse than what it was before when the farmer ran the farm. All of the animals wanted what they were promised by their selfish and brainwashing leader Napoleon. The animals wanted an equal share of power, but instead Napoleon wanted everyone under his power and he achieved this by pushing all of the animals till they couldn't go anymore, such as in the case of the boxer, and using as much force and manipulation that was needed. Napoleon made the animals believe that he was in power because he knew what was best for the animals as well as the
Marx was known for being politically inspired by one idea. Marx wanted it to be that one class, the working class, and against another class, the rich or higher class. The Revolution was started by men who believed with Karl Marx's theory that the history of the world was the history of a struggle between classes between oppressors and oppressed. This happened in the book "Animal Farm by George Orwell" Orwell uses this example to base his book on. He makes the characters personify the major players in the Russian Revolution.
After a speech from Old Major (an old pig, which stated Man was evil and in the future all animals would be free), the animals start a Revolution on Manor Farm. They overthrow the owner; Mr. Jones (represents the Tsar). The animals set up a list of commandments, with the general rule of "All animals are equal." At first, all animals are equal, but soon the different species and classes become disproportionate, and quickly afterwards the commandment changed to "All animals are equal but some are more equal than others." The book describes the changes that can happen in a society due to the corruption of power when everybody should be equal.
For example, Comrade Napoleon, once in power, slowly makes them work harder and stray away from that perfect paradise that they were promised once rebelling from Jones. This reflects the betrayal employed by the Russian government. Another example is when the animals on the farm work harder, but the windmill is destroyed several times. Each time this happens, the animals are told to work harder to repair it. These were the same techniques used by the Russian government.