Essay On Czar Nicholas In Animal Farm

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Czar Nicholas is represented in the novel Animal Farm by Mr. Jones, they have many points in common; they both are conservative, they can’t see a need for change, they also do not understand they lost control and power, and finally they had the same end- a lonely death. Initially, the Czar was a conservative monarch; he was attached to old and primitive ideas; He was not interested in investing on new technologies. When describing his characteristics, “Nicholas was deeply conservative, a strong believer in autocracy, and very religious” (Waldron). When in the novel, is proposed to input a new technology, “The animals had never heard of anything of this kind before (for the farm was an old fashioned one and had only the most primitive machinery)” (Orwell 35). This proves that the farm has no technologies and Jones is not worried about it; Showing a strong tendency to be conservative, exactly as Nicholas. In addition, in the revolution of 1905, Nicholas proved to be a king that couldn’t accept changes and couldn’t recognize what people wanted. That is why he is described as “a determined man who knew his own mind and had a clear sense of where his duty lay. But he was stubborn and very slow to recognize the need for change.” (Waldron). When a decisive moment came in the Animal Farm, “Jones and his men suddenly found themselves being butted and kicked from all sides. The situation was quite out of their control.” (Orwell 15). Just like Czar Nicholas, Jones is incapable to see a need for change, just before the rebellion; He treats the situation as he ever treated, neglecting the needs of the animals. Thirdly, Czar Nicholas didn’t want to see that he was losing power, he ruled as an autocrat, although he wasn’t anymore. In the revolut...

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...poleon about the windmill, Snowball is forced to flee from the farm, never having the chance to come back later, as Trotsky exile. To conclude, Trotsky and Snowball are very similar, and is clear that one represents another; by their destiny, their characteristics and achievements.

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