“Animal Farm” takes place over a few years, depicting the fall of the Russian monarchy, and the rise of socialism. Throughout the epic, an enemy of the farm always exists. Occasionally, this adversary changes rapidly and drastically. There are two sides to why an enemy never ceases to exist in “Animal Farm”; these include the principles on which Animal Farm was founded on, and the lack of motivation of the citizen animals on the farm. To begin with, the principles embodied by the revolution lead to the existence of an enemy, and the unification of the farm animals to revolt against Mr. Jones.
The characters, settings, and the plot were written to describe the social upheaval during that period of time and also to prove that the good nature of true communism can be turned into something atrocious by an idea as simple as greed. This essay will cover the comparisons between Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution. It will also explain why this novel is a satire and allegory to the Revolution that took place in Russia so long ago. First and foremost Manor Farm itself represents Russia with its poor conditions and irresponsible leaders. Mr. Jones plays one of those leaders, Nicholas the Second or The Czar as people called him in those days.
Orwell used allegory to symbolize the animals as the real historical figures. Mr. Jones plays as Tsar Nicholas II, Mr. Jones was always drunk, he was careless towards his animals; he forgot to feed them and tortured them badly not knowing the consequences behind all that. Although Tsar wasn’t always drunk, he was an unpopular leader who was out of touch with his people and not interested in ru... ... middle of paper ... ...emotion. He taught animalism; where there is no rich and no poor, workers live a better and safer life, all animals will be equal, and animals will own the farm without humans. Nevertheless, Old Major also dies before the revolution takes place.
Boxer believes everything that he is told by Napoleon and cannot see that Napoleon is a corrupt leader. As soon as Old Major had died Napoleon took his place as the leader of the Animals, and so he controlled them after the rebellion against humans. At first he was a fair leader and treated the animals kindly, or so they thought. “The pigs did not actually work, but directed and supervised the others.” This shows that the pigs were lazy and demanding from the beginning when they started to run the farm, and it wasn’t that they grew power-hungry, they already were. The animals started to realise that the pigs were not doing any work.
To begin with, man is controlling the animals, and the animals are providing for man, but man does not respond to the animal’s needs as he only provided them with “so much food as will keep the breath in [their] bodies.” (7) This a clear indicator for the animals that they are being mistreated and not provided for properly, thus influencing a revolution. Furthermore, in the farms, the animals believe that “No animal in England knows the meaning of happiness or leisure after he is a year old. No animal in England is free. The life of an animal is misery and slavery: that is the plain truth.” (8) The blame assigned to man for the terrible lives that the animals lead is clear. It is also evident that Old Major feels that the needs of the farm animals would be met with greater success if the animals ruled themselves.
Animal Farm - Orwell Animal Farm. Orwell (who's real name is Eric Blair) wrote animal farm in 1943 to describe how he felt about dictators and leaders during revolutions. A good example of this is Russian revolution (the events of which are paralleled in Animal Farm), Orwell believe that once leaders had achieved their goal, they should resign and let the community take over and a committee should make the decisions. However in the Russian revolution Josef Stalin (the leader in this case) did not resign and (in my words) became corrupt, as he thought that Capitalism no longer communism was the best way to go, the idea that the original plan that even was equal got thrown out the window after the revolution. People greed and hunger for power is overwhelming and each time someone has obtained this power it has been met with by conflict.
Being an Englishman, Orwell is criticizing the communist regime in Russia. Also, since it was published in a time of war, World War 2, his work is most definitely going to have an impact on people’s patriotism. As far as the novel is concerned, Orwell also uses patriotism among the animals. There are numerous examples of this in the book. Comrade N... ... middle of paper ... ...lly gains anything in the end.
“Mr. Jones, of the Manor Farm, had locked the hen houses for the night, but was too drunk too remember to shut the popholes” (Orwell 3). The chickens could have gotten loose, or a stray animal could have reached the chickens and killed them. Czar Nicholas believed that certain events were bad omens, which in my opinion symbolized his poor leadership and irresponsibility towards Russia. Just like Mr. Jones not shutting the pop holes was symbolic of his bad leadership and irresponsibility towards the farm.
Talking this topic (the comunism ideal and the inequality) as a starting point I will try, along paper. To write about how people who have power over others can lose his mind. The novel starts telling us how the animals of Mr. Jones´ farm (Which symbolice Russian society) are fed up with all men demands, and they are tired of work for their owner (that symbolize the Russian empire) without get nothing. They put up with his own for many years and they decide rebel against him and against men in general. Old major (who is Lenin ) was who starts telling to other animals the tyranny of the humans and he cheer the rest of animals to REBELLION.
Land is the most valued piece any man could have. If they didn’t have land then money was hard to earn because you had no crops. Steinbeck shows this in the first chapter of The Grapes of Wrath. “And the women came out of the houses to stand beside their men-to feel whether this time the men would break.” (Steinbeck 6) This quote is after the men wake up to find their ruined corn form the dust storms. The men would become angry at his crops and the dust storms because if they didn’t get money soon they would lose their land.