Similarities Between Russian Revolution And Animal Farm

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The Russian revolution and George Orwell’s Animal Farm have many similarities as animal farm is an allegory based upon the events that happened during the Russian revolution. Basically, Manor Farm represents Russia and Old Major, Napoleon and Snowball all represent the main figures of the revolution, Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin and Leon Trotsky. Additionally the role of Stalin’s news papers was portrayed by Squealer. By the end of the novel Napoleon and the other pigs (besides Snowball) have become exactly like the other farmers, the exact opposite of what Animalism stood for, just as Stalin and his squad became indistinguishable from the aristocrats which they replaced and the western capitalists whom they frowned upon. The significance…show more content…
Squealer was also responsible for changing the commandments. Squealer was a very persuasive pig that could turn black into white so all the animals trusted him. He was also very good at making it seem like something was faire even when it wasn’t for example when Napoleon eliminates the public meetings squealer states“No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be?” (5.19) to convince them that Napoleon’s decision was right and would benefit everyone even though Napoleon used this only to benefit himself and as a result make life worse for the other animals on the farm. Squealer represents the newspapers and Stalin’s propaganda team as his sole purpose on the farm is to convince all the animals there is no inequality on the farm, that Napoleon is always looking out for their best interests and Snowball is a criminal and a traitor who is working with the
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