Totalitarianism And Allegory In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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George Orwell is a author well known all over the world. He is known for his pessimistic writing and strong beliefs against communism. He has had two major selling novels. These are Nineteen Eighty-four and Animal Farm. In George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm, he uses the characters and storyline to represent the Soviet Union during Communist rule. The symbolism and allegory in the novel show what life was like for common people in the Russian Revolution. George Orwell was born on June 25, 1903, in India. He was born as Eric Blair. The name George Orwell was adopted later in his life. Eric’s mother took him to England in 1904. Eric Blair grew up spending the first nine years of his life with his mother. He only saw his father once in nine years.(Hopkinson) He attended a primary school in Sussex, England. This school was where he received all of his early education. He received a scholarship to go to a private boarding school called Eton. Eric Blair was known as a mediocre student. He learned to resist authority at Eton, which shaped his thinking for the rest of his life. After Blair failed to receive a scholarship to a prestigious second year school, he dropped out and left Brittain. (Heje) Eric Blair’s next joined the Indian Police for five years. He could…show more content…
Totalitarianism is a centralized and dictatorial government.(Rossi) The animals on the farm drive out the farmer and his wife. They assume this will make their lives easier. They did not account for one of their own to become a major problem. Napoleon gained leadership of the animals and took control of their lives on the farm. The animals notice that the pigs are not helping do the work and only tell the others what to do.(Hopkinson) The pigs say they they should get to have the apples that are picked and the milk that is milked. The animals are back to feeling as if they are under a ruler again. Their lives are back to being as painful as

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