The russian revolution of 1917 through symbolism and allegories in animal farm a novel by george orw

This is how George Orwell satirizes human nature in his classic novel Animal Farm.

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Orwell uses farm animals to allegorically represent a time in history when this is most true: the Russian Revolution. Eventually, Trotsky was exiled from the U. Snowball who was one of the smartest pigs.

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The pigs, who serve as the leaders of the farm, are the only animals with a strong command of language. He uses the animal fable effectively to expose the issues of injustice, exploitation and inequality in human society. This novel is about the failure revolution everywhere, but most importantly, it is about the Russian revolution.

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On the surface, the fable is about animals. The pigs adopt the human ways they once fiercely opposed drinking whiskey, sleeping in beds , and they make business deals with farmers that benefit them alone. This is shown as that while the revolution is successful, the end goal of true equality is not accomplished by the animals. However, Napoleon plots in secret to seize power and drive Snowball away, undermining Snowball's policies and training the dogs to be his enforcers. Orwell had the publisher alter this to "All the animals except Napoleon" in recognition of Stalin's decision to remain in Moscow during the German advance. He moved later back to England where he published most of his books, including Animal farm and Nineteen Eighty-four his two most successful novels. Jones, while falsely representing himself as the hero of the battle. The animals in the story decide to have a revolution and take control of the farm from the humans.

The brief alliance and subsequent invasion may allude to the Molotov—Ribbentrop Pact and Operation Barbarossa.

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Animal Farm: Themes, Symbols, Allegory