Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' Animal Farm ' Essay

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History in itself, is a reflection of the power of using social circumstances to create historical, literary pieces, that guide our future and reflect our past. Literature reveals flawed economic systems and corruption, as displayed in the animal fable, “Animal Farm” written by George Orwell. It allegorizes the rise of power through the development of Soviet Communism. Social forces influence Orwell’s work which is displayed by historical events, the author’s personal experiences, and the construction of a political value system. This is depicted by the use of symbolism and has an impressionable effect on its readers.
The Russian Revolution inspires Orwell to reveal the truths of a dark time period in history through the form of symbolism. Manor Farm is built up of an allegory that characterizes key figures who take part in the Russian Revolution. Josef Stalin’s character is depicted by Napoleon as he represents "[a] cynical, brutal, and above all pragmatic [character]. Once in power, he will do whatever is necessary to keep his position" (Brockington 1991). Napoleon eliminates his enemies and solidifies his political base by executing the animals that he distrusts after the collapse of the windmill. It signifies the ability to sustain power even in the most suppressing means, in order to achieve its primary goal of economic innovation. The communist ideologies are practiced as the proletariat, the working class is blindly working in order to meet the expectations set…

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