Essay about Animal Farm, By George Orwell

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One of the themes present in animal farm is the corruption of socialist ideals in the Soviet Union. Animal Farm is based off of the Russian Revolution and the emergence of communism in the Soviet Union ("Animal Farm"). Mr. Jones represents the previous government because they are both overthrown. Snowball and Napoleon represent Leon Trotsky and Joseph Stalin who both where fighting for superiority. Snowball represents Trotsky because Snowball is the less powerful figure and is eventually run off the farm. Stalin is represented by Napoleon because Napoleon takes the leadership role and is a ruthless ruler. Stalin eventually abandons the ideas and principles that started the revolution just like Napoleon abandon the seven commandments. Stalin’s government mimicked the government that he overthrew just like how the pigs in animal farm adopted human behaviors and ran the farm just like Mr. Jones.
Another theme present in the book is the danger of having a gullible working class ("Animal Farm"). The hard working animals in the story are taking advantage of by the government. The animals are unable to get a better education and are uninformed of the governments actions just like the working class during the Russian Revolution. Often times throughout the book animals would questions decisions made by the pigs but in the end they always trusted their leader’s decisions. Boxer in the book always stated “ Napoleon is always right” this displays that if the working class is…

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