Essay Animal Farm By George Orwell

1004 Words Apr 18th, 2016 5 Pages
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary an allegory is a, “a story in which the characters and events are symbols that stand for ideas about human life or for a political or historical situation.” In the book Animal Farm by George Orwell the whole story is an allegory to the Russian Revolution. From the characters to the different wars that the animal experienced all have a specific event in the Russian Revolution that they are tied too. George Orwell’s story of Animal Farm has several different interpretations lying between the front and back cover of the book that many people have yet to even discover. Every character in the book of Animal Farm correlates to a specific character in the Russian Revolution that they represent. “Mr. Jones” represents Tsar Nicholas II who was ruling over Russia from 1894-1917. Under Tsar’s rule he was a cruel and harsh ruler, his country went through huge poverty and social injustice. According to History.com, “In 1905 Tsar had his army shoot down hundreds of unarmed protesters outside his front gate.” In Animal Farm “Mr. Jones” was a harsh, cruel, drunk who didn’t care about his animals and almost starved his animals to death. Another major character before the revolution was “Old Major” who represents V.I. Lenin, who was the leader of the Bolshevik party in 1917. Old Major in the book Animal Farm talks about ideas of animalism and this is taken directly from Lenin when he argued the theory of Communism. Old Major laid down the idea…

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