Essay on Animal Farm By George Orwell

1023 Words Dec 1st, 2014 5 Pages
The book, Animal Farm by George Orwell is a unique interpretation of government, politics, and society. It not only mirrors the events of the Russian Revolution it also relates to politics that can be observed throughout history and today. The animals overcame many struggles to have independence from their owner. They held a vision for the future that was for the greater good of all animals on the farm. However, over time this vision changed as a result of control and power of their leader. Many of these aspects can be observed in Russian history and today’s political struggles. When comparing this story to history and politics the book can bring new insight and meaning. By understanding the use of allegory and satire within Orwell’s Animal Farm, one can better understand the influence that politics have on individuals and how this shapes greater society.
Animal Farm was written in 1945. During this period the world was at war as many countries fought for rights, territory, and humanity during World War II. Hitler was the catalyst of this war as he attempted to create a new Germany that was free from the poverty and struggles observed during a previous government. Although WWII is important to history, Orwell wrote the book to mirror the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the events that happened after. “The Russian Revolution marked the beginning of transition from capitalism to socialism”, (Nirula, 2005). During this revolution the Russian people were in disagreement with the…

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