Animal Farm By George Orwell Essay

1009 Words Apr 14th, 2016 5 Pages
Allegories in Animal Farm 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 has a specific character in the Russian Revolution that they represent. Mr. Jones represents Tsar Nicholas the second who was ruling over Russia from 1894-1917. Under Tsar’s rule he was a cruel and harsh ruler, his country went through a huge poverty and social injustice. In 1905 Tsar had his army shoot down hundreds of unarmed protesters outside his front gate. Just like in Animal Farm how Mr. Jones was a harsh, cruel, drunk who didn’t care about his animal and almost led his animals to starvation. 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 these ideas of animalism and this is taken directly from Lenin when he argued the theory of Communism. Old Major laid down…

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