Essay on Animal Farm, By George Orwell

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Significant Symbols in Animal Farm

George Orwell was inspired to create a novel called Animal Farm, in the year of 1945. In the novel, Orwell uses satire to describe what life was like during the Russian Revolution. The novel contained many different symbols to represent the Russian Revolution. In the allegorical novel, it is viewed for the rise and decline of socialism in the Soviet Union. George Orwell incorporated symbols into his novel that are significantly related to what happened during the Russian Revolution. Some of the many symbols in the novel include the pigs, Animalism, and the Windmill. These all demonstrate what life was like during the Russian Revolution. George Orwell uses pigs as a symbol to represent the leaders during the Revolution. Which makes sense to this day because the pigs are the most intelligent animal on the farm. There are two main pigs that Orwell uses to symbolize some of the main leaders during the Russian Revolution, which are Snowball and Napoleon. Snowball is intelligent and passionate which describes Leon Trotsky. For Napoleon, he is the ideal figure that represents Joseph Stain. Orwell gives the same personality traits as Stain to Napoleon. Orwell states, “Napoleon was a large, rather fierce-looking Berkshire boar, the only Berkshire on the farm, not much of a talker, but with a reputation for getting his own way” (35). Joseph Stalin didn’t have all of the skills to get a revolution started. On the other hand, Snowball is related…

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