Essay on Animal Farm, By George Orwell

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A satire is a literary composition in which human folly and vice are held up to scorn, derision, or ridicule. In the novel Animal Farm, the farm itself is a representation of the soviet union. The Russian Soviets were ruled under a socialist government system in which they believe peace to the country was attainable. The major characters in Animal Farm personify this historic context by re-living in a different, but similar situation. Animal Farm first begins with the animal 's idealistic pursuit to form a new society. This society is founded on the principles of freedom, equality, and liberation for everyone under the human tyrant of Mr. Jones. After a rebellion against Mr. Jones occurred, three dominated figures rose up to power. These figures were the three pigs known as Snowball, Napoleon, and Old Major. Having the enforce dog power on their side, they appropriately manner comfort and luxury for themselves, while excluding the other animals to worst conditions of tyranny they suffered before. Animal Farm illustrates the historical and social context as it satirizes the Russian Revolution and eventually Communism take over. Mr. Jones is based off the last Russian emperor Tsar Nicholas II. During his reign, the Russian people suffered extreme poverty and turmoil. One of the greatest examples of this turmoil can be notably marked by the 1905 Bloody Sunday massacre. The Bloody Sunday massacre was an event where unarmed protesters were shot down in the midst of demanding…

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