Animal Farm Scene Analysis

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Orwell’s Animal Farm has some scenes containing violence. These violent scenes not only progress the plot but also have a hidden message. Battles, killings, and misfortune are all a hidden message, pertaining to historical allusions, allusions specifically relating to the events in Russia in the early 20th century. The Battle of Cowshed, a violent scene in which a sheep is killed, a pig is grazed by a gun, and a horse fights against a defenseless human, all serve for one purpose, to give a hidden message. The Battle is between the animals and Mr. Jones along with his companions, the farmers. It is common knowledge that farmers are people who have power over their land, who use the land solely for agriculture, to bear crops and grow livestock. Having a similar role like the farmers, the Czar was the ruler of Russia, over his own land, using the land for his sole purpose. The czar had such a role before the Russian Revolution before his people created a rebellion. The last czar, the czar who has experienced the Russian rebellion, his name is Czar Nicholas. Like Czar Nicholas, Mr. Jones, a farmer, was in charge of the animals, until the Battle of Cowshed, a rebellion. …show more content…
The animals lose their windmill. There are many casualties than the previous battle, the Battle of Cowshed. Fredrickson betrays Napoleon by paying the pig with foraged money. Fredrickson sets Napoleon up and destroys Animal Farm and eventually leaves with his men. Fredrickson, the violence he causes and the betrayal he creates between Napoleon and him is an allusion to the events of the Second World War. Alike Hitler, Fredrickson betrays Napoleon. Like Animal Farm, this leaves Russia with major casualties. Orwell uses historical allusions within his violent scenes to show the negative possibilities of socialism and the truth about war. Violence though, does not always have to relate to war, it can also mean

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