Animal Farm: a Compare and Contrast on Karl Marx Communist Manifesto

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Topic: Research the life of Karl Marx. What were the fundamentals of his Communist Manifesto and how do they compare to the ideas expressed by Old Major in Animal Farm. Animal Farm is a novella written by George Orwell in 1945. This particular story by George Orwell reflects on the events leading up to and during Stalin era in Russia. During the time he wrote, the work of Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto was being followed by the Russian leaders, and some of Marx’s ideas can be found in the way George Orwell’s character, Old Major, expresses the way animal’s future should be. Karl Marx is most well kown for writing the Communist Manifesto which became known as one the “world’s most influential political …show more content…
Old Major goes on telling the animals that Jones and other men around the world were taking everything of their labour as Old Major tells the other animals –“Man is the only creature that consumes without producing…Yet he is lord of all the animals. He sets them to work, he gives back to them the bare minimum that will prevent them from starving, and the rest he keeps for himself.” Then Old Major persists on telling the animals that Jones in the end gives very little back of their work and all of it ends up going to their enemies. Karl Marx similary tells in his Communist Manifesto that the labour workers were earning very little back compared to the amount of work they do and they are the one that does the most work - bourgeois were taking almost all the goods of proletarian’s laboured work. In this story, the man represents bourgeois while the animals represents the proletrains After telling the other animals about the only way to ahieve their goals is by rebellion, the animals are told about how the Rebellion of Jones should be like, continues to tell them that all animals are comrades, but also warn them not turn like Man in the end, adopting their evil vices. Marx had a similar belief that workers could achieve what they wanted by forming unions and/or riots. He tells the other animals that they should all come together as one and overthrow Man; the same way Marx tells workers to unite to overthrow

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