Dictatorship In Animal Farm By George Orwell

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The dark times of Russia’s communist rule still ingrain memories on members of the global community as well as every member of Russian society. The various revolutions that lead to this rise of communism ultimately came from the distaste for the strong social classes that dominated Russia. However, these uprisings instead equalized the social standings of the citizens through complete, and total control of the government. Under the rulings of extreme leaders, civilians could expect “Every aspect of life was supervised and regulated by the government ” (Moss 3). This total control was not ignored by great minds of the times, one of which is George Orwell. Eric Arthur Blair, an English author who wrote under the pen name of George Orwell emerged …show more content…
He considered himself a European Socialist and his novels reflect this matter speaking positively of democracy rather than dictatorship. George Orwell’s Animal Farm aims to convey his disdain for the political situations during the reign of the Soviet Union, and advises future societies against a totalistic political approach.
Orwell used his novel Animal Farm to portray the horrors of Russian Communism using the simple setting of a barn and farm. As the plot of the novel expands, it is clear that the idea of overworking and domination by other animals is directly related to the Soviet Union. At the time the novel was written, political tensions were already high because of World War II “Because the book criticized the Soviet Union, one of England 's allies in World War
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The government completely destroyed any hopes of free will from Russian lives. The reign of Joseph Stalin only further shows these terrible traits since he believed he was the only person to rule Russia correctly. Stalin even went as far as to strip citizens of religion, replacing their God with pictures of him to worship. “Orwell 's fable illuminates his satirical theme: man 's vulnerability to man 's greed for power. His allegory is a clear statement verified by history” (Robb 2). The character of Napoleon also shows direct similarities to Stalin. Napoleon believes he is the only person to properly control the farm yet he is exploits the farm and its workers for his gain and power. The false impression that other animals are under of him glorify him as a God and equal leader, however, this is just Orwell’s statement of blatant irony through the ignorance of the animals who believe such things. “ No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be”(Orwell 21­22). These ignorant citizens or fellow “comrades” were tricked into over working with false promises made on the government 's behalf. The Totalitarian government

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