Examples Of Communism In Animal Farm By George Orwell

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Communism is government system in which the major resources in a society—such as factories and farms—are owned by the public or the state, and wealth is divided among people equally or according to each person 's needs. In the book Animal Farm, George Orwell wrote about communism during World War II, using the term Animalism to represent Communism and animals to represent most of the major players of the Soviet Union during that time period. Orwell followed the development of a farm once controlled by humans to a farm eventually controlled by very human acting pigs. A prize Middle White boar, Old Major (who represents the two founder of Communism, Karl Marx, and Vladimir Lenin) has a concept for Animalism, which is that all animals are created …show more content…
The original seven Commandments were: 1.“Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy” 2.“Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend.” 3.“No animal shall wear clothes” 4.“No animal shall sleep in a bed” 5.“No animal shall drink alcohol” 6.”No animal shall kill any other animal” 7.“All animals are equal” (Orwell, 25). The Commandments went through several additions to accommodate the pigs’ behavior, and they eventually became one Commandment “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” (Orwell, 134). After Old Major died, two pigs, Napoleon and Snowball (who represents Leo Trotsky) took over leadership of the farm. Napoleon was the stronger of the two, and over time he became the sole leader. The pigs began to treat the other animals as less than equal. All the best food and living conditions were reserved for the pigs, especially Napoleon. Napoleon trained the dogs (who represented the military/police) to be his guards. The pigs became more and more like royalty, while other animals had their work increased and their rations reduced. During these changes, Napoleon used Squealer (who represents the Russian media) to deceive the animals into believing all these changes were necessary to make Animal Farm …show more content…
It became very clear some animals were less interested in hard work than was necessary. A prime example of this is the contrast between two of the horses on the farm. One of the mares was more interested in ribbons and sugar than the revolution and work. The large, strong male horse was about eighteen hands tall and double the strength of a normal horse. Boxer (who represents the working class) worked harder and longer hours than any of the animals. Boxer’s answer to every difficult situation, every setback, was “ I will work harder” (Orwell, 29). This became Boxer’s motto and is repeated throughout the book. It became clear the pigs were more interested in supervising the other animals instead of actually doing farm work. The pigs left the physical labor to the lesser animals. The dogs and birds took almost no part in the day-to-day workings of the

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