Significant Symbols In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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Significant Symbols in Animal Farm

George Orwell was inspired to create a novel called Animal Farm, in the year of 1945. In the novel, Orwell uses satire to describe what life was like during the Russian Revolution. The novel contained many different symbols to represent the Russian Revolution. In the allegorical novel, it is viewed for the rise and decline of socialism in the Soviet Union. George Orwell incorporated symbols into his novel that are significantly related to what happened during the Russian Revolution. Some of the many symbols in the novel include the pigs, Animalism, and the Windmill. These all demonstrate what life was like during the Russian Revolution. George Orwell uses pigs as a symbol to represent the leaders during
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The principles of Animalism come from the speech that Old Major gives. The pigs spent time teaching the other animals about Animalism and how it worked. The animals spent up to three months learning the different rules that were created. It was so hard for the other animals to learn english and learn the rules of animals. The pigs, who were the most intelligent, set up a guidelines that would be easier for the animals to understand. The guidelines were known as the Seven Commandments. Orwell stated, “These Seven Commandments would now be inscribed on the wall; they would form an unalterable law by which all the animals on Animal Farm must live for ever after” (42). With some the animals being so forgetful, having the Commandments written on the wall was a perfect reminder for the animals. The Christians also have commandments in there religion that are similar to the Seven Commandments. Orwell is trying to use the animals as a symbol that they are superior to humans. All the animals on the farm know that humans are their enemies. Throughout the novel, the Seven Commandments are being “updated” by Squealer. With the animals started to notice that the pigs are breaking the rules, Napoleon quickly order Squealer to add a couple extra words to the commandment. For example, the fifth commandment is later changed to “No animal shall drink alcohol to excess” (98). Animalism was totally revised by …show more content…
It represents process and innovation. Snowball was the one to come up with this idea. Just like Trotsky, he created this idea for the convince of the other animals. Snowball announced, “This would light the stalls and warm them in the winter, and would also run a circular saw, a chaff-cutter, a mangel slicer, and electric milking machine” (64). With the animals hearing how great it would be to have this windmill they couldn 't resist. Napoleon disagreed with the propose of building the windmill. With the animals taking Snowball’s side, Napoleon’s dogs chanced Snowball right out of the farm. Now, Napoleon wanted to take all the create for the windmill. The windmill represents Stalins Five Year Plan. The Five Year Plan was intended to improve the farm. It would provide the stalls with electricity and this would increase their agricultural production. The windmill required a lot of hard labor work, just like the Five Year Plan. Most importantly, the windmill created tension between Napoleon and the animals. Napoleon had to start trading with other farms like Stalin hard to start trading with other

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