Russian Revolution And Animal Farm Analysis

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How the Russian Revolution and Animal Farm relate.
George Orwell was born with the name of Eric Arthur Blair. He was born in Motihari, Bengal, India on June 25, 1903. His father was Richard Walmesley Blair, who was a British civil servant, and his mother was Ida Mabel Blair. She took Eric and his older sister, Marjorie, to England when Eric was just a year and a half old. Eric’s father stayed behind in India, because of this Eric and his father never had a strong bond. Blair grew up in a not so wealthy home with his two sisters Marjorie and Avril, however his gift of writing was recognized when he was just six years old. When Blair was eleven years old, his first poem, “Awake Young Men of England”, was published in the Henley and South Oxfordshire
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Old Major, the prize-winning boar, wanted a world where animals could do what they wanted when they wanted. He is compared to Karl Marx in the Russian Revolution because he was the one who started the dream of this lifestyle. As all the animals listened to Old Major’s plan they began to agree with the idea and start an uprising. sadly Old Major dies three nights after the meeting of the so called “dream”. the animals begin learning how to read and working to together to continue Old Major’s vision. Three younger pigs become in charge: Napoleon, Squealer, and Snowball. These three pigs formulate Old Major’s vision into a principle called Animalism. In the Russian Revolution once the main leader died three more men stepped up to follow through with the dream of communism which is in comparison with “Animalism” in the book. As Mr.Jones, also looked at as Czar Nicholas II, came to retrieve the farm he was ran off and overthrown by the animals. After this happened Napoleon, Snowball, and Squealer set their plans up not knowing that each one had a different mindset of how to run the farm. Napoleon, who is compared to Joseph Stalin in the Russian Revolution, was the secondary man after Old Major’s death. He was in control of taking the younger members and educating them in their concept of Animalism. Napoleon, like Stalin, knew how to communicate with many different animals young or …show more content…
“ Nevermind the milk comrades!” cried Napoleon, placing himself in front of the buckets. “ That will be attended to. The harvest important. Comrade Snowball will lead the way. I shall follow in a few minutes forward, comrades! The hay is waiting” (Orwell 36). This quote is a perfect example of showing the leadership skills Napoleon, Snowball, and Squealer have. It shows how they are in charge of the animals by telling them what to do and demanding how to do things. Also in the quote above, you can see how the leaders put the most important things first, and save things that can wait for last. Although Napoleon and the other leaders are trying to do the best they can, they do not see how tired, hungry, and overworked the other animals start becoming throughout the book. Most of the animals think that Napoleon is a great leader, but what some do not know is that he is brainwashing the younger generation of animals. Napoleon uses the dogs as bodyguards or threats not only to the younger animals, but some of the older ones also, to make sure that they go by his rules. The dogs were also used to scare the other animals. He wants them to think that doing things his way is the only way things are going to be done and correct. Even though Napoleon can be a great leader, he can lack leadership skills in some ways. For an example, a leader

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