Similarities Between Stalin And Animal Farm

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It’s impossible to read the book “Animal Farm” without comparing it to the Russian Revolution occur in Russia in 1917. After reading the book I decided to learn more about the consequences of the Russian Revolution and mainly research about Stalin, represented in the book as Napoleon, the leader of Animal Farm and my favourite character. Because I was so intrigued by Napoleon’s character I decided in this book task to contrast him with the Soviet dictator Stalin.

Napoleon, a boar, is the leader of Animal Farm and as described in the book “not much of a talker”. Accompanied by a pig named Snowball he led the animal rebellion against their farmer Mr. Jones. Not long after the animals took over the farm, Napoleon, with the help of some menacing
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The thing that kindled the animal rebellion was the speech of Old Major about men’s tyranny. After Old Major’s death, his theory, that was named “Animalism”, inspired the members of the farm to develop 7 commandments the animals should always follow and believe. Throughout the book, the pigs, who were in charge of the farm, and above them the leader Napoleon broke the 7 commandments. For example, the book ends when the last commandment that once said: “All animals are equal”, was altered to say: “All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.”.
Stalin was first exposed to communism as a student when he read “The Communist Manifesto” by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Influenced by the communist ideas he decided to take a part in the revolution against the Russian monarchy. But similar to Napoleon, Stalin contradicted the Marxist and Communist ideology while being in
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Stalin was one of the first leaders that were identified with the cult of personality. It was manifested in posters and sculptures of Stalin that were placed all over the Soviet Union, reflecting him as a fatherly figure and an invincible leader. In addition, the Soviet press as well contributed to the cult of personality, praising and describing Stalin as “Genius” and “Beloved”. Napoleon, likewise, had his own praising “press” in the image of a young rhetorician pig named Squealer. Squealer spread the mantra “Napoleon is always right” and convinced the other members of the farm that every controversial move of Napoleon was for the farm’s

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