Literary Techniques Used In Snowwell's Animal Farm

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Additionally, Animal Farm is a book about farm animals starting a rebellion against Man after the cruel treatment they received from the owner of their farm, Mr. Jones. There was an old pig named Old Major that was close to death, but before, he inspired the other farm animals to go against Man and fight for the rights of animals. He created a new way for the animals to live: Animalism. In this new practice, all animals are equal and should only treat Man as the enemy. Old Major died shortly after his speech, and not long after the animals started their rebellion. Amongst the farm animals, the pigs rose to be the leaders, notably Snowball and Napoleon. Snowball was the much intellectual and well-spoken of the two, so most of the farm animals …show more content…
Snowball is the Animal Farm counterpart to Leon Trotsky, one of the first leaders of Communist Russia. Snowball and Trotsky were both intelligent, and had many ideas for the greater future for their respective lands. Snowball was the one to lead the animals in the Battle of the Cowshed, in which the animals had won from a human invasion for the attempt to take back the farm. Trotsky was the leader of Lenin’s Red Army, which won many battles for Russia. There is also a similarity in how they were exiled from their lands. Snowball was run off of the farm by Napoleon’s dogs, the violently trained dogs the Berkshire pig had since they were puppies. This is similar to Trotsky, because he was forcefully exiled from Russia by Joseph Stalin’s KGB, an endlessly loyal group of Russians that acted as the police during the time of his rule. “He was running as only a pig can run, but the dogs were close on his heels. Suddenly he slipped and it seemed certain that they had him. Then he was up again, running faster than ever, then the dogs were gaining on him again. One of them all but closed his jaws on Snowball's tail, but Snowball whisked it free just in time. Then he put on an extra spurt and, with a few inches to spare, slipped through a hole in the hedge and was seen no more,” (53). This quote is explaining the exile of Snowball, showing how he was violently forced out, much like Trotsky. Another leader in Animal Farm, Napoleon, has the Russian counterpart of Joseph Stalin, the dictator of Russia during the time of revolution. Napoleon became leader immediately after Snowball was exiled, spreading lies about Snowball’s actions and true intentions. He became a merciless ruler, working the animals harder and claiming that it was all for the good of the people. He used Squealer as a way to spread propaganda for himself and convince the animals that was happening was for the good of the

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