The Russian Orthodox Church In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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The Russian Orthodox church had a small but definite role in the Russian revolution. In the novel Animal Farm, by George Orwell, Moses resembles the Orthodox church. Just like in the Orthodox church, Moses has a small role in the Novel, but both are still important and necessary for the overall story and place in history.
Before the revolution, Russia has a great history with the church. According to a 2007 article, many years before the war, the church was in a state of flourishment in the lands of Russia. The Kievan Monastery, the spiritual center that the time, shows importance because it provided religious and historical writings as well as literary writings. It was also the theological and spiritual center for church life in Russia for centuries (Hopko and Alfeyev). Another article from 2006 states, “the Russian orthodox church remained an important component of political order and popular culture in imperial Russian” (Freeze). Which overall explains how significant the church was needed in this time for the
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Moses the raven who expresses himself in a friendly manner towards Mr. Jones and spreads rumors of Ssugarcane Mmountain. In part of the book moses leaves for years at a time, detaching himself from the farm in the same way the church detaches from the state during the time of crisis and destruction of the church. There’s also prominent connection Orwell made with the characters name, it's no coincidence that his name is Moses, because Moses is an important person in the Bible and Moses resembles a church. Moses also exploits the animals in the same way people of the church exploiteds others. Thought the details and connections Orwell made between these things are small, they are needed in order to get the full understanding of the relation between Moses and the Russian orthodox church which are both important to their own

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