Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution
The Russian Revolution being one of the most recognized events in the world history has had been opinionated and criticized throughout many writing pieces.
Animal Farm, written by George Orwell, is a metaphoric and detailed novel published in 1956, reflecting the Russian revolution of the 1917.
George Orwell the son of a British civil servant, born as Eric Arthur Blair, gained popularity and a boost of financial holdings after publishing the novel; Animal Farm.
The novel is an anti-Soviet satire that takes place in a farm where the idea of animalism has been presented to the animals by a pig named Old Major. He dies soon after his inspiring speech and leaves the rest of the farm with the idea of freeing themselves and owning the farm without the presence of Mr. Jones, the owner of the farm at the time.
After Old Major’s death the animals rebelliously plan to throw Mr. Jones out of the farm and they finally take advantage of the night when he forgets to feed the animals. The pigs, who taught themselves how to read, rename Manor Farm to Animal Farm. They also come up with seven commandments that all the animals must follow and print them on the barn wall.
1- Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy.
2- Whatever goes upon two legs, or has wings, is a friend.
3- No animal shall wear clothes.
4- No animal shall sleep in a bed.
5- No animal shall drink alcohol
6- No animal shall kill any other animal.
7- All animals are equal.
Snowball begins planning to build a windmill that would provide electricity and therefore give them more leisure time. Since building the windmill would reduce crop productivity, Snowball decides to take a vote from the animals to make the final decision. Napoleon however, orders the dogs to chase Snowball off the farm and uses him a scapegoat for any hardship the animals face later on. Soon after, the pigs take all the milk and the apples and the idea of equality fades by time....