Comparing Animal farm and Russian revolution By Dare Yusuf Due date 4/21/2013 In this essay I am going to show how Animal farm and Russian revolution are the same. Orwell wanted to educate people in communist Russia. The book is about animals but really it is about communism in Russia.

All characters in animal farm have a meaning and counterparts in Russian revolution. Animal farm system was feudalism. Mankind is trying to control animals on the farm and in feudalism Kings control the people. Mr. Jones is a cruel and viscous to the animals and his counterpart is Tsar because they both wanted to control all of their land with ruthless force.

Eventually both leaders were overthrown by their people. Animalism and communism are both present in book and Russian revolution. Old major was the animal revolutionary founder and his counterpart was Karl Marx who invented communism. These two guys got the people to revolt against their leaders. Old major and Karl Marx died right before the revolutions began. Snowball was second in charge after Major died; Leon Trotsky was also next in command of Red October after Karl died.

The Snowball and Leon both fought in civil war and “The battle for Cow shed” for Animal and Russia.Snowball wanted to build a windmill to help the farm prosper and get the animals a good life, Trotsky had a set of five year plans for Russia to help them get out of debt. The pigs in the book compare to the rich of Russia during Russian revolution. The pigs never follow the law of the farm and the rich of Russia never followed the law because they were able to pay them self’s out of trouble. Four pigs confessed to working with snowball and were executed on the spot by dogs; the rich people of Russia were sometimes tortured to confess working to with Trotsky, so Trotsky could look evil.

Moses is a lazy bird that talks about a place called “Sugar candy land” and Moses counterpart is the church that were always preaching against Stalin. Napoleon was one of animal’s farm nightmares, and his counterpart Joseph Stalin was equally as worse on Russia. Napoleon used dogs and pigs for public help, they helped him get to power and Stalin used “KGB” to destroy all opposers. Napoleon chased away Snowball of the farm because he was a threat to his power, Stalin did the same thing to Trotsky he had him assassinated. The pigs and dog are made upper class people on animal farm; they sleep on beds, drinks alcohol.

People of Russia and animal farm are similar in many ways. Boxer is a hard working horse that does half the work on the farm and he compares to the working class of Russia. “Comrade Napoleon is always right” that is boxer’s quote and that gets him in trouble, Napoleon betrays him and sells him to a slaughterhouse for money. Boxer is the main reason Napoleon is in power most of the animals on animal farm wouldn’t really listen to Napoleon if boxer never listened to him; The animal looked up to boxer for his hard work ethics and did everything he did so they followed him and built the windmill so that’s why Napoleon got in power.Mollie was a stupid, lazy, and vein horse that represented the lowest of the rich people of Russia.

Mollie never wanted to work or do anything and the low class never helped with the revolution. She ran away to human farm to be pampered and the low class left to the west to avoid doing anything that could have involved a war. The most symbolic of the book was when the hens broke their eggs and didn’t want to sacrifice them to Napoleon. These Hens represented the poor farmers who were forced to give crops and harvest to Stalin.The hen were starved to death if they didn’t give their eggs up and the poor farmers were also executed, murdered and had their villages burned down to ground if they didn’t want to give up crops.

George Orwell does a good job or disusing the books real intention. By using animals he was able to smuggle the book into Russia and sell it. He managed to capture what was going on in Russia while he was going around Europe. Orwell does a great job of portraying the characters and their counterparts perfectly