Animal Farm Essay | Allegory in Animal Farm

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Allegory in Animal Farm

Summary: George Orwell used allegory in his novel Animal Farm to parallel the Russian Revolution and resulting totalitarian regime to the revolutions of the animals and the pigs' corruption of absolute power. The novel's characters, events, and corruption of ideas parallels the pattern that took place among the Russians. In the process, Orwell warns us of how quickly our freedoms can be taken away, as was the case with the Russian people.
An allegory represents one thing in the guise of another; it is an abstract personification of a concrete image. Orwell used allegory in Animal Farm to parallel Russia's revolutions and totalitarian regime to the revolutions of the animals and to the pig's corruption of absolute power. First, Orwell paralleled the characters Snowball, Napoleon, and Old Major to Russian Politicians Leon Trotsky, Joseph Stalin, Karl Marx, and Vladimir Ilych Lenin. Second, the events that take place in Animal Farm took place in Russia. The revolutions parallel, the confessions, and the expulsion of Snowball/Trotsky. Third, the ideas that the animals had and that the Russians had were alike, also; such as the ideas of the corruption of socialist ideas as well as the dangers of a naïve working class. Orwell uses allegory to relate them.

First of all, Orwell created a set of characters based on...

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