Essay on Animal Farm

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An infamous party came to light in 1917, with the overthrow of Tsar Nikolai II. Known as the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, it established a new government under Vladimir Lenin. However a well-known man, by the name of Joseph Stalin, took over soon after Lenin’s death in 1924. Stalin, often known as “Koba” in the party or “Uncle Joe” to the western media, was not an effective speaker. Conversely, he had many supporters who spoke eloquently and with their help, he put the (then) Soviet Union under his regime. In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, the story of the Russian Revolution and its leaders are told through the use of allegorical satire. This masterpiece enlightens the human population about Russian communism and writes of the …show more content…
However, the greedy pigs take them and create a subject of discussion for some of the inhabitants. Consequently, Squealer makes the “necessary explanations” (Orwell 27) to calm down the perturbed animals. He first calls them “Comrades” (27) and therefore names them as his friends. This sets the mood to a supposedly friendly manner and could help make the animals believe more, since Squealer is allegedly their friend and friends do not lie to one another. Likewise, he cries that they “do not imagine” (27) that the pigs are eating the fruits of the diligent animals’ hard work. This is used to confuse the animals and make them start to doubt their belief that the pigs are eating their efforts “in a spirit of selfishness and privilege” (27). In addition, Squealer says that they do not really like milk and apples but “actually dislike [them]” (27). He goes on to say that milk and apples, as “proved by Science” (27), contain the necessary substances for the well-being of a pig. While these products contain nutrients important to a pig, they are not anymore unnecessary to an animal of the working class. However, since the pigs are the “brainworkers” (27) of the farm and all “management and organization of [the] farm” (27) depends on them, the pigs need the “necessary” food and drink. Similarly, Squealer tells the animals that it is “for [their] sake” (27) and “welfare” (27) that the pigs consume milk and

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