Russian Revolution & Animal Farm
Relating a novel to a historical event
Overall details of Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution
Animal Farm, by George Orwell, is an allegory of the Russian Revolution. Both animalism and communism were intended to better the living conditions of the people. Unfortunately, the outcome was quite the opposite. Napoleon (Stalin) ended up being more sadistic than Mr. Jones (Czar Nicholas II) ever was. Consequently, people were exterminated, worked to the bone, and malnourished. The fear of death was so overwhelming to these peasants that it suppressed any thoughts of revolt. In a way, a 360-effect took place since things return to how they were prior to the revolution, if not worse.