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Russian Leaders Are Reflection of the Animals.

Russian Leaders Are Reflection of the Animals.

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Russian Leaders Are Reflection of The Animals.
Animal Farm is asymbolic novel because it shows many events that happened during theRussian Revolution through symbolism. This is proven by discussing how the beginning of the Animal Rebellion mirrors the starting of the Russian Revolution, the pigs' use of propaganda based on the use of manipulation by Stalin to influence the Russian people, andMollie the cart horse and the pigs represent the bourgeoisie before and after theRevolution. The events that led up to the Animal Rebellion in Animal Farm are based onhow the idea for the Russian Revolution first came to light.In Animal Farm, the first evidence of the Animal Rebellion begins with a meeting of theanimals surrounding a dream that the wise pig Old Major had.
Comrades, you have heard already about the strange dream that I had last night. But I will come to the dream later- Old Major (Animal Farm- Page:7)
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is dream centers on a time when animals will be able to do one day overthrow the humanrace and live under their own rule, without the suffering and hard work, they had totolerate for the longest time.
H
e eventually explains that the spirit of the forthcomingrebellion is to abolish anything and everything human made and related articles from theirday-to-day lives, such as ribbons, chains, and whips.
H
e also teaches the animals a song thathis mother used to sing to him, in which he forgot about, until he heard it in his dream.
 
 German philosopher Karl Marx, while under membership of the international workers'group, the Communist League, developed an ideal plan that blatantly told of a time whenhard-working citizens across Europe would come togetherand start a revolution. Marx wassure that this dream of his would lead to economic equality between everyone as one of the seven commandments
All animals are equal.( Animal Farm. Chapter 2) 
 , but, alas, working conditions throughout Western Europe and America had gone through ado-over and were now respectable to the workers' well-being and health. So it seemed likeMarx's plan was of no use, until a Russian Communist party that consisted of Leon Trotsky,Joseph Stalin, and Nikolai Lenin. Their country was full of overworked and underminedslaves who had to work for the ungrateful wealthy middle-class, and, after re-working andre-wording Marx's idea of Communism, they brought the idea of the workers' revolution toRussia.Old Major serves as the role of both Marx and Lenin.
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e speaks of the key essentials of thelater renowned Animalism, and he passes on a song to the other animal that helps to showhis idea of animals overpowering human kind. Therefore, the teachings of how Animalismwill come to be are based on how Communism was formed. The influence over the animals
 
by the pigs are based on the techniques that the Soviet government used to control andmanipulate what the Russian people knew, saw, or heard.
Squealer: Do not imagine, comrades, that leadership is a pleasure. On the contrary, it is adeep and heavy responsibility. No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then whereshould we be?(Animal Farm.Chapter- 5). 
In Animal Farm, Napoleon, through Squealer, uses the animals' naivety to his advantage atmany times, from distorting the image of Snowball to using the animals' susceptible mindsto build up on his own personal gain.In Russia, after Trotsky was forced out of the country, every trace of him was removed(picture, newspaper articles, documents) by Stalin, whom didn't want any evidence of Trotsky left in Russian history. Also, Stalin's newspaper, Pravda, was also used to edit andcontrol what kind of information the workers received. The pigs on Animal Farm representthe Soviet government, with Napoleon resembling Stalin, and Squealer as his news agencyPravda, because both forms of independent use manipulative means to get what they wantout of their civilians, either it is for their own personal gain, or what they wanted and didn'twant the workers to know. Therefore, the pigs' rule and use of propaganda resemble theway Russia was ruled.

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