Animal Farm Essay

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Animal Farm By: George Orwell The novel Animal Farm was written in 1945 by author George Orwell. The book reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalin era in the Soviet Union. Orwell, a democratic socialist, was a critic of Joseph Stalin and hostile to Moscow-directed Stalinism, an attitude that was critically shaped by his experiences during the Spanish Civil War. The Soviet Union, he believed, had become a brutal dictatorship, built upon a cult of personality and enforced by a reign of terror. In a letter to Yvonne Davet, Orwell described Animal Farm as a satirical tale against Stalin ("un conte satirique contre Staline"), and in his essay "Why I Write" (1946), he wrote that Animal Farm was the first book in which he had tried, with full consciousness of what he was doing, "to fuse political purpose and artistic purpose into one whole." The controversial novel became one of the most popular to the readers, mainly because of how Orwell characterized both human and animals in one to real life events. When did the rebellion on the farm started? Well at the beginning of the novel, Mr. Jones, the caretaker of the overall caretaker of the Manor Farm in England, had stumbled clumsily to bed when Old Major a pig takes command to make a speech before he dies in which they held a secret meeting at the barn, and told his story about what he dreamt. After Old Major has died three days after his speech the animals planned to prepare in which didn't know when the Rebellion would take place and didn't know if it would happen in their lifetime. The teaching and organizing fell upon the pigs because they were the cleverest out of the animals which were Napoleon and Snowball which both had a hard time agreeing with each other. The rebellion develops, and "officially" ends when Napolean says that the rebellion is over. They became the

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