Animal Farm is a satire on the Russian Revolution. You can look at this story as a fairy tale about the animals, or on a deeper level, as an account of the events in the Russian Revolution. I chose to learn more about the real meaning of Animal Farm, which Orwell indirectly explains throughout the story.
Animal Farm starts out with introducing us to life on the Manor Farm, and Old Major's opinion on the
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that the animals are no better off with Napoleon than they were with Mr. Jones when the onlookers of the farmhouse party cannot distinguish the difference between the pigs and the humans.
Although this story was written based on The Russian Revolution, it also shows how any Revolution can corrupt. Lord Action: "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely"; this is the main theme of Animal Farm, and the main theme of the Russian Revolution.