Animal Farm

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Revolution Farm George Orwell's novel Animal Farm does an excellent job of drawing parallels from the Russian Revolution of 1917. Animal Farm is a satire that uses its characters to symbolize leaders of the Russian Revolution. The animals of Manor Farm, the setting of this novel, which symbolizes Russia, overthrow their master after years of mistreatment. Led by the pigs, the farm animals continue to do their work, only with more pride, knowing that they are …

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…had two major points. The first being communism doesn’t work, and the second being power corrupts but absolute power corrupts completely. I found it amusing how George compared Russian politicians to pigs. "The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which." (ch. X, Animal Farm) "None of you has ever seen a dead donkey."