The true meaning of animal farm

Orwell narrates, "He could turn black into white. Jones, the original human owner of the farm, represents the ineffective and incompetent Czar Nicholas II. The decree is painted in large letters on one side of the barn. Snowball is a better speaker, he has a lot of ideas and he is very vivid.

When the animals find the windmill collapsed after a violent storm, Napoleon and Squealer convince the animals that Snowball is trying to sabotage their project, and begin to purge the farm of animals Napoleon accuses of consorting with his old rival.

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Squealer is also thought by some to represent Goebbels, who was the minister of propaganda for Germany. He's first described as a manipulator and persuader.

Allusion to Fritz.

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Totalitarianism Orwell argues that any revolution led by a small, conspiratorial group can only degenerate into oppression and tyranny. The dogs drive Snowball from the farm, and Napoleon explains that Snowball was in fact co-operating with Mr Jones.

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Unlike Frederick, Pilkington is wealthier and owns more land, but his farm is in need of care as opposed to Frederick's smaller but more efficiently-run farm. In either case, the novella points to the force of this tendency toward class stratification in many communities and the threat that it poses to democracy and freedom. The line is also typical of Orwell's belief that those in power usually manipulate language to their own benefit. It's interesting that Orwell does not mention Napoleon or Snowball at any time during the great speech of old Major. There was a huge "Red Scare" in the United States in the s. The pigs had a real hard time getting rid of Moses, since the lies about Heaven they thought would only lead the animals away from the equality of socialism. Orwell biographer Jeffrey Meyers has written, "virtually every detail has political significance in this allegory. Eliot who was a director of the firm rejected it; Eliot wrote back to Orwell praising the book's "good writing" and "fundamental integrity", but declared that they would only accept it for publication if they had some sympathy for the viewpoint "which I take to be generally Trotskyite ". Boxer and Clover are used by Orwell to represent the proletariat, or unskilled labour class in Russian society. During the Second World War , it became clear to Orwell that anti-Soviet literature was not something which most major publishing houses would touch—including his regular publisher Gollancz. He is described as rather unchanged since the rebellion. He also explains that Snowball in reality never had a medal of honour, that Snowball was always trying to cover up that he was fighting on the side of Mr Jones.

It might seem that this was a spontaneous reaction, but a careful look tells otherwise.

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The True Meaning of Animal Farm