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How important is a knowledge of the Russian revolution to a solid understanding of 'Animal Farm'?
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How important is a knowledge of the Russian revolution to a solid understanding of
'Animal Farm' can be read in two different ways. The first is as a child's book about animals that can walk and talk, but the second is to understand what message the book is trying give. To understand this message you need to understand about the Russian revolution 1917. In the book 'Animalism' is created and in the revolution communist leaders gain power. The book directly links a person from the revolution to a character in the book. Everything that happens in the book happens because a similar event happened in the Russian revolution.
'Animal Farm' is a moral satire. It is predicting what will happen to communism in Russia and the fate of all revolutions that overthrow authority. In the book Orwell uses different animals to represent the different social classes that were in Russia at the time of the revolution.
* Pigs for the exploiters
* Horses for the labourers
* Dogs for the police / army
* Sheep for the blind followers.
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