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Joseph Stalin & Napolean

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Joseph Stalin & Napolean Napoleon is a "large, rather fierce-looking Berkshire boar, not much of a talker, but with a reputation for getting his own way." And so he does. Instead of debating with Snowball, he sets his dogs on him and continues to increase his personal power and privileges from that time on. What counts for him is power, not ideas. "Animal Farm" by George Orwell is a novel based on the lives of a society of animals living on the Manor Farm. Although the title of the book suggests the book is merely about animals, the story is a much more in depth analysis of the workings of society in Communist Russia. The animals are used as character's to illustrate how the communist class system operated, and how Russian citizens responded to this, and how propaganda was used by ...read more.


Trotsky and presents three titles upon himself, just like Stalin. An agreement, was signed with Frederick and the farm's industrilization, which Stalin began in 1929, though it was Trotsky's idea. Most important of all to Stalin was ensuring that he remained in power. The truth was, in fact, supressed. Stalin had begun as a mortal enemy, and far from being friendly, he killed millions during his Ruleing. Worse still, to a socialist, Stalin was corrupting the idea of socialism itself, and had used communism as a means to gain personal power. He often used the most brutal tactics. Chief among his creations were two highly effective political weapons - an efficient propaganda machine which more and more promoted the idea of Stalin as a great, nearly god-like leader, and a secret police force which kept the country quiet through the use of terror. ...read more.


At the end of the story, Napolean and the other pigs reduce the Seven Commandments to one, which was... ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL, BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS Another thing that "Animal Farm" and todays society have in common is that the powerless people are subject to propaganda . In " Animal Farm" Squealer and Napolean used propaganda by telling the animals that Snowball was a traitor, and convincing them that he was a criminal. They threatened that if Napolean was not in leadership Jones may come back. Napolean, the leader of all the animals of the Rebellion In this short, and at first sight, simple book, the animals on a farm rebel and depose the 'ruler' represented by Farmer Jones, chasing him off the farm. The revolution is led by the pigs whose leader is Napoleon, a boar representing Stalin. Boxer's (the horse) motto says it all: 'Napolean is always right'. ...read more.

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