What does 'Animal Farm' tell us about George Orwell's attitude to Communism under Stalin?

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What does ‘Animal Farm’ tell us about George Orwell’s attitude to Communism under Stalin?

‘Animal Farm’ is a novel written by George Orwell in the 1940’s. In ‘Animal Farm’, Major, is an old white boar, who represents Carl Marx. Napoleon, who is a younger pig, represents the Russian dictator Stalin. Other animals represent the common people of Russia. ‘Animal Farm is a political allegory; this means that there is a surface story and another story underneath. This political allegory tells the story of Communism in Russia under Stalin through the story of the animals on the farm. The story is about how the animals get rid of the farmer because they think he has too much power over them, just as the Russians did with their ruler, the Tsar. When Major dies there is a fight for the top spot between the pigs. Napoleon is the most respected and is voted by the rest of the animals to be not a ruler, but a leader.

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Animalism is supposed to be an ideal; commandments were made up to tell the animals what to do and what not to do. Animal farm should be a farm with freedom. There are quotes from ‘Beasts of England’ like ‘and the fruitful fields of England shall be trod by beasts alone.’

There should also be equality meaning that all the animals will get the same amount of food, they should also have to do the same amount of work and they should be able to sleep for the same length. ‘This single farm of ours would support twelve horses, twenty ...

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