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Animalism Vs Marxism Characters items and events found in George Orwellsbook Animal Farm can be compared to similar characters items and events found in Marxism and the1917 Russian Revolution This comparison will be shown by using the symbolism that isin the book with similarities found in the Russian Revolution Old Major was a prized-boar that belonged to Farmer JonesThe fact that Old Major is himself a boar was to signify that radical change and revolutionare themselves boring in the eyes of the proletariat represented by the other barnyardanimals who are more prone to worrying about work and survival in their everyday life OldMajor gave many speeches to the farm animals about hope and the future He is the mainanimal who got the rebellion started even though he died before it actually began OldMajors role compares to Lenin and Marx whose ideas were to lead to the communist revolutionAnimal Farm is a criticism of Karl Marx as well as a novel perpetuatinghis convictions of democratic Socialism Zwerdling 20 Lenin became leader and teacher ofthe working class in Russia and their determination to struggle against capitalismLike Old Major Lenin and Marx wrote essays and gave speeches to the working class poorThe working class in Russia as compared with the barnyard animals in Animal Farm werea laboring class of people that received low wages for their work Like the animalsin the farm yard the people is Russia thought there would be no oppression in a new societybecause the working class people or animals would own all the riches and hold all thepower Golubeva and Gellerstein 168 Another character represented in the book is Farmer JonesHe represents the symbol of the Czar Nicholas in Russia who treated his people like Farmer Jones treatedhis animals The animal rebellion on the farm was started because Farmer Jones was a drunkwho never took care of the animals and who came home one night left the gate open and the animalsrebelled Czar
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