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Animal Farm a novel written by Eric Blains pen name George Orwell and published in 1945 is a masterpiece that brilliantly satires the Russian Revolution and the corruption that power inflicts in leaders The animals in Manor Farm inspired by a veteran boar named Old Major decide to overthrow its human leaders and run the farm themselves After a successful coup which they call the Rebellion the animals take over the farm and start running it on their own Their first order of action is to change the farms name to Animal Farm Slowly the pigs appointed as leaders start feeling the intense power that they have in their hands and metamorphose into humans vicious cruel and corrupt Just like the pigs symbolize the Communist leaders all the animals in George Orwells novel symbolize a person or a group of people during Stalinist Russia For example Boxer the hard-working carthorse symbolizes the proletariat overworked underpaid and always kept under strict control Another one of these animals is Muriel an average-looking character that although not very prominent along the action in the novel contributes a great deal of depth to the plot This character is a simple-looking calm white goat that can be considered as an average farm animal never standing out above the rest yet never lagging behind A typical worker Muriel completes her tasks without complaining nevertheless seldom works more than she has to She simply accomplishes her errands without protesting Muriel unfortunately dies without retiring something that the animals were promised among the essential principles of Animalism the new system of government similar to Communism that was established after the human leaders were overthrown Although Muriel follows her schedule methodically without any shifts the only thing that she does outside her assigned obligations is read the Commandments to the stout motherly mare Clover who notices that they have been altered but yet does not exactly know how since she is unable to read
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