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Writers often use social criticism in their books to show corruptness or weak points of a group in society One way of doing this is allegory which is a story in which figures and actions are symbols of general truths George Orwell is an example of an author who uses allegory to show a social criticism effectively As in his novel Animal Farm Orwell makes a parody of Soviet Communism as demonstrated by Animal Farms brutal totalitarian rule manipulated and exploited working class and the pigs evolution into the capitalists they initially opposed Totalitarianism is a political regime based on subordination of the individual to the state and strict control of all aspects of life It was used by Stalin and the Bolsheviks in Russia during the 1920s and 30s and is parodied in Animal Farm by Napoleon the almighty leader and his fellow pigs and their ridiculous propaganda and rigorous rule In the book Napoleon is deified and made superior to all other animals on the farm for example he is called emperor or leader while everyone else was referred to as a comrade and all the pigs were given higher authority then the rest of the animals An inequality between the pigs and rest of the farm was that the pigs lived in the farm house while the other majority had to sleep in pastures A certain pig Squealer who could turn black into white was in charge of propaganda and he would often change the commandments of the farm so that they would fit the actions of Napoleon or the upper class of the farm which was supposedly classless For example at one time a commandment read No animal shall drink alcoholP 75 but soon after Napoleon drank an abundance and almost died the commandment was changed to No animal shall drink to excess which made it seem as though Napoleon was within the rules Another instance where Napoleon showed severe rule
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