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Animal Farm by George Orwell is a political fable about farm animals that go through a revolution which forms into a political power struggle dictatorship and eventually into betrayal This is a defined reflection of truth and reality and how human nature eventually takes over resulting in the worlds history repeating itself Whatever goes upon two legs in an enemy Whatever goes on four legs or has wings is a friend And remember also in fighting against Man we must not come to resemble him Even when you have conquered him do not adopt his vices No animal must ever live in a house or sleep in a bed or drink alcohol or smoke tobacco or touch money or engage in trade All habits of man are evil And above all no animal must tyrannise over his own kind Weak or strong clever or simple we are all brothers No animals must ever kill any other animal All animals are equal from page 6 chapter 1 These are the words of Old Major and what the animals expected from the rebellion but instead it twisted into dictatorship and betrayal The repeating of the worlds history is a known fact with countless revolutions such as the French and Russian revolutions beginning as a democracy but gradually developing into dictatorship resulting in the same cycles as seen in Animal Farm In Animal farms introduction it is said the book is in fact based and sequenced on the Russian Revolution The animals overthrow Mr Jones who represents the Czars but later on as Napoleon takes up the dictatorship he adapts most of Mr Jones principles and his harsh mistreatment to the animals The power eventually corrupts Napoleon making him turn on his fellow animals eliminating his rival Snowball through bloodshed and propaganda in order to maintain his dictatorship This is a reflection to Stalin who murdered many of his own people in order to uphold his dictatorship
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