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The purpose of a revolution as history has shown is to fight some sort of politicalor social injustice suffered by a group of the general public Typically a minority of thepopulation in search of a better lifestyle fights back against the oppression they havebeen forced to endure History is full of countless examples of this Two such notablerevolutions are the French and Russian movements though they occurred at completelydifferent time periods they share common similarities Many times in the course of arevolution the initial goals of the revolting group are enjoyed and for a short period oftime a general sense of accomplishment is felt by the induction of new ideas However asseen in the French and Russian revolutions the leadership that was so strongly opposed isreturned to power with little change noted on the surface Author George Orwell in his recent novel Animal Farm writes a very effectivepolitical allegory of not only the Russian Revolution but of movements of the samenature So transparent are the obvious links to the revolution that it took the acclaimedauthor several publisher rejections including his own to finally find one who wouldpublish his book Included in the reasons for rejection were the fear of the impact onwartime needs and policies and the opinion that Orwells satirical view was to stronggiven the present political climate None the less the novel was published by FredericWarburg and rightfully so as the tale of the Animal Farm is written to almost perfectionand has been called by many one of the best written books of our timeThe Russian revolution is one of the only revolutions in history that can becompared to the French revolution in size and outcome Orwells impression of such amovement seems to be clouded by his negative interpretation of the actions of those inpower Animal Farms use of satirical attacks on the revolution and its key players is aperfect depiction of Orwells and those outside of Russia especially in Britain viewOrwells story
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