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Many books these days are written with satire to show the ridiculousness of human actions George Orwells Animal Farm was written to shed light on the absurdity of the Russian Revolution There are many similarities between the two Both had a powerful and forceful leader who thought that he was always right an older role model who led the Revolution with his own dreams in mind and a ruler who was overthrown Orwell wanted to show people how we really have evolved from animals bringing a part of them with us to human life The most significant detail that Orwell included in his book was Napoleon a powerful and forceful leader who seemed to think that he was always right He based this character on Joseph Stalin from Russian history Both ruled fiercely throughout their years in power Stalin ruled by terror after gaining the trust of the Russian people He scared his subjects to death with his many plans for expansion and industrialization trying to change their way of life as they had known it Napoleon started out by being a good leader by caring for the animals well-being He later turned to terror by releasing Jessies nine puppies the enormous fierce dogs that he had trained as his assistants This similarity shows the reader that people can act just as uneducated as animals even with their many years of schooling Stalin allowed no one to oppose his decisions and was responsible for the deaths of millions of Soviet peasants who had opposed his program of collective farming Marrin Napoleon killed the animals who confessed of their ties to Snowball They did not know which was more shocking - the treachery of the animals who had leagued themselves with Snowball or the cruel retribution they had just witnessed Orwell 57 Stalin was not known for taking criticism well or for forgiving an opponent Marrin Napoleon displayed harsh feelings toward Snowball even after he was
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