Animal Farm By George Orwell..?

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whats the historical context of animal farm by george orwell ??

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  • 1 decade ago
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    its to do with communism how the communists in Russia got rid of a dictarship saying that it was for the people and then it became a dictatership itself... take the pigs in the book to be the commies

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  • Debra
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    4 years ago

    Umm, I thought the point of the story was that the animals looked more like the farmers who were the antagonist, in this book? From the climax of the story? ''The pigs and farmers return to their amiable card game, and the other animals creep away from the window. Soon the sounds of a quarrel draw them back to listen. Napoleon and Pilkington have played the ace of spades simultaneously, and each accuses the other of cheating. The animals, watching through the window, realize with a start that, as they look around the room of the farmhouse, they can no longer distinguish which of the cardplayers are pigs and which are human beings. Throughout the novella, Orwell has told his fable from the animals’ point of view. In this chapter, we see clearly the dramatic power achieved by this narrative strategy. The animals remain naively hopeful up until the very end. Although they realize that the republic foretold by Old Major has yet to come to fruition, they stalwartly insist that it will come “[s]ome day.” These assertions charge the final events of the story with an intense irony. For although Orwell has used foreshadowing and subtle hints to make us more suspicious than the animals of the pigs’ motives, these statements of ingenuous faith in Animal Farm on the part of the common animals occur just before the final scene. This gap between the animals’ optimism and the harsh reality of the pigs’ totalitarian rule creates a sense of dramatic contrast. Although the descent into tyranny has been gradual, Orwell provides us with a restatement of the original ideals only moments before the full revelation of their betrayal.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The rise of Communism in the Soviet Union. There's an allegorical connection between Communism and just about every character in the book, but the pigs are the most obvious: Old Major is analogous to Lenin; Napoleon to Stalin; and Snowball to Trotsky.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It was a parallel to the soviet union at the time when Lenin, then Stalin went into power. Just like his book 1984 was a good description of the U.S. now.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The cold war. It was basically a parallel of the Soviet Union at the time.

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  • 1 decade ago

    the takeover of Josef Stalin in Russia

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  • 1 decade ago

    how about you read the book and do a little research on it! it's not that hard to read a book less than 100 pages

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  • 1 decade ago

    Read Cliff notes.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Generally it is considered to be about the time of the Great Depression.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    read the damn book!

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