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In Animal Farm, George Orwell gives a very expressive and accurate description of what happened in Russia after Czar Nicholas II was forced to surrender. The story being an allegory Orwell uses animals to represent people and events that happened in Russian from 1917-1939. Mr. Jones represents Czar Nicholas II, they both lost control over what they administered, Mr. Jones controlled Manor Farm, and Czar controlled Russia. Animal Farm as well as Russia needed new leaders; in Animal Farm the pigs were the ones to stand up; in Russia, Lenin, Stalin, and Trotsky stood up. Orwell chose to represent three famous Russian leaders with three pigs--snowball, Napoleon, and Squealer--in order to show us that power can corrupt us, the story being an allegory he chose the pigs, the smartest animal on Animal Farm. Since Old Major was dead and Jones was gone, the Animals, ironically, needed a leader to be in charge of the new Animal Farm, where they were all free and equal. Pigs were considered the most intelligent; Snowball and Napoleon were the most distinguished among them. The pigs become corrupted by power, Napoleon wants the farm to be governed by pigs, and that they should be the only ones to have a say. On the other hand, Snowball thinks that everyone should have an opinion, and that they shall have meetings to discuss new plans with all the animals. Snowball and Napoleon constantly argued; Napoleon was already hungry for power and soon after the Rebellion, had plans of getting rid of his opponent (Snowball). Trotsky and Stalin fought for power, but Stalin eventually eliminated Trotsky, having him expelled from Russia. In the same manner, Napoleon directed the dogs he had raised to attack Snowball. Thus, he had eliminated his only rival and was free to control the farm, and he has Snowball expelled for the farm. Upon the expulsion of Snowball, Napoleon’s first decision was to cancel the Sunday Morning Meetings. “They were unnecessary”, he said, and “wasted...
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