Animal Farm Research Paper
The book Animal Farm is just one of many novels that George Orwell wrote, and it is likely to be the most controversial. It is about animals that try to defeat an unruly tyrant by the name of Mr. Jones. The overworked, mistreated animals’ goal is to bring down Jones and take over the farm for themselves. The book is actually a story based loosely on the events that happened during the Russian Revolution. Topics such as communism, propaganda, and Marxism are used in the book. Animal Farm is said to be a satire because it is an attack on the Stalinist Russia. The animals in the book all represent different people, groups, or concepts that had an active part in the Russian Revolution. In Animal Farm, the character Mr. Jones most closely represents Czar Nicholas II. Czar Nicholas II, born in the month of May, 1868, was the eldest son of King Alexander III (Nicholas II). When his father died, Nicholas became the emperor of Russia (First World War). He married the princess Alexandra of Hess-Darmstadt (About). His wife Alexandra introduced him to Grigory Rasputin, who would soon become responsible for most of the events that led to the Czars execution (Nicholas II). The Russian people were strongly against the idea of invading countries such as Constantinople, Manchuria, and Korea (Nicholas II). Even after the Japanese attacked Russia, the people didn’t want to engage in war (Nicholas II). Nicholas’ armies were unprepared and poorly trained, and in addition to that, he took personal control over them when they decided to fight (Nicholas II). This resulted in many war losses and was greatly embarrassing for Nicholas. Soon after events such as losing the war and strikes, the people of Russia finally had the Czar removed from the emperor position and executed (First World War). The first connection easily noticed between Jones and Nicholas is that he is not a very strong leader. One quote states “Mr. Jones, of Manor Farm,
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