Question by Joey G: I am so confused! Is Animal Farm an allegory of the Russian Revolution or Stalin’s rise to power?
My English teacher said that it was an allegory of the Russian Revolution, but I thought it was an allegory of Stalin’s rise to power (Napoleon rose to power). And didn’t the Russian Revolution take place before Stalin rose to power?
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Answer by Desiree
I think both because the animals having a meeting and coming up with “Four legs good; two legs bad” could be an analogy for the Marxist Revolution. Then when Napoleon the pig rose to power and corrupted the system the animals had made, this could an analogy for Starlin rising to power and corrupting Russia. But the whole story was meant to put communism in a negative light because Orwell was paranoid about communism taking over the West.
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