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Animal Farm is an allegorical novella by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945

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Abuse of Power in George Orwell’s Animal Farm Essay

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As the story of "Animal Farm" progresses, we see that it is allegorically related to both the Russian Revolution and Stalinist Russia.
The Cult of Personality
“If she herself had any picture of the future, it had been of a society of animals set free from hunger and the whip, all equal, each working according to his capacity, the strong protecting the weak...Instead - she did not know why - they had come to a time when no one dared to speak his mind, when fierce, growling dogs roamed everywhere, and when you had to watch your comrades torn to pieces after confessing to shocking crimes," (Orwell).
The Cult of Personality (cont.)
Censorship was supported on the farm
Everyone had to spread positive messages about Napoleon
During the reign of Stalin, everyone had to worship Stalin like a god.

Listenwise - Totalitarianism in George Orwell's 'Animal Farm'

Listenwise - Lesson Plan: Totalitarianism in George Orwell's 'Animal Farm'
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Between 1941 and 1943, Orwell worked on propaganda for the BBC. In 1943, he became literary editor of the Tribune, a weekly left-wing magazine. By now he was a prolific journalist, writing articles, reviews and books.

 

Animal Farm: A Fairy Story by George Orwell (Chapter 2)

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Education, society, etc.
Boxer, one of the horses in the book, often said the quote listed above while Napoleon was in charge of the farm.
“Education was strictly controlled by the state...outside of school, children were to join youth organizations...children were taught how to be a good socialist/communist..." ("Life in USSR under Stalin").
The Great Purges were a series of killings performed by Stalin's Secret Police.
The main goal was to eliminate the people who opposed Stalin's policies.
George Orwell's "Animal Farm" is an allegory for both the Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin.

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