What similarities are there between the Russian Revolution of 1917 and Animal Farm the book?

Research the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its origins. What similarities do you see between it and the events in Animal Farm?? Are the major characters in each of the revolution alike? Why or why not?

2 Comments to “What similarities are there between the Russian Revolution of 1917 and Animal Farm the book?”

  • Naty

    There are MANY similarities. I won’t list them all, as there are too many. But basically, Animal Farm was written ABOUT the Russian Revolution. They are guided by a philosophy, overthrow the leader, form an idealistic government, then get corrupted. There’s so much more than this, but read the sparknote for animal farm. Under characters, they have all the symbolism.

    http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/animalfarm/

  • augie6_1

    It is an allegory for the Russian Revolution. Here is a link to to Shmoop’s analysis of the similarities.

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