Animal Farm


George Orwell

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Character Names

As Orwell wrote Animal Farm as an allegory—a symbolic representation of real events—many characters and events in the novel symbolize individuals or groups in the Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union. Some of the characters…

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The Windmill

The windmill represents the massive infrastructure construction projects and modernization initiatives that Soviet leaders instituted immediately after the Russian Revolution, specifically Joseph Stalin’s Five-Year Plans. The way that the animals go hungry in order to…

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