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How does Animalism represent Communism in the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell?

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owendarrow | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 24, 2007 at 2:51 AM via web

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How does Animalism represent Communism in the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell?

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sagetrieb | College Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted November 1, 2007 at 8:44 PM (Answer #2)

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In its original form, expounded by Old Major, Animalism celebrates equality among all animals with no class distinctions between, say, pigs and horses. This loosely corresponds to Marx’s vision of the collapse of class distinction between the owner of capital and the proletariat. With Animalism, animals will no longer work for humans, and all animals will be equal; with communism, workers will no longer work for capitalists, and all workers will be equal.  And in both cases, the workers will own the means and the products of production, with the state / farm providing for them in old age or sickness.  Of course, Orwell criticizes this idea, arguing in the novel that it does not work because of the propensity in humans for power.

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mehwishkhan | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted March 17, 2010 at 3:44 PM (Answer #3)

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animalisim is a reflection of communisim because they both are same like are people are equal and all animal are equal their shoul be a proper life style and are people are have same life style Russian Revolution: Russian Revolution Leon Trotsky Other leader of “October Revolution” Pure communist, followed Marx Wanted to improve life for all in Russia Chased away by Lenin’s KGB (secret police)

Animal Farm : Animal Farm Napoleon Not a good speaker, not as clever as Snowball Cruel, brutal, selfish, devious, corrupt His ambition is for power, killed opponents Used dog, Moses, and Squealer to control the animals

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