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In "Animal Farm," who or what does Moses represent and why might Napoleon...

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g0rsky | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 12, 2008 at 11:57 AM via web

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In "Animal Farm," who or what does Moses represent and why might Napoleon have brought him back in Chapter 9? 

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clane | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted March 12, 2008 at 12:02 PM (Answer #1)

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Animal Farm is an allegory of the Bolshevik revolution. Moses represents the Russian Orthodox Church (he might also represent Rasputin). Napoleon represents Joseph Stalin. Toward the end of Stalin's reign he needed the church on his side in an effort to try and hold onto his power. Napoleon allowed Moses to return because he was telling the animals about Sugar Candy Mountain, a place like heaven for animals. The pigs tell the animals that he's wrong, yet they pay him in beer to stay. They want the old and weak animals to go quietly when it's their time to go.

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jonesmay | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 5, 2009 at 8:12 PM (Answer #3)

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moses ir representing george orwells views on religion. he spread all these ideas to the animals and neighbouring farm, he also uses propaganda. just like how churches use propaganda

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