Why can it be said that George Orwell based the following characters on the following historical figures?: Old Major - Vladimir Lenin, Napoleon - Joseph Stalin, Snowball - Leon Trotsky
Old Major is shown to be the source of Animalism. He brings the philosophy to the farm and speaks from a theoretical perspective that unifies the farm. His persuasion enables the animals to "buy in." Old Major dies before his vision can take full form. Lenin served much of the same function in the history of the...
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