In Animal Farm, written by George Orwell, what was society's role in creating the conflict? How could the conflict have been reduced?According to what I have read, I feel that the conflict of the...

In Animal Farm, written by George Orwell, what was society's role in creating the conflict? How could the conflict have been reduced?

According to what I have read, I feel that the conflict of the novel exists between the political idealogies of Marxist Socialism and Russian Communism.

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Society's role in the conflict is represented by the animals and their reactions to the new leadership. There will always be those who want to lead, those who want to help the leaders, those who want to stay out of it, and those who will simply follow whatever the flock is doing. On the other hand, there will always be those like Snowball (who represents Trotsky in the Russian Revolution) who will rise up to lead against bad leaders and be taken out. The donkey is the most interesting because he knows what's going on, he's smart enough to stand up against Napoleon, but he does nothing. Many people in society could do something to stop bad leaders from taking over, but they would rather keep to themselves and stay out of the political drama. And yes,Animal Farmdoes consider Marxist socialism because that is what Trotsky (Snowball) supported for the benefit of everyone. But Lenin (Napoleon) let power get to his head and he got greedy and violent to support his selfish desires; and, that led to the Russian Communism that the twentiety century knew and feared.

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