Animal Farm Questions and Answers
by George Orwell

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In Animal Farm, how do Snowball, Major, and Napoleon represent Stalin, Lenin and Trotsky?

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Snowball is the organizing force behind the beginnings of Animal Farm. He arranges the committees, assists with the development and explanation of Animalism, and is in charge of planning the military strategy to defend the farm against Jones and the invading humans. Snowball represented Trotsky, an originator of the Russian Revolution who was driven out of Russia and into exile.

Squealer is the fast-talker of the pigs, the one who publicizes all the propaganda used to rationalize the changes in conditions and in the treatments of different animals that occur as time goes by.

You do not imagine, I hope, that we pigs...

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