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by George Orwell

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How is George Orwell's Animal Farm an example of an allegorical story?

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George Orwell's novella Animal Farm is considered an allegorical tale because all of the characters and events in the story symbolically represent various people, places, and events that correspond to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the early years of the Soviet Union under the leadership of Josef Stalin. Old Major symbolically represents Karl Marx or Vladimir Lenin and the school of thought known as Animalism represents Communism. Snowball represents...

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