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by George Orwell

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How does the social criticism in Animal Farm act as a tool for improving society?

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George Orwell is known for using allegory to create social criticism. In the case of Animal Farm, he creates a lampooning caricature of Soviet Communism by representing famous political figures and the population of Russia with animals. Stalin himself is represented by Napoleon, a pig that functions as a brutal authoritarian for the rest of the animals. He and the other pigs eventually become indistinguishable from humans, becoming the very enemy that they set out to abolish on the farm.

Orwell covered the Spanish Civil War and lived during the rise of the Soviet Union. Based on what he saw, he developed an intense hatred for totalitarianism in its many...

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