What are five different current events that relate to Animal Farm?
Animal Farm is run according to one Party rule and turns into a tyranny, meaning that there is only one version of truth. In our country, the United States, there are similar concerns to those in Animal Farm, but they can be looked at through different lenses, depending on where a person is on the political divide.
- Twisting of truth is an important component of the life the animals's experience. In our country, likewise, no matter what side of the political divide you are on, "truthiness" and "fake news" seem to be the order of the day, making it difficult to discern what is really occurring....
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- Chinese Communist Revolution (led by Mao ZeDong)
- Cuban Revolution
- Russian Revolution (especially after during Stalin's regime)
- Haiti Revolution
- overthrowing Khadafi (Libya)
Mainly, the book itself was written as a satire of the aftermath of the Russian Revolution. Napoleon symbolises Joesph Stalin, Old Major symbolises Lenin, Snowball symbolises Trotsky. The treatment the animals receive and the propaganda used by the pigs also closely resembles Stalin's regime.