Provide three reasons why Orwell writes from the "lower" animals' point of view in Animal Farm.

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Revolutions occur when the lower classes finally become frustrated with the system as it exists and they decide to do something about it by rising up against it. This is what happened when the animals took over the farm - they rose up and rebelled against the farmer. Then, after a brief period of socialism and equality, the pigs took over creating a system that was not all that much different from the one that had existed under the farmer's regime. Examining the situation, then, from the lower animal's perspective gives Orwell the chance to fully examine what leads to oppression and why socialism is a good idea in theory but not such a workable concept when put into practice. The animals parallel through their actions the situation in the Soviet Union at the time and act as allegorical representations of major players in the Russian revolution.

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Orwell has a great...

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