Snowball: Orwell describes Snowball as a pig very similar to Napoleon at least in the early stages. Also Napoleon, who had not fought at all, takes a medal. He is a hard-nosed individual who is known for his frequent legal troubles and demanding business style. But Napoleon the pig more directly represents Stalin in his constantly changing policies and actions, his secret activities, his intentional deception and manipulation of the populace, and his use of fear tactics and atrocities. The animals hated Moses because he told tales and did no work, but some of them believed in Sugarcandy Mountain, and the pigs had to argue very hard to persuade them that there was no such place.
Read an Old Major - The prize-winning boar whose vision of a socialist utopia serves as the inspiration for the Rebellion. GradeSaver, 31 May 2008 Web. This shows again that she has not changed since the rebellion. During this time Napoleon deepens the relations with the neighbouring farm, and one day Napoleon even invites the owners of this farm for an inspection. Sugarcandy Mountain and Moses represent religion.
He knows that nobody else would feed him for doing nothing. He is described as rather unchanged since the rebellion. Under his reign, the Soviets actively persecuted religion and religious authorities. Orwell says that at one time Jones was actually a decent master to his animals. Through a series of plans, both the governments of Animal Farm and the Soviet Union turn corrupt, treating their followers poorly and brutally. When the revolutionists defeated the Russian Provisional Government, the leaders established the Soviet Union and created a communist government, stating that all that were with the Union were equal.
None of you has ever seen a dead donkey. She represents the petit bourgeoisie that fled from Russia a few years after the Russian Revolution. The statement that Squealer can turn black into white was intended to refer to Pravda's ability to turn lies into truth. Napoleon, the pig, is really the central character on the farm. I'm not so sure who the cat represents either. The dogs drive Snowball from the farm, and Napoleon explains that Snowball was in fact co-operating with Mr Jones.
Benjamin is the only animal who doesn't seem to have expected anything positive from the revolution. Stalin tried to best to remove religion from daily life because he felt that it threatened his power. This shows how distant and out-of-touch they really were; the ideals Old Major proclaimed seemed to not even have been considered when they were establishing their new government after the successful revolt. Orwell believed that although socialism is good as an ideal, it can never be successfully adopted due the to uncontrollable sins of human nature. Napoleon awards special privileges to the pigs and especially to himself. Napolean - Napolean is also one if the new pigs in the farm after the Old Major's death.
Stalin declared that religion was obsolete; he wanted to replace religion with science and reason. But the pigs ensure them that there never has been such a resolution, and that this was an evil lie of Snowball. Snowball and Boxer receive medals of honour for defending the farm so bravely. It was noticed that they wagged their tails to him in the same way as the other dogs had been used to do to Mr Jones. Obviously a metaphor for Stalin, Comrade Napoleon represents the human frailties of any revolution. Unfortunately for the other animals, Muriel is not charismatic or inspired enough to take action and oppose Napoleon and his pigs.
But still he is taken for granted by the pigs, who send him away in a glue truck. He is portrayed as a very untrustworthy neighbour. Napoleon is big, and although he isn't a good speaker, he can assert himself. He represents the kind of corrupt and fatally flawed government that results in discontent and revolution among the populace. Napoleon: Napoleon is Orwell's chief villain in Animal Farm.
He's also the only character who doesn't listen to Old Major's speech of rebellion. The windmill represents the massive infrastructure constructions projects and modernization initiatives that Soviet leaders instituted immediately after the Russian Revolution. Some of that Old Time Religion Stories about an awesome place you go after you die, exemption from work, and contempt from the leaders—sound familiar? Trotsky too, was exiled, not from the farm, but to Mexico, where he spoke out against Stalin. The whips represent the type of regime that has taken over on the farm: a authoritarianism. He represents the propaganda machine of a totalitarian government.