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In the novel Animal Farm author George Orwell

In the novel Animal Farm author George Orwell uses many real life comparison to his characters one of the most obvious of these is Old Major and his real life counterpart Karl Marx Old Major and Karl Marx both had ideas that could benefit people and both thought that people animals should live freely and under their own rule They were both highly respected leaders in where they lived Old Major so he was always called though the name under which he had been exhibited was Willingdon Beauty was so highly regarded on the farm that everyone was quite ready to lose an hour's sleep in order to hear what he had to say pg 1 And they were both opposed to the higher up power that would oppress their independence and freedom The problem with their ideas for a Utopian Society was that they would have to leave it to other people to run after they die the people that would end up having it would turn out to not be the most honest people Orwell was very displeased with the ideas of the Soviet Society And thus the comparison between all the people in Animal farm and the Soviet Union Old Major's dream was an idealistic view on a Utopian society that could be achieved by overthrowing an oppressive tyrannical regime Same goes for Karl Marx and his communist manifesto urging people to overthrow the government ran by the Tsar Nicholas the Second At the time the Communist manifesto was written Karl Marx was very well known for his knowledge and his philosophies As it says in the book Old Major is highly respected pg 2 by the other animals on the farm In both the communist manifesto and Old major's dream the people animals are suggested to live under their own free will same goes for the animals who was suggested to live freely in his speech in the big barn page 4

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