In Chapter One and Two of Animal Farm, byGeorge Orwell, the readers are introduced to an allure interestingcharacters with creative and static personalities that make the first segmentof this book a bombastic view on how the Bolshevik Revolution was portrayed.The plot of this book seems to be very familiar to the events of the Bolshevik Revolution,which took place March 8, 1917. Its characters also seem to bear a similarityto leaders and ideas during that era. One who I find familiar and interestingis Old Major, a farm pig and well respected among the animals of the far. OldMajor informs the animals that they have been mistreated.
He also produced theidea of a revolt to the animals in hopes that they followed when he dies. OldMajors characteristics such as anger and wisdom and his will to implant a newway of living to the animals reminds me of Karl Marx, German philosopher andrevolutionary socialist. When Marx published The Communist Manifesto and DasKapital it was like the way Old Major gathered the animals and gave them aspeech on their situation. After Major died his Ideas were remembered andenforced by three pigs Napoleon, Snowball, Squealer. These three representleaders during the Bolsheviks revolution who followed under Karl Marx’s idea ofcommunism after he died. Another interesting character is Mr.
Jones, the farmer of the manor farm, he indeed does treat the animals bad and comeshome often drunk. Mr. Jones shares many similarities to Tsar Nicolas II, formerlast Emperor of Russia ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdicationon March 15 ,1917. Tsar would treat his underlings bad and not care for hiscountry. In Conclusion, Chapter 1 and 2 produced alot of interesting characters that represent a lot of ideas during thecommunist era.
I hope as I continue too read “Animal Farm” the readers areintroduced to more.