Topics: Soviet Union, Russia, Marxism Pages: 1 (347 words) Published: February 20, 2013
* Command Economy is exemplified in the book when the pigs are allowed beer and extra food. In a command economy the higher group that decides on what the people do in Russia was given more benefits. * Animal Farm becoming a republic parallels how Soviet Russia claimed to be a republic. In a true republic people elect officials that make decisions for the country, but in Russia Stalin was the only candidate, therefore there was no real choice. Russia was really a totalitarian government. The government controlled what the people did instead of the other way around. * Moses's being allowed to stay on the farm without working parallels the Soviet ideology that religion is the opiate of the masses and that religion should be used to exploit the days of the working class. * Boxer's broken hoof and appearance changing parallels the war when Germany invaded Russia and killed millions of Russians. Germany hurt the Russian working class because they destroyed their farms and killed the peasants. * Boxer's fall and sending to the horse slaughterer at old age parallels a decline in hard working communist members. It also shows the ruling class's disregard for the working class and how they will use anything to do better for the farm, even if it means killing off their own members in order to prevent them from eating. In the beginning of the book Old Major says that Jones would sell Boxer to the knackers as soon as he wasn't useful. The pigs only took the place of the oppressors instead of making life better for the animals.

* Benjamin tries to rally the animals to save Boxer, but it is already too late. This represents the intellectuals of Soviet Russia that could see what was happening from the start, but didn't do anything until it was too late. * Boxers split hoof shows how damaged the working class is in Russia at the time. * Boxer's disappearance shows how the Russian government is turning on its lower class. * Napoleon becoming the...
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