Characters, items, and events found in George .
Orwells book, Animal Farm, can be compared to similar .
characters, items, and events found in Marxism and the 1917 .
Russian Revolution. This comparison will be shown by using .
the symbolism that is in the book with similarities found in .
the Russian Revolution. .
Old Major was a prized-boar that belonged to Farmer .
Jones. The fact that Old Major is himself a boar was to .
signify that radical change and revolution are, themselves, .
boring in the eyes of the proletariat (represented by the .
other barnyard animals), who are more prone to worrying .
about work and survival in their everyday life. Old Major .
gave many speeches to the farm animals about hope and the .
future. He is the main animal who got the rebellion started .
even though he died before it actually began. Old Major-s .
role compares to Lenin and Marx whose ideas were to lead to .
the communist revolution. Animal Farm is a criticism of Karl .
Marx, as well as a novel perpetuating his convictions of .
democratic Socialism. (Zwerdling, 20). Lenin became leader .
and teacher of the working class in Russia, and their .
determination to struggle against capitalism. Like Old .
Major, Lenin and Marx wrote essays and gave speeches to the .
working class poor. The working class in Russia, as .
compared with the barnyard animals in Animal Farm, were a .
laboring class of people that received low wages for their .
work. Like the animals in the farm yard, the people is .
Russia thought there would be no oppression in a new society .
because the working class people (or animals) would own all .
the riches and hold all the power. (Golubeva and Gellerstein .
Another character represented in the book is Farmer .
Jones. He represents the symbol of the Czar Nicholas in .
Russia who treated his people like Farmer Jones treated his .
animals. The animal rebellion on the farm was started .
because Farmer Jones was a drunk who never took care .