Allegory used in Animal Farm

Allegory is a figurative mode of representation conveying meaning other than the literal. Allegory communicates its message by means of symbolic figures, actions or symbolic representation. Animal Farm is an allegory for what happened in Russia between the years of about 1917 and 1943.

Characters in Animal Farm

Mr. Jones

Irresponsible owner of Manor farm. Sometimes cruel to his animals and sometimes kind.

Old Major

He has ideas about how it is corrupt for the workers to do all of the work and for the rich to have all of the money. He taught the fundamentals of Animalism. He dies before the revolution


Napoleon was not the most fluent speaker, nor was he as cleaver as his opponent, Snowball. He was cruel, selfish, and corrupt. His ambition was for power. He used his dogs, Moses, and Squealer to control the other animals.


He was idealistic and smart. He was one of the leaders in the revolution and wanted to make a better life. He was chased away and exiled by Napoleon's dogs.


An unbelievable talker. He was very persuasive and manipulative. He lead all of the other animals to believe that what Napoleon said was right. He changes and manipulates the commandments.

People of the Russian Revolution

Czar Nicholas II

A poor leader at best, compared to western kings. Nicholas !! was also sometimes cruel and sometimes kind to his subjects.

Karl Marx

He came up with the idea of communism. He said that the "workers of the world should unite." They should take over the government. He dies before the Russian Revolution.

Joseph Stalin

Stalin was not the most eloquent speaker, nor did he have the education of his opponent, Trotsky. He also had characteristics of being cruel, selfish, and corrupt. Stalin killed those who opposed him and was power hungry. Stalin used the KGB, religion, and propaganda to control his subjects.

Leon Trotsky

He was the other leader of the "October Revolution." Trotsky was a pure communist and followed Marx. He wanted to improve life in Russia. He was chased away by the KGB.


Worked for Stalin to support his image. They used any lie to convince the people to follow Stalin. They benefited from the fact that the education was controlled.

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