Animal Farm Study Guides

  • Animal Farm

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    Animal Farm is a novel about farm animals who rebel against their farmer and start a sovereign and egalitarian "Animal Farm" led by the pigs Snowball and Napoleon. As time goes on, the pigs become more corrupt, Snowball becomes the scapegoat of the windmill's destruction, and Napoleon begins to rule through terror. Eventually the pigs become indistinguishable from the humans. The novel is an allegory for the 1917 communist revolution in Russia, the rise of the Soviet state in the 1920s and the Stalinist terror of the 1930s.