The Pig In Animal Farm
The Pig in Animal Farm
The pigs in Animal Farm represent the heads of the Communist Party during the
Cold War Era. The pigs rise to power mirrors the rise of the Communist Party. Throughout the course of the novel, the pigs grow from being equal with the other animals to become overbearing, oppressive, sadistical tyrants.
As the novel begins, the pig Old Major shares with all the other animals on the Manor Farm his dreams of the perfect animal society and of someday being free of the chains of slavery. After Old Major dies, his dream of an animal rebellion against man becomes a reality. Three pigs Napoleon, Snowball, and Squealer gather all of Old Majors ideas and create Animalism. The pigs take the lead control at first due to the fact the Major was a pig and that “pigs, were manifestly cleverer than the other animals…?(62) and ? should decide all questions of farm policy…?(62) Is seems as though if not for the pigs taking control perhaps that Animal Farm would remain a dream. The pigs start off with good intentions, but always stand apart and have more power than the other animals.
The first year or so after
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