Why Did George Orwell Write the Book "Animal Farm"?

George Orwell wrote the novella "Animal Farm" to show his dissatisfaction with the results of the Communist Revolution for the average Russian. While Lenin and Trotsky had grandiose visions of creating a utopia in which everyone had an equal share in society, the brutal tactics that Stalin used to cement his hold on power in the Soviet Union turned that dream into a brutal place in which dissidence was not just crushed but destroyed beyond recognition. The allegory at work in "Animal Farm" shows Orwell's opinion of how Stalin turned out not to be any different from the tsarist oppressors who had kept the Russians under their thumbs.

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