Booker’s Take on Animal Farm (1946) Pg 206 – 208

pg 206. The most direct target of Orwell satire is the descent of the Utopian hopes of the Bolshevik Revolution into the tyranny of Stalinism, making the book a sort of look back at the vents warned against in Zamyatin’s dystopian classic.

pg 207 = Its depiction of Stalin as a drunken pig who betrays Lenin’s revolution, scapegoats Trotsky to cover his own perfidy, Fraternizes with the enemies of Communism, and becomes himself a reincarnation of the tsars is striking.



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