Animal Farm Russian Revolution Comparison chart

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By: ipridgen (37 month(s) ago)

This is awesome! Would really love to use this ppt with my self-contained sophomore English class and my co-taught sophomore English to increase understanding of the content, symbolism, and satire of literature. Would I be allowed to use this ppt in the upcoming 15-16 school year?

By: leb101 (89 month(s) ago)

good stuff

By: nomarg3 (89 month(s) ago)

I will be using animal farm in a revolution unit can i download your powerpoint. it would save me a lot of time

By: jrich (89 month(s) ago)

May I download this presentation? It is a great comparison to the Russian Revolution.

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Animal Farm VS.: 

Animal Farm VS. Russian Revolution

Animal Farm: 

Animal Farm Mr. Jones Irresponsible to his animals (lets them starve) Sometimes cruel-beats them with whip Sometimes kind –mixes milk in animal mash

Russian Revolution: 

Russian Revolution Czar Nicholas II a poor leader at best, compared to western kings Cruel – sometimes brutal with opponents Sometimes kind – hired students as spies to make money

Animal Farm: 

Animal Farm Old Major Taught Animalism Workers do the work, rich keep the money, animals revolt Dies before the Revolution takes place

Russian Revolution: 

Russian Revolution Karl Marx Invented Communism “workers of the world unite”, take over the government Dies before the Russian Revolution

Animal Farm: 

Animal Farm Animalism No owners, no rich, but no poor Workers get a better life, all animals are equal Everyone owns the farm

Russian Revolution: 

Russian Revolution Communism Same All people are equal Government owns everything, people own the government

Animal Farm: 

Animal Farm Snowball Young, smart, good speaker, idealistic Really wants to make life better for all One of the leaders of the Revolution Chased away into exile by Napolean’s dogs

Russian Revolution: 

Russian Revolution Leon Trotsky Other leader of “October Revolution” Pure communist, followed Marx Wanted to improve life for all in Russia Chased away by Lenin’s KGB (secret police)

Animal Farm : 

Animal Farm Napoleon Not a good speaker, not as clever as Snowball Cruel, brutal, selfish, devious, corrupt His ambition is for power, killed opponents Used dog, Moses, and Squealer to control the animals

Russian Revolution: 

Russian Revolution Joseph Stalin Not a good speaker, not educated like Trotsky Same as Napoleon, didn’t follow Marx’s ideas Cared for power, killed all that opposed him Used KGB, allowed church, propagandized

Animal Farm: 

Animal Farm Squealer Big mouth, talks a lot Convinces the animals to believe and follow Napoleon Changes and manipulates the commandments

Russian Revolution: 

Russian Revolution Propaganda department of Lenin’s gov’t. Worked for Stalin to support his image Used any lie to convince the people to follow Stalin Benefited from the fact that education was controlled

Animal Farm: 

Animal Farm The Dogs A private army that used fear to force animals to work Killed or intimidated any opponent of Napoleon Another part of Napoleon’s strategy to control the animals

Russian Revolution: 

Russian Revolution KGB – Secret Police Not really police, but forced support for Stalin Used force, often killed entire families for disobedience Totally loyal, part of Lenin’s power, even over army

Moses the Raven: 

Moses the Raven Tells the animals about SugarCandy Mountain – Heaven Animals can go there if they work hard Snowball and Major were against him They thought Heaven was a lie to make animals work Napoleon let him stay because he taught animals to work and not complain


Religion Marx said religion is an “Opiate of the people.” ( a lie ) It is used to make people not complain and do their work Stalin knew religion would stop violent revolution


Mollie Was vain – loved her beauty and herself Didn’t think about the animal farm Went with anyone who gave her what she wanted

Vain, selfish people in Russian and in the World: 

Vain, selfish people in Russian and in the World Some people didn’t care about revolution Only thought about themselves Went to other countries that offered more for them


Boxer Strong, hard working horse, believes in Animal Farm “Napoleon is always right” “I must work harder” Gives his all, is betrayed by Napoleon who sells him

Dedicated, but tricked communist supporters: 

Dedicated, but tricked communist supporters People believed Stalin because he was “Communist” Many stayed loyal after if was obvious that Stalin was a tyrant Betrayed by Stalin who ignored and killed them


Benjamin Old, wise donkey who is suspicious of revolution Thinks “nothing ever changes”, (he is right) His suspicions are true about Boxer and about the sign changes (Commandments)

Skeptical people in Russia and outside World: 

Skeptical people in Russia and outside World Weren’t sure revolution would change anything Realized that a crazy leader can call himself a communist Knew that communism wouldn’t work with power hungry leaders

Overall details about revolution: 

Overall details about revolution It was supposed to make life better for all Life was worse at the end The leaders became the same as, or worse than the farmers (humans) they rebelled against

Overall details of the Russian Revolution: 

Overall details of the Russian Revolution Supposed to fix problems that existed under Czarist rule Life was even worse long after the revolution Stalin made the Czar look like a nice guy

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