• Old Major - Vladmir Lynch Lenin


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Background Information

Old Major
Vladimir Lenin
  • Considered to be the father of "Animalism"
  • Born on April 22, 1870(1870-04-22)
  • Serves as the source of ideals that the animals uphold after the other pigs betrayal
  • Served in office from December 30, 1922 – January 21, 1924
  • Creates false brotherhood to gain support from other farm animals
  • Education was his primary goal as a young student
  • Wanted a fair and equal society for the Animal Farm
  • In 1919, Lenin's premier goal was to turn antisemitism into hate towards capitalists
  • Dies in his sleep three nights after giving his speech
  • Died on January 21, 1924

A Complete Biography of Vladimir Lenin- http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/RUSlenin.htm


Direct Parallels

Old Major
Vladimir Lenin
  • Orwell expreeses through Old Major's speech that there is no way to escape the grasp of capatilism
  • Lenin's main platform was a non capatilistic soceity for Soviet Russia
  • Main leader of the Animal Farm Revolution
  • A Main leader of the Russian Revolution
  • During Old Major's speech in the barn, aswell as when they start singing "Beasts of England", Mr. Jones fires a shot into the barn.
  • This could possibly symbolize a failed assasination attempt on Lenin in 1918
  • Old Major's bone structure and the way his body was dispayed after he died. (Buried at the "Foot of the Orchard" with a full body display). They keep his head to pay homage to how the rebellion started.
  • A similar description of Lenin's remains that were displayed to the public. Lenins full body was shown with his head embalmed. (Images shown below).
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Vladimir Lenin being buried in Moscow, Russia
The embalmed head of Vladimir Lenin
The embalmed head of Vladimir Lenin
Bibliography
Brenan, J. (1999, August 5). Novel guides: animal farm. Retrieved from

http://www.novelguide.com/animalfarm/characterprofiles.html

Lamont, G. (2007, January 6). Animal farm - comparison of characters to the russian revolution .

Retrieved from http://barney.gonzaga.edu/~sbennet3/mead/lessonplans/animalfarm.htm

Smule, J. (2001, September 1). Vladimir lenin: a biography. Retrieved from

http://www.essortment.com/all/biographyvladim_myd.htm