Welcome to The Big Barn
The Big Barn is where all the animals met for meetings. Here at The Big Barn, you can see which things in Animal Farm represented things in Russian History.
Karl Marx had many ideas about the government and economics. His ideas started to become more popular after he died. Old Major also had many ideas about a rebellion and told the other animals. After he died, the animals carried out the rebellion that Old Major talked about.
Old Major, before he died, taught the animals "Beasts of England." Now, the animals use it as a national anthem. "L' Internationale" was Russia's national anthem after the revolution.
Mr. Jones was an alcoholic that treated the animals poorly and never feed them much food. The animals chased him out of the farm and Mr. Jones was never allowed back in. Czar Nicholas II was also overthrown and he and his whole family was killed so no one in his line would raise again to take control.
Moses is a black crow that would tell the animals stories about Sugarcandy Mountain. He said that it was a place where all the animals went after they died and they never had to work. Moses represented a religious background, specially the Russian Orthodox Church.
The Rebellion was when the animals drove away Jones, and the animals took control of the farm. A very similar thing happened with Russian history. The Russian Revolution was when there was a widespread revolt and Czar Nicholas II was executed.
The hoof and horn flag was made after the Rebellion and the animals made the flag to symbolize the future Republic of the Animals. The hammer and sickle represents the industrial workers and farmers.
The farmhouse was, at first, a museum to remind the animals about Jones and the rebellion. Later, it was a home for the pigs and it was the capital of Animal Farm. The Kremlin is the capital for Russia.
Mollie was foolish, very vain, lazy, and self absorbed white mare. She represented the Whites. The Whites were the people that followed Czar Nicholas II.