A Comparison of Animal Farm and The Pearl

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The two books, Animal Farm, and The Pearl, consist of many different things. One book tells how an entire farm of animals can talk and think like human beings. It also tells you how they become the equivalent of the russian government by trying to take over the farm. The other story ,however, is about a poor man and his family trying to make ends meat with a small fishing job which pays off for him eventually when he finds a giant pearl. What do these two books have in common with each other? Power, wealth, and greed. In the book Animal Farm, we find the main character, Napoleon, as a young boar with ambition and a chance to win the struggle of leadership of his pears and enemies. In the story a leader or leaders must be found to represent the animals. Because the pigs are believed to be the most intelligent of the animals they are chosen to lead. As the book goes on you start to notice a change in Napoleon's behavior. He starts to betray his fellow animals and allie with the humans. Being that the others look up to him so much, they do not really notice this. Because he is in such a hunger for power and wealth he doesn't want to share it. This is why he has his own partner, Snowball, banned from the farm. This not only gave him more power but it also ensured him the support of the other animals. They believed that he was trying to save them from being exposed by a spy (Snowball) when the real spy was in fact Napoleon . In the story The Pearl, a man and his family who were extremely poor are barely surviving with what they have. Keno, the man, had a job as a fisherman. He used his most prized possession which was his boat. At the job one day he finds a giant pearl which to him is worth a lot of money. Things start to look up for Keno and his family. This pearl becomes a part of Keno and he will protect it at any cost. As the story goes on Keno begins to change. He starts to revolve his whole life around this pearl. He begins to change from a poor but proud family man into a greed and power driven psycho with a pearl. The question that still stands is "What do theses two characters have in common?

In this essay, the author

  • Describes the similarities between these two characters.
  • Compares the two books, animal farm and the pearl, describing how an entire farm of animals can talk and think like humans, and how they become the equivalent of the russian government.
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