Animal Farm Comparison Essay

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Animal Farm and Lord of The Flies, despite the different themes and story lines, show the same meanings. Orwell's story talks about a farmyard dictator and the harsh conditions for the animals living in the farm. It is similar to a life or death situation for a group of boys, who must govern themselves, presented in Lord of the Flies. These books have similar themes. They both focus on government, and how the people put into power control the outcome of their followers. They show that our world is controlled by people who have both the physical and mental strength to do whatever it take to get what they want. These people have instincts that take them closer towards a safer life. The leader of the animals in Animal Farm is Napoleon, a pig. He does not start out as their leader, but he does take control when the original leader, Old Major, is killed. Napoleon believed that the other animals were only pawns. An example of Napoleon's harsh rule is a scene, after the death of Snowball where Napoleon calls a meeting and starts to state crimes committed by the animals. He then has the animals slaughtered on the spot. "And so the tale of confessions and slaughters continued until there was a pile of corpses laying before Napoleons feet and the air was heavy with the smell of blood." This quote shows how cruel and power hungry Napoleon really was. In Lord of the Flies, the leader, Ralph, is a much more relaxed person. Although he has the intensions of a villain in the story. His means of being bad are subtle, and sometimes even accidental. For example, in one scene, a ship passes the island, but Jack has let the fire die out. Ralph continues to disrespect Jack in front of the rest of the crew saying, "I was chief; and you wer... ... middle of paper ... ...themselves all in surroundings that they are not only unused to, but unsafe in. Because of the nature of their predicament, this made the lost boys even more dangerous to themselves. Once all the boys had adapted to their new surroundings, they had been severely mentally and physically hardened. They had all been forced to grow up, and fast. In conclusion, I have drawn that the two books have great similarities but also great differences. Animal farm is a typical representation of human behaviour. But Orwell describes it as a fairy tale by using characters that are animals. Lord of the Flies however, uses the behaviour of young boys to show the possible terror and violence in which humans are capable of inflicting. In short both books depict similar theories that humans are naturally deceitful and selfish people that cannot contain their primitive impulses.

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  • Analyzes how animal farm and lord of the flies, despite different themes and story lines, show the same meanings. orwell's story talks about a farmyard dictator and the harsh conditions for the animals living in the farm.
  • Compares the themes of animal farm and lord of the flies. both focus on government and how the people put into power control the outcome of their followers.
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