In George Orwell’s Animal Farm farm animals drive their cruel owner out to have independence. After this rebellion, the pigs being naturally smart take the role as leaders. The pigs are able to keep their rule because they take advantage of the animals’ horrible memory and lie about the past in order to benefit themselves and sustain a better rule for the future.
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power” Abraham Lincoln. In the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell, a farm of animals rebel against their human rulers. In the midst of their joy, shock, and confusion, the pigs take charge and become the new rulers of the farm. Napoleon is the animal who is most to blame for the corruption of animal farm because he abolishes beasts of england, changes the 7 commandments, and because he craves power.
The Russian Revolution of the twentieth century represents a cycle of feudal dictatorship. Similarly, in George Orwell’s Animal Farm, Napoleon and his pigs use manipulation to succeed in their quest for total control. From exploiting the farm’s resources and withholding education to overworking the other animals, the pigs show no mercy in their power struggle.
Throughout the book Animal Farm, by George Orwell, the protagonist Napoleon emerges as an active political member in a utopian communist society after the animal revolution with the intention of benefiting society as a whole. Napoleon eventually turns into a ruthless dictator without any political opposition. Napoleon’s Transition from political activist, to unitary political figure, to ruthless dictator brings a whole new meaning to the statement, “power corrupts”.
In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, we first started to see signs of trouble brewing in the farm when the pigs began assuming superiority. At the beginning of the novel, we saw Mr. Jones, the owner of the farm, as an atrocious human being who cruelly mistreated the animals and utilized them only for his profit. However, after the animals finally decided to revolt and overthrew Mr. Jones and the humans from the farm, we observed the pigs taking over the void that the humans left behind. From that point onward we started to see how the ideals of Animal Farm were slowly neglected by the pigs, especially Napoleon, the self-proclaimed leader of the farm, who started to mimic Mr. Jones and treated the animals in the same indifferent manner. The greatest examples of this negligence were the violations of the seven commandments. The commandments, written by the pigs, served as the basic principles of Animalism that all animals should follow. When the pigs started breaching these commandments, they also started viewing themselves as higher individuals than the other animals. By viewing themselves as superior to the others, they violated the seventh commandment that stated, “All animals are equal” (25). The violation of the seventh commandment was the most destructive to the ideals of Animal Farm because it breached the crucial principle of equality followed by their government.
The pigs in animal farm were very greedy. Every time the pigs can get extra food they take it and do not share their food with the other animals. When the animals find out about this the pigs say that they need the milk/food because they are the smartest and do all the work. The pigs are the leaders in the farm which means that they can take things that they usually do not have. Also the pigs are very smart, Napoleon was the smartest pig and knew how to outsmart all the other animals. He attacked snowball viscously and chased snowball out of the farm. Napoleon began to morph the minds of the other animals to believe that snowball was the real villain and that he broke the windmill. Napoleon basically rewrites history while he is the leader of the Animal Farm by making himself the hero and snowball the villain the pigs act more and more like humans as the story goes on. They start to act like humans and even start to stand like them. The pigs do not even look at the rules of animalism anymore and they are basically humans. That was the reason why they revolted and in the end you cannot even tell the difference between the animals rule and the humans rule Totalitarianism is shown because the animals’ food is being taken, their thoughts are being controlled, and they are being cruelly treated by the pigs. The occasion where the pigs...
In Animal Farm, George Orwell creates meaning by focusing on the idea that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely, by developing the character of Napoleon. Orwell emphasizes the change of character in Napoleon by revealing the change of Napoleon’s views toward men and how he presents himself. Initially, Napoleon is exploited by man and acts like an innocent pig. As the story progresses, Napoleon begins to recognize the fear and ignorance of the animals, and he disregards his respect for them. Instead, Napoleon begins to respect and imitate the ways of men. In the end, Napoleon exploits the other animals and acts like a man instead of a pig. He is slowly corrupted by power.
After Mr. Jones is taken out of force, much like in the Soviet Union, the pigs assume control as the decision class. The pigs, Napoleon and Snowball speak to Joseph Stalin and Leon Trotsky and their battle for force. Napoleon, or Stalin utilized savage systems as a part of request to dispose of those that couldn't help contradicting their ways. Stalin/Napoleon's method for principle totally negated from what their goals were toward the begin, and brought about the decision government to end up vicious. In the book, this is exhibited by the seven's breaking decrees and the comparability with people toward the end. Another imperative image in the story are the creatures that are underneath the pigs. They are the naïve, innocent creatures that comply with the now's summons "higher" positioned pigs. The creatures all through the book keep on rehashing the expression: " Napoleon is constantly right". Albeit not as simple or gullible, the African Americans that were mistreated in the 1960's can likewise identify with the persevering creatures at the
The book, Animal Farm by George Orwell, portrays how power can benefit one person but ultimately corrupt a society. Originally, power resided in Mr. Jones was an alcoholic tyrant who did not care about the welfare of the animals on his farm. This type of tyranny led to the Rebellion in which the animals decide to take control over the farm, fundamentally changing its name from Manor Farm to Animal Farm. It was established the official leader of Animal Farm would be Napoleon, a pig who went to the extremes in order to become the leader of the farm. During his rule as leader, Napoleon gradually changes the ideal concept of Animalism that Old Major envisioned for the future. Although power positively affects Napoleon in the objective of raising his revered reputation and great sense of manipulation over animals, power negatively affects Boxer and Clover because of the lack of concern about their welfare and future.
Power is the origin of corrupted humanity, this series of behavior is for vile people. In the novel, Animal Farm, written by George Orwell, Mr.Jones as the owner of the farm compel the animals to work and not value their life, causes the animals start the rebellion of animal farm. The pigs using their incredible intelligent leading the other animals in the farm to rebel against Mr.Jones. But, after the successful rebellion, absolute power causes the pigs to become selfish, violent, and dishonest.