Shortly after, Napoleon takes the spot light and takes charge along with the other pigs. He argues that dishonesty becomes present within the environment and their ideas and their views are all different. In this story the animals send away the unkind humans out of the farm, and change the name of their home from Manor Farm to Animal Farm. George Orwell embodies the Russian corruption of communism into the pigs upon the farm. Mr. Jones was irresponsible to his animals by letting them starve, and very cruel by beating them with whips.
Animal Farm In the book, Animal Farm written by George Orwell, the animals raise up in rebellion against their human masters in hope for a better life. However, the quote by Lord Acton, a British historian, describes it best: "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." This is basically what happens. The pigs realize their intellectual superiority, and use it to their advantage. When this happens, they began to take advantage of the entire society of animals.
In conclusion, in the novel ‘Animal Farm’, the dream of animals to have a better or a more perfect society, transforms into a totalitarian nightmare mainly due to the actions of the pigs. Yet in a way, the other animals are also responsible for that as they could not stand consistently for their dream. Thus ultimately, they become the victims of the totalitarianism of the pigs and loose their freedom and happiness.
Animal Farm George Orwell 4-19-02 Book Review # Plot Summary George Orwell’s Animal Farm is a political satire of a totalitarian society ruled by a mighty dictatorship, in all probability a fable for the events surrounding the Russian Revolution of 1917. The animals of “Manor Farm” overthrow their human master after a long history of mistreatment. Led by the pigs, the farm animals continue to do their work, only with more pride, knowing that they are working for themselves, as opposed to working for humans. Little by little, the pigs become dominant, gaining more power and advantage over the other animals, so much so that they become as corrupt and power-hungry as their predecessors, the humans. Characterization Major is a white boar, he is old and wise.
Napoleon used scapegoats for any problem that arose, and propaganda to brainwash the animals into dependable slaves. Napoleon distorted the seven commandments of Animal Farm to advantage himself, and he lacked compassion for the animals that laboured under him. He executed any animal that he though a threat to his power. Both pigs were definitely corrupted by their power.
As a result, if the pigs are not allowed to do what they want, then Animal Farm will not prosper or function well. The effectiveness of propaganda is evident through the rise of a despotic and tyrannical government in Animal Farm. Used as a successful, manipulative tool in the story, Animal Farm depicts the dangers of propaganda to an ignorant and gullible society. Orwell’s story describes the actions that brought about the eventual collapse of an ideal utopian society. Orwell demonstrates the inhumanity and corruption of the Soviet system through the actions of Napoleon and Squealer.
After a great injustice is done to them a revolution takes place. The animals try to survive by themselves in a peaceful, democratic way, but one pig named Napoleon enjoys the taste of power and turns it into a dictatorship. Throughout the whole story, the animal's rights, along with their freedom and equality, which they fought so hard to gain begins to disappear. With equal blame on the thirst for power from Napoleon and the willingness to follow authority no matter what happens from the animals such as Boxer, the perfect world which the animal's dreamed of becomes worse then they had ever thought possible. Napoleon, a selfish, manipulative pig, decides that he wants power and will gain it using as much force as he needs.
After a series of battles, Napoleon who was a pig went into power to lead the entire farm animal in their future. All the pigs including Napoleon told the animal farm to work harder to succeed. Napoleon, who represents Stalin as an allegory, did all sorts of things to make the animal more equal. Just as how Stalin did not follow Karl Marx’s idea Napoleon made creation like the Seven Commandments. This was only just the start of tasting the power where he changes the wise pig, who everyone... ... middle of paper ... ...abuse a cheat to gain an advantage.
While communism may be an unsuccessful form of government, its disastrous effects were worsened by extensive authority in the hands of corrupt leaders. Orwell privileges the concept that the vices of leaders possessing extensive authority are reflected in the society which they govern. Napoleon, who is the leader of Animal Farm, is naturally selfish. This trait is exhibited when Napoleon and the pigs lead luxurious lives while the other animals live in poverty. For example, after Mr Jones is overthrown: “it was agreed that the milk and the windfall apples…should be reserved for the pigs alone” (p.
The Callous Nature of Government The establishment of an elite power in a society produces feelings of hopelessness and fear. George Orwell, a world-renowned author, is known for his politically influenced works regarding socialism. In Animal Farm, Orwell creates a satire based on the communist regime of Russia from 1917–1943. The animals seeking freedom under their liberators, the pigs, revolt against their oppressive owner, Farmer Jones. Ironically, after the revolution, the Pigs, led by Napoleon, become the oppressors.