All animals at this point realize that they have been nothing to humans but subject to extremely strict and tremendous harsh treatment and they all want to have a rebellion for a more better and equal society. Later, the animals found the owner of the farm Mr. Jones drunk, so they took the opportunity to ram sack the food supply and when the animals heard the Men coming they attacked them and scared them off. That’s when the animals had full control and they b... ... middle of paper ... ...he beginning the pigs start out as animals who have no more power than any other animal on the farm, and they all have the same ideas. The animals create order and freedom, and then happiness is no longer enough. Shortly after, Napoleon takes the spot light and takes charge along with the other pigs.
In the French revolution when the Reign of Terror started, and democracy failed to exists, Napoleon became emperor. Like his counterpart Napoleon (animal farm) was a totalitarian tyrant. This shows the human inclination to resort to class categorization, and division by socio-economic class, even in an ‘equal’ socialist society. All in all, the revolution started out on the wrong grounds, and a plan for an equal future never existed, causing the society to look for a scapegoat. Moreover the lack of motivation of the animals caused the leaders to look for an enemy in order to motivate them.
Yet the most significant change would have to be of the first two commandments. It is rather astonishing that the animals now possess characteristics of humans when they despised them and began the rebellion due to the humans. Later on in the novel the pig’s trade with humans, drink with humans, and worst of all walk on two legs like human. The alterations to the commandments and the changes in behavior all contribute to the major downfall of Animal Farm. The animals became their enemy, they represented a human in every send of the word.
Napoleon changed and broke the commandments of Animal Farm to benefit himself, and he lacked empathy for all those who worked hard for him, executing those that might cause him trouble. As soon as Old Major died, Napoleon and Snowball lost no time in taking charge. They weren’t elected, and were at first only allowed to stay in those positions of power because they showed an interest in organizing the animals’ well-being. On the surface they appeared to have the interests of the animals at heart, but inside, their hunger for power revealed their corrupt proclivities. Even at ... ... middle of paper ... ...y applies to Napoleon and Snowball because the power which they had, hand in hand with their susceptibility to corruption eventually made them as bad and corrupt as Mr Jones.
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 animals first witnessed the consequences of violating the seventh commandment when the pigs manipulated the rules to gain power. When Animal Farm first came into existence, the animals toiled and sweated while the pigs did not do any work but directed and supervised the others. Although the pigs justified their idleness because of their superior intelligence, it was... ... middle of paper ... ...he animals had endured from the farmers. Thus, the animals decided to form Animal Farm on the basis of equality.
These ideals came to be known as Animalism. When Old Major died, a pig named Napoleon seized power. Napoleon and the other pigs are corrupted by the power and rule Animal Farm with iron fists. George Orwell’s allegorical novel Animal Farm proves Stevenson right when he stated that “Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice.” Old Major was very upset with the lives of the animals under the head of the farm, Mr. Jones. Before he died he called a meeting with all the animals on the farm.
The novel I choose to read for this assignment was Animal Farm; by George Orwell. This novel discusses how things like greed, wealth, corrupt leaders, and shortsightedness can destroy any chance of a Utopia. These qualities are shown mostly through the pigs, as they start to take control they lose sight of the original 7 seven commandants upon which Animalism was created. As the pigs become more powerful the other animals slowly start becoming less aware of what is really taking place. The pigs are were pretty much destroying whatever shred of animalistic society they had left and replacing it with a cold hard dictatorship in which all the beliefs that made animalism were changed to the pigs advantage.
Animal farm is a book about the struggle to be an animal. It shows how animals do not like the way they are treated by being used to do the humans work for them. The animals are inspired by Old Major who always wanted to overthrow the humans but never saw to it. Animal farm descends into a totalitarianism like government because of greed, power hungry animals, and people not against speaking Napoleon. The pigs in animal farm were very greedy.
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.
By the government abolishing these freedoms, they're able to completely brainwash the people, and therefore subtly compel their given populace into submission. In Animal Farm, the animals of Manor Farm were doomed to be laborers without any sort of compensation, forever. Once enlightened of this fate, the animals began to seek equality, which they could only do by gaining freedom from their oppressive owner: Mr. Jones. The pigs took this and successfully proposed that they were the ones that could do the the job! After ousting Mr. Jones out of the farm, the pigs were able to get themselves e... ... middle of paper ... ...ve any courage, and therefore lack the ability to even try questioning or disputing anything their government does or says.