The Power Of Totalitarianism In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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Despite the United Kingdom’s alliance with the Soviet Union George Orwell, the author of Animal Farm despised Stalin; he felt that Stalin was an oppressive power in Russia, forcing his people through trials and tribulation that were completely unnecessary. Many of his constituents starved and faced exactly what he promised would not happen under his communist policy. George Orwell being a democratic socialist felt hostility towards Stalin’s greedy policy. Seeing its effect on his homeland, he was out raged and motivated to write the novel Animal Farm to properly criticize the Soviet Union. He felt that communism was a hopeless and delusional concept created by greedy tyrants so that they could maintain their position of power. Stalin’s use…show more content…
These social groups represent McCarthy era communists. George Orwell acknowledges that man stands in its own way all the time, “Man is the only real enemy we have. Remove Man from the scene, and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished forever.” (Orwell)
He abides by the fact that man’s greed and envy create obstacles that would never be there in the first place, knowing this problem Orwell also believes that education can erase these obstacles, unless education is improperly distributed, which is the situation that is present in Animal Farm only those in power have education, implying that education equals power for those in a totalitarian state. In today’s society we have a totalitarian state known as North Korea, a communist country that maintains control of everything. The totalitarian government strictly controls Media, food and even information. News from the outside is rejected just like in Animal Farm Squealer is a propagandist that manipulates news to make sure negative information is not received by the farm. “This barnyard fantasy demonstrates how an ideal state founded on humane principles easily can be corrupted by the real world.” (Pearce) Venezuela is also another example of a communist state it has also fallen akin to Animal
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