As the Animal Farm rebellion grows more successful, the pigs and especially Napoleon, who takes the role of leader, begins to realize that he could exploit the rest of the animals for the pigs’ wants. The pigs first believed in equality for all animals, as the book progresses, they become more selfish. They now think of the others as lesser than
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” In this case, they are using more equal to justify their preferential behavior. Animal Farm, by George Orwell, is a satire on the Russian Revolution. Satire is a way to use humor, irony, or over exaggeration in order to criticize people’s ideas. Animal Farm illustrates how leaders become corrupt because they abuse their power, the people receive unequal treatment, and the leaders manipulate and oppress the working class. Over the course of the book, Napoleon and the pigs abused their power.
Orwell gives the animals’ human like qualities, which allows for a connection to occur between the real life event of the Russian Revolution and the revolution of the farm animals. What seems like a couples of pigs on a farm feuding is really a comparison of the battle between Joseph Stalin and Leon Trotsky. Clarke 2 ANIMAL FARM At the time of its release, Animal farm was looked down upon by many and many people tried to ignore the messages Orwell was trying to convey. Animal Farm was a literary comparison of the Revolution, Orwell used the book to mimic the Revolution. He uses
Leaders has the sense of leadership. They are the one who motivates their subordinates, has an ability to make tough decisions and a good facilitator to his constituents. However, there a still a few horrible leaders that instead of empowering others, they are using their power for their own good. In the two great books, Billy Budd and Animal Farm show the violence under the tyranny of a leader and reflects greatly in every character of the said books. In Animal Farm, the dilemma started when Old major dies and all of the animals in the Manor farm inspired by Old Major’s philosophy of Animalism.
In the allegory “Animal Farm” written by George Orwell and published on 17th August 1945, there are a number of animals who take over a farm from a drunk, irresponsible man named Mr Jones. These animals are all specifically made to represent different people and their characteristics who played a role during the revolution in Russia, for example, how Joseph Stalin and Leon Trotsky are represented as two pigs named Napoleon and Snowball. There is also a stubborn donkey named Benjamin who doesn 't want to be a part of the rebellion, he represents the people who refused to get involved in politics. These animals show the truth of what the revolutions were like and how people behaved. Napoleon Joseph Stalin the great leader of the soviet union is portrayed in George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” as a selfish, controlling pig named Napoleon, who was one of the leaders of the other animals who represent the working class people.
Napoleon and the other pigs always watched the other animals on the farm to make sure that no one will be going against Napoleon 's “great ruling”. Because of George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm, the society represented by a dystopian society through the way animals act by showing that individually and dissent are bad, as well as what the characters say by using propaganda and by what the specific animals carry themselves by showing that a figurehead or concept can be worshipped throughout the society. A dystopian society conveys that individually will not be accepted and because of this Napoleon made a commandment about this whole idea. For example, the author writes, “Ribbons,’ He said “should be considered as clothes, which are the mark of human being. All animals should be naked” (Orwell 21).
Over the course of the book, Napoleon converts the farm into a place only benefiting the pigs, breaking the very beliefs it was started on. In Animal Farm, power was misused by the pigs using their intelligence to their advantage, mistreating the other animals, and changing the commandments. The pigs knew they were the smartest animals on the farm and they had no shame in using it to their benefit. This is especially true with Squealer, a persuasive pig who intentionally confuses the other animals. The pigs on the farm take all the milk and the best apples.
Utopia to Dystopia: The Collapse of Animal Farm The attempt at creating a utopian society led the animals closer to a dystopia. The novel Animal Farm demonstrates that a fantasy paradise is unattainable and is parallel to the attempt of the Soviet Union. As leaders, the pigs paraphrased the rules, and made themselves as superior to the working class of animals. Not all the animals acknowledge the idea of a farm governed by animals and disregard the rules. The corrupting effect of power has divided the united farm and drifted the animals far from the ideals of the revolution.
The story is told by an all-knowing narrator in the third person. This book is the product of his disillusionment with corruption of the communist ideal. The action of this novel starts when the oldest pig on the farm, Old Major, calls all animals to a secret meeting. His speech gives the more intelligent animals a new outlook on life. Pigs are considered to be the cleverest and most intelligent animals in the Manor Farm; they are the one who instruct the other animals.
George Orwell was a socialist. It is assumed that he got the basic idea of his novel Animal Farm from seeing a young boy whipping a cart horse. His words were "It struck me that if only such animals became aware of their strength we should have no power over them, and that men exploit animals in much the same way as the rich exploit the proletariat". Animal Farm is a famous novel by George Orwell where farm animals such as pigs, horses and sheep, along with many others, lived on the Manor Farm, his story can compare to the Russian Revolution in many ways. In this famous novel, unlike most farms, the animals were neglected by their farmer, Mr. Jones.