Another instance of Ralph being influenced by fear into doing inhuman things is the scene where Simon is murdered. It starts out when the boys are eating the pig and it starts to rain. The little children get scared of the thunder and start running wild. In order to keep them together, Jack orders they start the dance. During this time, the children run wild and act crazy, but under Jack’s rule.
Each animal would then work past their capacity, whilst living in poor condition, death being seemingly inevitable once they had outlived their use. When the pigs introduce punishment and a death sentence for committing crimes against Animal Farm, many animals are ‘slain on the spot’, moreover, this is the first time since Jones’ displacement when there is blood spilt on the farm. Napoleon creates his own personal guards, who also punish the lower animals who betray Animal Farm. These ‘dogs wearing brass studded collars’ are a force none of the working-class animals wish to cross, for when they do, harsh repercussions follow. The animals that had confessed to their heinous crimes were executed by the dogs who ‘tore their throats out’.
In addition to being used for eliminating uncomfortable opponents, violence is used as a tool for political oppression in Animal Farm. The situation at the Manor Farm conjures up Maximilien Robespierre 's reign of terror, where any political opponents were violently punished. Likewise, in Animal Farm, any animals that oppose the leadership of Napoleon and the pigs are brutally punished. For example, when four pigs at the farm give Napoleon a distorted account of how they kept in touch with Snowball after his exile, Napoleon decrees his dogs to “tore their throats out” (Orwell 59). Napoleon’s use of violence is so effective that it helps him to instill the idea that he “is always right” (Orwell 40) into all the other animals on the farm.
In sheer malignity, thinking to set back our plans and avenge himself for his ignominious expulsion, this traitor has crept here under cover of night and destroyed our work of nearly a year." (73) In this part, Napoleon has separated between the animals in the farm as “us" and Snowball as “the enemy”. Also, he described Snowball 's state, which is a lie, by using the word “malignity” which means malevolence. This time, as the windmill not only has high sentimental value to the animals but also stands for their pride, the animals begins to learn that Snowball is genuinely guilty and think out ways of catching him. Therefore, the hate speech in this part can be considered in the type of incitement in the construction of hatred, intentional discrimination to the targeted group to create “they” and “us", and incitement to make violence to the targeted
For instance, the animals, under the command of Napoleon and Snowball, declare the Battle of Cowshed to end humans’ dominance over them at the Manor Farm. They choose brutal methods to torment their enemies, whom they consider as tyrants. Moreover, during the battle, Boxer, a naïve and strong male horse, accidently kills a boy. This proves the recklessness of violent behavior and how people engaged in a violent conflict target everyone, including the innocent such as children. Therefore, the violent behavior of the pigs and other animals once again reminds the reader of human cruelty, which makes it impossible for a utopic society to
Although unintentional, it is the passiveness and ignorance of the farm animals that leads to the utter failure of their ideal society. A necessity to ensure an ideal and functional community, as demonstrated in George Orwell 's 1945 novel Animal Farm, is the ability to detect and prevent corrupt conduct, read, and the will to challenge authority, which the animals do not possess, therefore putting them at major fault. One of the main factors that leads to the downfall of the farm and Animalism itself is the blatant stupidity that the animals, excluding the pigs, possess. They are overly dense to the point where the concept of corruption is near unfathomable, and thus cannot detect it or act upon their suspicions. Their willingness to believe Squealer 's persuasive speeches whenever doubt arises indicate that the animals are unable to think for themselves.
People do crazy things, that could be completely out of their personality, when they are placed under the right set of circumstances. Every human will have a critical moment when they have a meltdown or decide to do something evil to the people around them if they are in a disastrous situation that has the right circumstances. This article can connect to Lord of the Flies because Jack became bloody thirsty always looking to kill an animal. Jack was placed under the right circumstance by being on the island without any adult supervision and food, and this caused him to act evil by killing the animals and always thinking about blood and
The crime ultimately resulted in the punishment for the violator. He was doomed to be tied on top of a mountain and have an eagle devour his liver every day for eternity. Frankenstein, however, is immediately appalled by his own handiwork and berates it by claiming the monster to be a “ daemoniacal corpse to which I [Frankenstein] had so miserably given life” (56). The scientist’s attitude towards his own work results in the innocent creature becoming a bloodthirsty monster. Shelley depicts
The bad mind represents nature that fights humanity, it can be argued that the bad mind’s creations are a symbol of chaos, or a simplistic life before humans. The things the bad mind creates; apes, cliffs, high mountains, and various reptiles are all created to harm human nature or in direct opposition of human beings themselves (24). Humans will always care what happens to nature because they are intertwined together. However, nature does not have to care for humans. It can be chaotic and crazy and still thrive.
Due to the brutal nature and darkness in all of the boys’ hearts, the island becomes destroyed after they have inhabited it, just like the Garden of Eden. Fire Contrast to the word ‘darkness’, the subject of study in this essay, the fire is another essential symbol that stands for hope and man’s dependence. It also plays a significant role in bringing out the innate evil in the boys. Golding creates the impression the fire has its own life, comparing the fire to different animals, first squirrels then jaguars. He uses phrases such as ‘scrambled up’ and ‘began to gnaw ’ to emphasise this effect.