The rebellion spurred by Old Major results in the overthrow of Mr. Jones, but does it make everything better? In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, Old major envisions a future for the animals in which they are not miserable and mistreated under the tyrannical presence of humans, but this view of a utopian society turns out to be flawed, much like many of history’s revolutions. According to Old Major, the animals shouldn’t become similar to humans in anyway, ranging from performing everyday tasks to adopting human morals and believes. “And remember also that in fighting against Man, we must not come to resemble him. Even when you have conquered him, do not adopt his vices.
Although both brought benefits to the farm, the animals lived happier at first. The farm had filled with positive energy, everyone encouraged each other. Greatly different from Snowball’s compassion, Napoleon’s heart was only filled with power and his own selfish desire. Even if the farm became richer, everyone would like freedom instead of living in fear of Napoleon. For the sake of the animal’s livelihood, Snowball should take the place of Napoleon and stay in the Animal Farm to govern the animals.
This quote means that some animals are more important than others. For example, the pigs thought they were more important or inferior to the other animals. At the beginning of the book, the pigs were decided to be the leaders because of their intelligence and their ability to read and write. The pigs wrote seven commandments on the top of the barn and one of them was “All Animals are Equal” page 24. This is important because the seven commandments end up being broken by the leader of the pigs Napoleon.
It was assumed the animals with wisdom would govern the farm as shown, "... the pigs, who were manifestly cleverer than the other animals, should decide all questions of farm policy." (ch.5 pg.47) It all clearly points to the fact that all animals (and humans) have different strengths and different jobs and that they are not equal. This is also the case because some of the animals capabilities elevated their status within their society. This inequality sometimes helped the farm by providing a firm government but often lead to harsh mistreatment of many of the animals. The only reason animals often listened to the leader was because he had ferocious dogs protected him and in certain cases he used that power to protect his own interests.
Snowball, by contrast, believes in the Old Major’s idealism and he is mainly focused on making the life better by following Old Major’s doctrine. CORRUPTION The first sign of corruption was the change of the seven commandments. Later on, the pigs stole the milk and apples and explained it with the lie that these foods have nutrients essential to pigs, which need these nutrients to carry on their managerial
A sustainably developed country would often be managed by a proper governance system that imposes certain measures, which the rulers must adhere to. Political decisions would be decided upon based on a democratic system, where no voice is neglected. As well, the citizens would be granted equal rights in areas such as education and healthcare, and would be subject to the same rules. In “Animal Farm”, the farm is presided over by pigs, particularly Snowball, Napoleon, and Squealer, who represent the intellects in human society, since they are the only literate animals. The three pigs set 7 commandments that all animals must abide by.
Power and control are one of the most important themes in Animal Farm, Orwell shows that in some of the characters in the novel particularly the pigs who are corrupted by the power they have, this thought is demonstrated by comparing the beginning and the ending of the novel, after the Rebellion the animals are free from the tyranny of Mr Jones and seek to establish equality amongst themselves. However, this equality is short-lived and the pigs begin to bend the rules until inequality returns to the farm “ All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others” (97), the animals had worse living condition with the pigs than with Mr Jones, but at least they thought that they were free. Animals wanted to be independent, work for themselves
Furthermore, Napoleon gives the other animals the impression he was the sole leader of the rebellion on Animal farm and makes Snowball -a leader who wanted what was best for the animals- seem like an enemy who was in cahoots with Farmer Jones since long before the animals took over the farm. Napoleon and Squealer (another “fat cat” pig.) always put the blame on Snowball whenever something went wrong in the farm to avoid having the blame fall on them. Napoleon is an exemplary example of just how selfish and hypocritical people can be in furthering their own aims because he continued to subtly but purposely change the seven rules put in place as the pillars of animalism. For example, Napoleon and the other pigs move into Farmer Jones’s house and sleep in his bed after commanding “No animal shall sleep in a bed”, so he changes the commandment to read “no animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets”.
In his novella “Animal Farm,” George Orwell displays an example of a society managed by animals. The author documents the non-sustainable development that he encountered in Russia during the Russian revolution, and delivers it through the events that transpire in the farm. Sustainable development is when the country meets its present needs without interfering with the future generations’ ability to meets their own needs. When evaluating a society’s developmental status, several social, political, economic and environmental aspects must be taken into consideration. Examples on such indicators include natural resources, education, healthcare, social justice, trade, employment and infrastructure.
Did you know that some farm animals are forced to eat so much that they cannot carry their own weight? It is cruel and inhumane treatment, but it is legal to our country. By examining physical changes, speciesism, and animal testing, it is clear that farm animals should have more protection from the government. An examination of these issues will reveal that farm animals suffer needlessly, and more government regulation of these animals is justified. Physical changes to farm animals’ bodies occur frequently in the farm industry and result in unnecessary pain and suffering.