Animal Farm Vs. Truman Show

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Animal Farm by George Orwell and Truman Show directed by Peter Weir are two very different texts that explore similar themes. Animal Farm is about a community of animals that overthrow and takeover a farm. Truman Show is about a television show company adopting a boy at birth and filming his life for a television show and he is oblivious of it. Both texts look at the theme of the good life for an individual, a good society and power. Orwell suggests in Animal Farm that a good life for the animals is happiness and Weir suggests that a good life for Truman is freedom. Orwell puts forward that a good society comes from everyone having a place but Weir advises that it comes from everyone going beyond the expected. And Orwell and Weir both agree that too much power is bad. Both Animal Farm and Truman Show explore the themes of the good life for an individual, but the creators both look at the theme of the good life differently. In Animal Farm Orwell insists that the good life for Boxer, who was the horse on the farm, was to be happy and not care about freedom. Boxer is told to do tasks constantly in Animal Farm and is under the control of the pigs, but Boxer didn’t mind being made to do tasks, he just wanted to be happy. Boxer just like the other animals “worked…show more content…
Orwell tries to explain through Animal Farm that a good society is everyone having a role and something different to do. For example when everyone was doing something different in the making of the windmill they completed it. On the other hand in Truman Show, Weir suggests that for a good society everyone goes beyond to help out each other. An example is when Truman is going to work everyone go out of their way to say hello and everyone is nice to each other. So Orwell explains that a good society comes from everyone having a role to play however Weir suggests if everyone goes beyond to help each other out it is a good
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