Socialism In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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Leaders. They want the best for their country, and probably will do whatever they can for their country, but most do not contemplate how far a leader can tread for the sweet taste of power. In the allegorical fiction novella Animal Farm, George Orwell paints an image of what it would be like if animals took over a farm and started to adopt the ideas of socialism and capitalism. The leaders that take over are corrupt, a perfectly dystopian replica of our society. In the story, many animals represent real people from the Russian Revolution of the 1910s, and they start to form their own set of rules, called “animalism.” Lessons are learned inside the allegory and in modern society as well. In both Animal Farm and modern society, one such lesson that is seen is that power can easily…show more content…
If Napoleon was more responsible for taking care of the farm, he would have maintained the same amount of hours of work per week or else the animals would overwork and eventually exhaust themselves. Napoleon is not a very good leader and therefore very vulnerable to uncontrollable corruption over his comrades. Furthermore, by making his citizens more tired, they will not be strong enough to fight off an attack should there be one. The theme “power corrupts with bad leaders” is also in a very clear example in our society today. As leader of North Korea or the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kim Jong Un is supposed to feed his poor and starving country. He spends all the revenue that he makes on developing nuclear programs because he is afraid that America will attack his country rather than responsibly use the money on helping strengthen his weak government and economy. The North Korean dictator has a “slush fund from his father, Kim Jong Il…[and] all the money [is being] put towards missile and nuclear weapons tests” (Dangerfield 3, 5). This is a clear example of power being used unwisely, and hence North Korea is not a very favored and
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