Comparison Essay: Animal Farm And The Syrian Revolution

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Dana Al-Qahtani
Ms.Sage
English Block 3
12/13/2014

Animal Farm and The Syrian Revolution Comparison Essay

Currently in Syria there’s a revolution occurring which is called “The Syrian Revolution”. This started on March 15 of 2011 because of many reasons. Civilians in the middle east want their rights and their not getting them. BBC claims that, “The middle eastern country has been crippled by a brutal civil war. Since then, the United Nations estimates more than 190,000 people have died in the clashes between President Bashar Al-Assad's government and rebel forces who want him out.” As you may know, Bashar Al-Assad is the person behind all this is. The Syrian Revolution and Animal Farm have many things that are comparable. Both Bashar
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In the novel Animal Farm, Mr Jones is the former owner of the farm. Jones is an extremly heavy drinker. The animals rebel against the owner after he drinks so much that he isn’t able to feed or take care of them. Which means that they are rebelling against their oppressors. In Syria the people are rebelling because the government is not taking care of them and they're not providing them with resources they need. Mercy Corps states that “The youngest are confused and scared by their experiences, lacking the sense of safety and home they need. The older children are forced to grow up too fast, finding work and taking care of their family in desperate circumstances.” The second reason why their almost identical is that in the novel that George Orwell wrote, the animals on Animal Farm were treated differently which is a commandment that’s not being upheld, therefore the animals start to rebel. Even though one of the commandments is that all animals are treated equal, the animals were treated by their social status, which isn’t fair. In this world you should treat everyone with the same respect. The Syrians are being treated differently and not equally, which makes them feel isolated which then causes them to rebel. Lastly, The Syrian Revolution and Animal Farm are related because in Animal Farm the hens had something very close to their heart taken

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