Corruption Of Power In Animal Farm By George Orwell

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Power has been the crux of humankind since its birth. Wherever power is found, corruption is sure to be near. In the Animal Farm, George Orwell expertly captures this corruption of power through the antagonist 's use of propaganda, manipulation, and deceit in order to benefit himself at the expense of his peers. From the start of his reign, Napoleon stressed how vastly superior the pigs intelligence was to that of the rest of the animals. The pigs "directed and supervised the others. With their superior knowledge it was natural that they should assume the leadership" (3.2). Any non pig was denied resources to teach themselves, and the pigs became the only source of information on the farm (3.3). Knowledge is power, and the pigs ensured

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