Cruelty In George Orwell's Animal Farm

432 Words2 Pages
“When humans act with cruelty we characterize them as ‘Animals’, yet the only animal that displays cruelty is humanity”( Anthony Williams). If animal had the intelligence of humans, they would be no different from mankind. “The creature outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which (Animal Farm 141) In reality humans and animals are similar in their cruelty and virtue. In The Animal Farm by George Orwell, Napoleon the pig symbolizes Joseph Stalin. Napoleon was a vicious and cruel tyranny leader. ‘ When they had finished their confession, the dogs promptly tore their throats out”(84). If Stalin found anybody rebelling against him or might cause an issue in his society, he would have them executed. In the end of both Stalin and Napoleon’s lives, they lived in paranoia. “He carried a whip in his trotter”(133). Neither one of Napoleon nor Stalin handled the paranoia well. They lived in fear and would destroy anything that could possibly be a threat. Napoleon had a very negative outlook on life, so he could not see anything as it really…show more content…
Boxer is one of the many example of a virtuous being in The Animal Farm “‘Napoleon is always right’ in addition to his private motto of ‘I will work harder’”(56). Boxer has great faith in a leader who is unfaithful to his companions and to his people. Anything could happen to Boxer and he will still work his hardest. Boxer would do anything to please anybody, including Napoleon. “It is my lungs” said boxer in a week voice. “It does not matter”(119) Boxer is lying on the ground dying and yet he does not care. He only wants the others to be happy and to live good lives in freedom. All animals and people have a kind of virtue about them. People all want to please those around us. It can make humans or break them. if we can find the right people to

More about Cruelty In George Orwell's Animal Farm

Open Document