Showing satire, and a dictatorship where not humans, but animals ruled. George Orwell’s novel, Animal Farm came with ambition, tragedies, and a need for power. Although, in order for the animals to rule, they first had to overthrow the humans who ran the farm. As an effect of overthrowing them, the pigs became the new leaders of the farm. They did everything in their power to be the new leaders, no matter what it entailed.
George Orwell, in his novel Animal Farm, illustrates the flaws involved in a system where equality amongst all individuals is the basis for governance. Orwell represents society through various animals living on a farm under the control of human farmers. Throughout the novel, the animals revolt against their human owners under the leadership of pigs who state that once they gain control of the farm they shall all be equal. However, as the novel progresses it becomes clear that the pigs have a hidden motive and assert themselves into positions of power, becoming corrupt and eventually resembling the humans which they initially overthrew. The novel serves as a commentary by Orwell about the ‘’too-good-to-be-true’’ nature of socialist governmental policy, primarily focusing on the rise and eventual spoiling of the communist USSR government, which was present at the time the novel was written.
George Orwell’s Animal Farm is a dictatorship, made from political satire. He shows that everyone can abuse power, when given the chance. After the animals overthrow their human leader, the pigs gain control, and are in charge. The farm animals continue to do their work, but even faster, harder, and more efficient because they are working for themselves and not some human. As the pigs realize they are becoming even harder workers, they realize they hold all the power amongst them.
Napoleon has also released many chants to help rally the animals on the farm. The satire present here is that the altering of the ten commandments effectively portray how the absurd the concept is. There is no way that animals could become, “more equal” than others. In the beginning of the novel, Old Major expressed that the animals shall overcome their oppressors, but the pigs become the oppressors. Through their chants and the ten commandments, the citizens are brainwashed to believe that everything is just and fair because when the commandments and chants were first written or said, everyone was in agreement, and believed it was fair.
Napoleon and his pigs used the dogs for intimidation, but they received the pups because Jessie and Bluebell allowed them to be taken blindly even when they disagreed. “Napoleon took them away from their mothers, saying that he would make himself responsible for their education” (Orwell, 56) Similarly, the animals of the farm either could not read or were not familiarized with the Animalism commandments, which allowed the pigs to alter them however they wanted. Their lack of education mirrors that of many revolutions, such as the Cuban Revolution, which was led and formed by low tier workers who despite their efforts in the revolution, allowed themselves to be controlled once again under Castro. When the population does not actively participate in discussion and education, any system will actively fail
Over the course of the book, Napoleon converts the farm into a place only benefiting the pigs, breaking the very beliefs it was started on. In Animal Farm, power was misused by the pigs using their intelligence to their advantage, mistreating the other animals, and changing the commandments. The pigs knew they were the smartest animals on the farm and they had no shame in using it to their benefit. This is especially true with Squealer, a persuasive pig who intentionally confuses the other animals. The pigs on the farm take all the milk and the best apples.
Idealistic worlds, the idea of a society that humanity has tried to achieve numerous times. Mankind is to blame for the reason of constant failure to attain a Utopian society because of the natural flaws that humans obtain, causing a constant battle for the perfect place. From several failed societies had resulted in the creation of a dystopia, a state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, usually caused by totalitarian rule. In the novel, Animal Farm by George Orwell, the author created a mocked society off of the Russian Revolution using animals as the people. The fabricated dystopia was to emphasize how leadership affects the success societies.
Animal Farm is a short novel about a rebellion of the animals against a farmer who is not a correct ruler in animals’ perspective. After the old major (an elder pig) convinces them that everyone must be equal, animals start to believe that human beings are horrible creatures because of farmer’s unequal farm which causes to start animals’ rebellion when they see the chance. After the win against, the farmer, Mr. Jones they change the farm’s name into Animal Farm and pigs become animals’ and use some authority to become superior to the other animals. Since the novel has been written, Animal Farm counted as a parody of the Soviet Union in the 20th century. Characters in the story can be compared to historical figures in Soviet Union’s history.
The pig 's add changes to the rules, so in return everything favors the pigs above all else. From this, the farm slowly fell apart, stripping away rights, individuality, and reformation. Along with stripping awway rights, the collaboration of banishing punishments is soon forgotten, producing an uproar and a loss of admiration of Napoleon. In the novel, the new commandment reveals, “It ran: “No animal shall kill any other animal WITHOUT CAUSE’” (Orwell 91). The original commandment stated how no animal shall kill another animal, establishing equality among all.
In Russia, their media creates an image of chaos in places like Ukraine even though that's not the real situation. They create a utopia for their citizens in which Russia has no income problems, even though their external debt is 515.3 billion US dollars. Russia directly lies to its citizens by using their respected, well-known governmental TV ( Solovei, 2014). In Animal Farm, this is also done; Squealer, Napoleon's speaker who is also a pig, tells the animals that fake statistics in order to prevent rebellion. On page 113 Squealer gives a speech where he says, “they had more oats, more hay, more turnips then they had in Jones’s day”(Orwell).