Orwell displays this theme in the last sentence of the novel, after the pigs have made an alliance with the humans and destroyed the morals of their farm. “The creatures 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.” This happening was truly a travesty for the creatures of animals farm. However, it was themselves who failed to take responsibility when it was possible to correct their corrupt government. For example, Benjamin the donkey “-could read as well as any pig, but never exercised this faculty” (33).
“Politics have no relation to morals.” (Niccolo Machiavelli) Throughout history, a plethora of effective leaders has demonstrated inhumanity to retain power. Animal Farm, a masterpiece of an allegory by George Orwell, depicts the means, including distortion of the truth, leaders will reach to secure their hegemony. The novella provides readers with not only a dystopia parallel to the Soviet Union, but also with manipulations of the truth that both leaders conducted in their totalitarianism.
At the very end of the book, one of the animals looks into a dinner where the ruling pigs are having a human as a guest. After some time, they notice that the pigs have become so greedy, self-serving, and corrupt that they can no longer be told apart from the human they so despised and revolted over. “The creatures 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.” Orwell pg 54 The evidence provided directly shows how far rulers will go from righteous rulers to corrupt and self-servicing leaders and how it shows the real world how people at the very top no longer care for the people they pretend to serve.
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.
Napoleon and Stalin’s thirst for luxury compels the reader to question the very fundamentals of Animalism and its historical counterpart, Communism. Animalism and Communism both build on the belief of equality, however having an extremely wealthy pig or person defeats that concept of equality. The corruption of power leads to a system with a single wealthy individual. The individual must achieve near-limitless power to gain their desires. Corruption then follows unlimited power.
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.
Throughout world history, people, who are in a position of power, abuse their power for their own selfish desire, such as Hitler and Stalin. The novel, Animal Farm, by George Orwell, is an allegory of the Russian Revolution about farm animals taken over the farm from Mr. Jone (the farmer) and maintaining the farm with the pigs being the leaders. The pigs or Napoleon (the leader) slowly drive the farm into hard labor and dictatorship. People who are in control could abuse power for their own personal desire, such as the characters like: Mr. Jone and the pigs. Mr. Jone, in the beginning, is always get drunk, never feeding the animal ,and always use the animal for his own desire.
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.
A necessity to ensure an ideal and functional community, as demonstrated in George Orwell 's 1945 novel Animal Farm, is the ability to detect and prevent corrupt conduct, read, and the will to challenge authority, which the animals do not possess, therefore putting them at major fault. One of the main factors that leads to the downfall of the farm and Animalism itself is the blatant stupidity that the animals, excluding the pigs, possess. They are overly dense to the point where the concept of corruption is near unfathomable, and thus cannot detect it or act upon their suspicions. Their willingness to believe Squealer 's persuasive speeches whenever doubt arises indicate that the animals are unable to think for themselves. “The other animals understood how to vote, but could never think of any resolutions of their own” (Orwell 19).
In Animal Farm, written by George Orwell, the pigs on the farm had a propogandist vantage-point that the farmers, who were taking care of the animals, were an over-controlling government (Orwell―7,8). The eldest pig one day decided that the outcome of the animals’ labors was being deprived of them (8,10). One day, he declared to the other animals that they were equal to the humans and deserved what they had( 11). Soon enough, a plan was devised. Since the animals were so “high and mighty”, they would overthrow their keepers―however, whenever the humans drew near, the animals would cower away(14).
In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, a major theme is that when someone is in power, they just want more and more of it. At the start of the book, the animals overthrow Mr. Jones, and the pigs take control of the farm. They have 7 fair commandments, including all animals are equal. Just like many governments, the ones who start in power are able to make the people they have control of think that things are fair. But little by little, the pigs take more and more control.
Animal Farm by George Orwell describes the depressing result of how the societies in our world, when left in their own hands, is shaped. When Old Major suggests a life where the animals are oppressed by the human beings, the animals are riled and rebel against Mr. Jones, the owner of Manor Farm. The rebellion was a huge success and ‘Animal Farm’ was an amazing triumph for the animals. Free of the unfair burdens Mr. Jones placed on them, they were functioning much more efficiently and than before. However, soon it begins to resemble a society with class and Speciesism.
The less intelligent animals have for example not realised that the swine add conditions to the rules of Animalism, work in their favour. Animal Farm begins increasingly to resemble a dictatorship where the less intelligent animals working for the more intelligent animals, just as all animals that initially did for the people. The pigs begin to behave more human. At one point they even begin to walk on two legs, while one of the first rules of Animalism was that everything on two legs was the enemy. That change is really visible when Napoleon 'traitors ' openly off late slaughter by his dogs.
The corrupting effect of power has divided the united farm and drifted the animals far from the ideals of the revolution. In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, an ideal utopian society cannot be achieve because there was a lack of equality, cooperation, and the farm’s corrupt leadership. Equality
This shows us know that even there is the election; the pigs are still dominating the other animals by threaten them with the dogs so that no one braves enough to apply to be candidate as usual as they are afraid of the pigs and the partisan, the proletariat whatever dictate the other one. Furthermore, the fierce dogs, Napoleon’s partisan, are the guard who arrest the rebels by killing them in front of the other animals for frightfulness. We can see that the politics of capitalist form the oppression of the lower class or the individual class. Those who have power in system only concern to keep maintaining their power by any tools necessary. Another is that the middle class control the working class and prevent interests to be a private ownership to the common ownership.