Flaws In Equality In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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Animal Farm by George Orwell is a novel that represents the flaws in equality. Orwell expresses that no matter the distances that people travel, equality amongst all people will never be achieved. The Russian Revolution was caused by Karl Marx’s ideas about equality in Russia. Karl Marx is portrayed through Old Major in Animal Farm. Once the people won the Russian Revolution they went forward with Marx’s ideas and entitled it Communism. Boxer is a character in the book that represents the lower class, and he is recognized as stupid. It is not his fault that he is not as bright as others, knowledge is not his strength. Every person and animal have their own strengths and weaknesses. Orwell denotes through irony, allegory, and satire that equality amongst individuals will never transpire. Orwell uses dramatic irony to express that there will never be equality. The “lower class” of animals in the book are uneducated and gullible, so Napoleon used it to his advantage to deceive and cheat the animals. “‘Alfred Simmonds, Horse Slaughterer and…show more content…
The animals at the beginning just wanted everyone to be equal and to stay away from man, but in the end the pigs who were running the farm turned into men. “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, 141). The pigs had turned into what they had feared and even hated at the start of the book. Orwell uses humor to show that even thought the animals had agreed on equality the pigs wanted to be at the top. They had their own agenda that did not include hearing what the other animals had to say about how their farm was run. Since the other animals weren’t as smart as smart as the pigs they were unable to object to what was happening at the farm. It is exaggerated that the stupid animals were not able to recognize the difference between pig and
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