Fundamental Rights In Animal Farm

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A Study on the Violation of Fundamental Rights in Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm 1. Introduction to Fundamental Rights and their Violation in Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm In the totalitarian societies presented in Nineteen Eighty-Four and in Animal Farm by George Orwell, the violation of fundamental rights is notable. The few powerful men/animals are seen to oppress the weaker ones and this act is accomplished by means of snatching away the fundamental human rights. By definition, “Fundamental Rights are the basic rights of the people”. These rights, aptly named so, apply to every individual irrespective of their colour, caste, creed, race, religion, or gender. These may include the following: • Right to liberty • Right to freedom of movement • Right to freedom of thought • Right…show more content…
The thoughts and ideas of individuals are controlled; the lives of people are controlled. A sense of fear is ignited in the hearts of people. This was the condition of mankind during the world wars. And this scenario was used by Orwell in his works. It worked as a tool to awaken mankind so that they take actions against the forces that try to manipulate their thoughts. Above all, it works as a weapon against the powerful few who violate the fundamental human rights by snatching away the right to thought, freedom and expression. George Orwell employed a totalitarian setting in his celebrated works Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm. His works are marked by eloquent prose, responsiveness and wakefulness towards social injustice, resistance to totalitarianism, and forthright support of democratic socialism. He handled delicately the many strings of the violation of the basic fundamental rights. His works touched the aspects of the repression of freedom, natural impulses and individualism whilst taking fundamental rights as the basis of such claims. “War is
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