Harrison Bergeron Animal Farm Analysis

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George Orwell wrote, “Man serves the interests of no creature except himself.” This quote is important because it explains the cause of the misery of a corrupted form of government, as well as depicting the context for the cause and creation of a dystopia. In Animal Farm by George Orwell, animalism was constituted after the animal revolution that overthrew Mr. Jones and ended his tyrannical rule. However, Napoleon gained power over Animal Farm and created a totalitarian rule. Napoleon used propaganda to maintain and expand his power. In “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, set in 2081, the Amendments made to the Constitution created a civil society where everyone was equal. This equality was enforced through handicaps that retained the progression…show more content…
Jones. To demonstrate, Boxer had a modo and set mindset for perseverance: “I will work harder...Napoleon is always right”(Pg) This quote demonstrates the will and perseverance through the chaos of Animal Farm created by Napoleon. Boxer was brainwashed by Napoleon’s propaganda and was a firm believer of the potential of Animal Farm. Because of this, the same will power and belief of the system can be related between these two characters portrayed. Furthermore, George was described in “Harrison Bergeron” as being handicapped due to having superior intelligence than the rest; he didn’t question it because on one hand he was impeded from processing and thinking and on the other hand he believed in his government system. In detail, George explains the risks of committing the crime of stealing lead balls in their utopia being extremely severe and punishable. If he can get away with it, “other people’d get away with it and pretty soon we’d be right back to the dark ages again with everybody competing against everybody else”(Pg 1) In the context of the situation, George did not seem to doubt their form of government, he seemed sure that is was set out to discipline them…show more content…
The government structures our way of living and creates a boundary for our progression as a whole society. Government involvement in societal controversies and affairs may impede the resolution for these problems to be solved, due to their controlling nature, preventing revolts, rebellion, etc. Also, handicaps are not set by the government, but by society, to suppress the value of an individual. These handicaps is the use of name calling and social discrimination greats a pit of false guilt on the victims, this is
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