Boxer epitomizes all of the best qualities of the exploited working classes: dedication, loyalty, and a huge capacity for labor. He also, however, suffers from what Orwell saw as the working class’s major weaknesses: a naïve trust in the good intentions of the intelligent and an inability to recognize even the most flagrant forms of political corruption. Exploited by the pigs as much or more than he had been by Mr. Jones, Boxer represents all of the invisible labor that undergirds the political drama being carried out by the elites. Boxer’s death dramatically illustrates the extent of the pigs’ betrayal. He serves as the force that holds Animal Farm together.
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.
This quote summarizes how the pigs changed from being one of the animals (comrades), to becoming like the humans (oppressors). The animals thought they could trust the pigs because they started off having similar ideologies, but as the story continued the pigs became more invested in their own selfish gain. This can be related to how Joseph Stalin started off as a communist, and wanted everyone to be equal. However, as he got a taste for power he wanted more and became like the Tsar’s that ruled
Animal Farm CARTT Everyone has needs and wants. As power and greed come into play, people put their wants over the needs of others. They are so blinded by their desires that they fail to recognize if others’ necessities are met. In the novella Animal Farm, by George Orwell the more powerful and educated pigs take advantage of the inferior, weaker animals on the farm; overworking and manipulating them. As the Animal Farm rebellion grows more successful, the pigs and especially Napoleon, who takes the role of leader, begins to realize that he could exploit the rest of the animals for the pigs’ wants.
As someone gains more and more power, they increasingly become corrupted with that power. In the novel, Mr. Jones, the owner of the farm, neglects, abuses and mistreats his animals until he is thrown out. When one of the pigs, Napoleon, takes power, he eventually behaves so human-like that it becomes impossible for the other animals to tell him apart from Mr. Jones. As Whymper was led to the store-shed, he caught a glimpse of the bins and was deceived, and continued to report to the outside world that there
The other kind of power is called personalized power in which the leader uses their power for personal gain (McClelland). Power leads people to be “corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely” (Lord Acton). In his quote, Lord Acton proves that humans who are hungry for power will become corrupt. George Orwell’s Animal Farm shows Napoleon, a pig is hungry for power which causes him to be corrupt. At the time when George Orwell wrote his novel, leaders were power-hungry and corrupt.
Originally, the commandments were made to create ‘fairness’ and ‘equality’ among the comrades. However, the novel reveals how “all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others” (Orwell, page 134) through the commandments, as Napoleon uses his skillful rhetoric to get away with breaking the very commandments that every animals are suppose to follow, while the other animals are punished for not doing so. For example, in chapter 8 when the pigs purchase a brewery to to produce and later drink the alcohol, even though the fifth commandment says “no animals shall drink alcohol” (Orwell, page 25), which shows that the pigs are hypocrites. Thus, the novel shows the difference in intelligence between the animals that made it easy for Napoleon to manipulate and make them obey
In the end, because of Napoleon, life is no better off than before the humans had control. The misuse of power causes bad things to happen, morals that change, and people that do not deserve it rising to power. The book shows how important it is for power to be used properly. Based on the quotes, it is clear that pigs knew what they were doing was wrong, but they continued only to benefit themselves. All in all, one can agree that the more that most of the time, power
The animals realize that the commandments are getting changed but they don’t have a good enough memory to remember what the commandments actually said. I think that Napoleon eventually got jealous that Snowball was smarter than him and that’s why Napoleon stole the plans for the windmill and kicked Snowball out. I believe that Napoleon realized that the humans actually had some smart ideas that would benefit him and the pigs, and that’s why he decided to live in the farmhouse. Naturally pigs are greedy. Napoleon reduced
First, they’ve experienced violence under the tyranny of their leaders. It is said that the Animals where being executed by Napeleon for those who will be against his will. Whereas in Billy Budd, members in the cruise are being punished extremely because people are abiding the rules. This implicates that the leaders of the said book are being abusive to their power and violent to his constituents. In addition, the story also shows the naiveté of Billy Budd and Boxer in Animal farm believing that their leaders are always right.