Lack Of Knowledge In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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Ignorance is dangerous. Lack of knowledge can cause someone to be manipulated and used. Knowledge brings choice and freedom which is something that the animals in “Animal Farm” did not have. The story “Animal Farm” is a significant story because it shows that not having knowledge about certain situations can be a bad thing. The theme of the story is knowledge is power. This relates to the real world because in the real world, we have presidential elections and the person who is elected has the power of that country because they have knowledge about politics. The most important things in the story are the characterization of the characters, satire and the types of conflicts. The characters in any story are important. In this story, the characters…show more content…
This relates to the theme because, throughout the story, the pigs have been in charge because they have more knowledge than the other animals. They were also really clever and could think of a way around every difficulty the farm experienced. ( Orwell 13) In the middle of the story, some crucial rules were being changed and the animals did not do anything about it. “ … pigs not only took their meals in the kitchen and used the drawing-room as a recreation room, but also slept in the beds.” The pigs broke rule number 4. “No animal shall sleep in a bed” ( Orwell 11) A little later in the same paragraph Clover asks Muriel if he could read the seven commandments. “ Muriel,” she said, “read me the Fourth Commandment. Does it not say something about never sleeping in a bed?” With some difficulty Muriel spelt it out. “It says, ‘No animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets” ( Orwell 32) Clearly, the last part was added on, Clover did not remember the last part being there. Instead of trying to figure out if it had been changed or not, she just believed that it said : “No animal shall not sleep in a bed with sheets.” Which was clearly the wrong thing to do. The animals constantly think they remember something and when it seems to be…show more content…
Mr. Jones is Tsar Nicholas II, the last Russian emperor. He was a bad ruler of Russia. The people experience poverty and upheaval. The animals on animal farm lived miserable lives. In the story, Old major says, “Now, comrades, what is the nature of this life is ours? Let us face it: our lives are miserable, Laborious and short” ( Orwell 2). This proves that the lives the animals are currently living are like the lives of the people in Russia. Tsar Nicholas II abandon his throne because his people grew tired of him. In the book, Mr. Jones was removed by a civil war within the animals in the humans. “ ...the rebellion had been successfully carried through: Jones was expelled, and the Manor Farm was theirs” ( Orwell 9). Both the animals and the humans grew tired of their rulers because of how they got treated. Old major is Lenin, the leader of the Bolshevik party. Old major is like Lenin because he was the leader of the animals in Animal Farm. He believes in animalism and Lenin believes in communism. Animalism is a concept Napoleon and Snowball made based on Old Major 's wishes after he died. “These Seven Commandments would now be inscribed on the wall; they would form an unalterable law by which all the animals on Animal Farm must live for ever after” ( Orwell 11). The animals are supposed to behave a certain way and that represents animalism because they come up with these commandments so that every animal must

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