Life Of Pi Animal Farm Analysis

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ABSTRACT This essay studies the utopic societies in Animal Farm by George Orwell and Life of Pi by Yann Martel in an attempt to examine certain human behaviors that undermine the creation of a utopic society in the real world. First and foremost, this essay gives a brief overview of the concept of utopia followed by the description of how a utopic environment is described in each of the two literary works. It shows how Animal farm highlights equality and peace as the core principles of establishing a utopic society whereas Life of Pi emphasizes on the possibility of living the life with freedom and security. Afterwards, the essay discusses three specific human behaviors – the quest for power, deceit, and violence –in order to elucidate how…show more content…
For instance, the animals, under the command of Napoleon and Snowball, declare the Battle of Cowshed to end humans’ dominance over them at the Manor Farm. They choose brutal methods to torment their enemies, whom they consider as tyrants. Moreover, during the battle, Boxer, a naïve and strong male horse, accidently kills a boy. This proves the recklessness of violent behavior and how people engaged in a violent conflict target everyone, including the innocent such as children. Therefore, the violent behavior of the pigs and other animals once again reminds the reader of human cruelty, which makes it impossible for a utopic society to…show more content…
In a general way we mean how our species’ excessive predatoriness has made the entire planet our prey” (Martel 38). He implies that human atrocities are excuses for survival, which, in his views, justifies the evil deeds that he commits against the wild animals on the boat. Additionally, the fear of dying plays a huge role in Pi’s decision to become violent, “I must say a word about fear. It is life’s only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life.” (Martel 214). In other words, his instinct for survival is activated by his fear of dying, which leads him to commit various acts of violence, including killing. Although he hesitates killing fish at first, he feels free to kill any animals after he experiences it once and acknowledges that, “a person can get used to anything, even killing” (Martel 248). Thus, Pi’s violent behavior highlights the basest point of the human character and shows how humans’ use of violence prevents them from building a utopic

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