Moral Struggle In Julius Caesar And Animal Farm

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Moral conflict is prevalent in literature and usually segways the story most of the way. In Julius Caesar, a play written by Shakespeare, a character named Brutus is told by a group of conspirators to murder a noble man of Rome by the name of Julius Caesar. Then, by the end of the play, Brutus is driven to his death because of his reputation as Caesar’s murderer. In contrast, the novella written by George Orwell, Animal Farm, details the events on a farm taken over by its rebellious animals. Struggles with resource and power management lead the farm from the communistic (animalistic) style of government to a dictatorship led by the most intelligent animals on the farm, the pigs. In both of these two seemingly different pieces of literature, the idea that moral struggles do not always pan out to be fair can be found in both.…show more content…
Both pieces of literature feature moral struggles that turn out to be basically meaningless when taking into account the end results. This could connect to real life and its own struggles with morality. These two texts in particular could relate to the governmental aspects considering the power hunger causing most of the problems, especially in Animal Farm. A message or theme of responsibility when in power could be taken from both. The Conspirators wanted to rid Caesar for their own gain or pseudo-motivation of helping Rome’s citizens. The pigs took advantage of the communist governmental system and assumed control. Had they had responsibility, much less moral struggles would be present and the endings presumably wouldn’t have been as sour. This can once again be connected to the real world and all its countries’ leaders and their operation of government. What can be taken from this is basically that responsibility is
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