Power And Control In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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Power and control are one of the most important themes in Animal Farm, Orwell shows that in some of the characters in the novel particularly the pigs who are corrupted by the power they have, this thought is demonstrated by comparing the beginning and the ending of the novel, after the Rebellion the animals are free from the tyranny of Mr Jones and seek to establish equality amongst themselves. However, this equality is short-lived and the pigs begin to bend the rules until inequality returns to the farm “ All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others” (97), the animals had worse living condition with the pigs than with Mr Jones, but at least they thought that they were free.

Animals wanted to be independent, work for themselves
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He then explores how the pigs use rhetoric and propaganda to establish themselves in power and take control of the farm. Even if the animals were exploited under the pigs they didn’t opposed them, this i shown especially by Boxer the horse, who has great physical power but he don’t use it to escape from the control of the pigs, he is always supporting Napoleon, “Napoleon is always right!” (pag ? ) they were living in wort conditions under the pigs but they were free they made them believe that they were free, this novel shows clearly how power can change someone and how easily you get addicted to it, the pigs were acting and becoming more human like just to achieve the power, they would do everything even kill their own comrades to keep that The pigs learn to walk on two legs and have adopted all of Mr Jones ' bad habits that Old Major told them to avoid in his speech. They invite the humans they once fought against to the farm. Napoleon declares that the farm will be called 'Manor Farm ' again, the animals watching the meeting cannot tell the difference between the humans and
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