Power And Greed In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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Throughout the novella Animal Farm, the pigs become the very essence of what they they hate at the beginning of the book, man. The pigs begin to do human-like things such as trading with humans and walking on their hind legs and morph into the image of man that Orwell suggests, that human nature is corrupted by power and greed. At the beginning of the novella the animals believe in the idea that “four legs, good, two legs bad”. The animals use this idea to run off Mr. Jones in favor of Old Major’s ideal utopia. The animals work together to learn to read, but once Snowball and Napoleon come into conflict and want power. Napoleon being the more selfish of the two, runs off Snowball to secure his spot at power over the farm and announces that the pigs will make the decisions from now on for the good of the other animals. Showing that that human nature is corrupted by power. Napoleon secures his power even more after the windmill collapses by having the dogs kill any animal involved in the destruction of the windmill. Snowball is then blamed and Napoleon takes on the view of “you’re either with me or against me” which is a view commonly used by many dictators to scare the people under their power. Napoleon becomes less like an…show more content…
On top of this, the animals have little food, are cold, and are tired from all the working they’re having to do to please Napoleon and Squealer. Sadly the lust for power and greed from Napoleon doesn’t stop and when Boxer is injured he is taken to a glue factory even though Squealer tells the other animals that Boxer is going to the hospital and on top of all this the animal’s memory of Boxer is further tarnished by Squealer by telling them that Boxer’s last words supported the
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