“When they had finished their confessions, the dogs promptly tore their throats out...”. These executions show, the animals made false confessions because they were uneducated. In conclusion the author of Animal Farm, George Orwell, metaphorically explains that with knowledge and education comes great power, and this can be extremely dangerous if it falls into the hands of those who are self-serving. As you see throughout the story the pigs only benefit themselves, they get to kill their animals, and they break the rules for their own advantage. Therefore a lesson we take from this is, leaders are not always selfless, sometimes they abuse their power to benefit themselves.
“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.”- Lord Acton. Acton’s quote portrays very well how power can corrupt people, and how absolute power can corrupt people. In the book Animal Farm, we can see that power corrupts. The change of the commandments was one of the primary changes in the Farm.
For instance, Napoleon chose to fight the humans as a sign of strength and power. The animals won, but they still did not know the real reasons behind things because Napoleon just lied to them. Moreover, Napoleon executed the animals that betrayed him and supposedly helped Snowball on the other farm. This was completely unfair, and after the exile of the various animals, some started to notice that everyone on the farm was being treated without any respect whatsoever. “They were executed immediately, and fresh precautions for Napoleon’s safety were taken.” (Orwell 95) Even though Napoleon was already guarded by vicious dogs, more precautionary measures were taken.
The animals’ desire to overthrow a man and gain freedom lead by the opinion that "Man is the only real enemy we have. Remove Man from the scene, and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished for ever. Man is the only creature that consumes without producing." (Orwell 1945:2) tricked them into idealistic concept of equality, believed in due to the ignorance of many of the farm inhabitants. Orwell satirizes the system of communism built on the belief that the autocracy is necessary until the superior beings take over the control, in this case the pigs.
Fables are significantly viewed upon because of their twisted display of valuable morals and teachings. Fables focus on a precise theme or concept that is interestingly portrayed with the use of animals. *CONTROVERSIAL question* The fictional, fable novel Animal Farm, by George Orwell teaches that abuse of authority, deceitful tactics, and pursuing power will lead to rebellion resulting in corruption. Animal Farm thoroughly depicts the major causes of rebellion in hope of preventing the future of any corruption similar to the true history of the novel. Taking authority for granted is dangerous.
Animal Farm: How Napoleon Stayed In Charge Having superiority over something is not easy. If put in the wrong hands, having superiority could destroy something as big as a country. In the story Animal Farm by: George Orwell a pig named Napoleon wanted to establish superiority over Manor Farm, but farmer Jones was in charge of the farm. So, Napoleon and the other animals held a rebellion against farmer Jones and the other humans then the animals kicked the humans off the farm and Napoleon slowly turns into a dictator over the farm. Napoleon stayed in charge of the farm by using fear, propaganda, and Animalism.
Introduction In the canonical novel Animal Farm, George Orwell competently uses themes to position the reader to view Joseph Stalin as a tyrannical leader and create a scathing indictment on the Russian Revolution. Animal Farm is a masterwork of political satire and tale of oppressed uneducated underclass who longed for freedom but ultimately are exploited by assuming the very power that had originally oppressed them. 1st Paragraph - POWER THROUGH FEAR (JONES WILL COME BACK, DOGS) George Orwell shows that pigs use the power of fear by using former human rule and ferocious dogs to their own selfishness thus created fear amongst the animals. Reminding the other animals of the previous human ruler generated fear. This occurred because the
A person’s arrogance can be the complete downfall of a society. Arrogance is in everyone around us including the people who run countries and the world. Throughout the novel the main person who runs one of the most dangerous places in the world is completely driven by his arrogance and greed. Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton, shows how arrogance and greed are not good trades to have in people that make big, impactful decisions. The novel Jurassic Park is based on one man who has access to the most dangerous animals in the world and because of his arrogance and greed he refuses to think anything can go wrong.
Throughout history, a lust for power has created evil. This evil has the ability to change a person’s character completely. Unfortunately, this lust for power that is so common often results in the manipulation of the intellectually inferior. In the novella Animal Farm, George Orwell tells a story of a revolution, but also of corruption. On the Manor Farm, a group of farm animals work to exhaustion, day in and day out.
Power corrupts those who possess it. One who has power can lose the sense of right and wrong, so that morals do not matter. Absolute power corrupts those who possess it. This can be seen throughout history, such as during in World War II how Adolf Hitler’s power corrupted him, and proven by the actions of Napoleon in the allegory Animal Farm by George Orwell. Orwell shows the idea, power corrupts whose who possess it, in the novel through the characters of Farmer Jones, Napoleon, and Snowball.