Similarities Between Animal Farm And 1984 By George Orwell

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George Orwell, born Eric Arthur Blair, lived throughout the first half of the twentieth century. A multitude of salient events occurred throughout these years. These events were comprised of the founding of the Bolshevik Party, the rise of Vladimir Lenin followed by that of Joseph Stalin, the assassination of Leon Trotsky and World War II. George Orwell was very politically active and felt so strongly about Communism, totalitarianism and their effects on society that he was compelled to write two books detailing their effects to warn people of the danger that lay ahead if these economic and government styles were to continue being practiced. George Orwell wrote the same book twice. These books detailed the devastating effects of the school of…show more content…
One of the main points that Orwell was trying to get across through writing these two books (Animal Farm and 1984) is that although at first, Communism may appear like a robust school of thought, it devolves at apace to corruption and a debasement of its original morals.Throughout Animal Farm the animals communistic society quickly becomes corrupt by the pigs, but mainly Napoleon. The pigs begin to steal the resources that are intended for all of the animals. Later on in the book Napoleon goes against the seven basic of Animalism by beginning to live in a house, sleep in a bed, wearing clothing, and drinking alcohol. He also then changes the Commandments so that the animals believe that their memory is faulty and they have only forgotten a few words. “the Fifth Commandment was, ‘ No animal shall drink alcohol ‘, but there were two words..they had forgotten...the Commandment read: ‘No animals shall drink alcohol to excess.” (p.109) In 1984 Orwell conveys this message through how quickly Big Brother and the Inner Party came to power the rest of the population posthaste. “The black-mustachio’d face gazed down from every commanding corner...Big Brother Is Watching You, the caption said...”
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