The pigs attempt to hide their oppressive nature by calling the animals comrade. However, this phrase carries no meaning, as no mutual respect exists between them. As this dynamic progresses on the farm, Napoleon begins to be glorified in a similar manner to the way in which Mr. Jones experienced glorification previously. The animals easily fall victim to this, as they feel respect by only being called comrade, shedding light on their ignorance. Before the animals know it, the previous commandments are changed to “ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS” (Orwell 134).
Animal Farm', written by George Orwell, relates through use of allegory and rhetoric the details of the then-in-power Soviet Union. Using fictional characters to portray real people, George Orwell uses allergory, a type of metaphor, to teach people the dangerous situation of the Soviet Union. He used symbols and fictional events to convey the message of the story – that is, to reflect on the Russian Revolution of 1917, and denounce the injustice of Stalinism. A story of such depth then, is quite important to our society. However, many fail to understand the deeper meaning of many of its symbols and fictiscious portrayals.
This shows the tension between the tenant farmers and the authorities. In several places in The Grapes of Wrath, there are examples of this fear coming out to harm the Okies into submission. One instance of this appears when a third person narrator explains that “ the owners hated [the Okies] because the owners knew they were soft and the Okies strong, that they were fed and the Okies hungry; and perhaps the owners had heard from their grandfathers how easy it is to steal land from a soft man if you are fierce and hungry and armed. The owners hated them,” (Steinbeck, 300). This awareness of the potential threat brought with the Okies and other farmers was a large source of the persecution shown to the lower class in 1930’s California.
Due to this, the novel written by George Orwell is clearly a dystopia. Orwell composed Animal Farm as an allegory of the Russian Revolution. He wanted his readers to understand what an unsuccessful society looks like, and how power can lead to corruption, like it did in Russia under Stalin’s rule. Citizens became narcissistic, and a totalitarianism government developed. For a society to truly prosper, it must be occupied by citizens who do not have excessive interests in only
As a reader the mood comes across very negative. Both Napoleon and Big Brother control the animals like dictators and do not give them much freedom whatsoever. Both the animals and the citizens from these two stories are hopeless and powerless compared to their leaders. In Animal Farm, Napoleon did not care for the other animals needs, he secretly took the milk for the dogs he was raising. “Never mind the milk, comrades!” cried Napoleon, placing himself in front of the buckets.
The characters and their developments contribute towards the creation and destruction of a tyrannical government. One instance includes the similarities between the main protagonist of V for Vendetta, Evey, and the common animals of Animal Farm. Orwell says from the perspective of the animals in Animal Farm, “If she could have spoken her thoughts, it would have been to say that this was not what they aimed at when they had set themselves years ago for the overthrow of the human race.” (Orwell 58). Being the ‘victims of system’, both characters saw that something was going wrong with the government they thought had no flaws. However, the difference between them was that while the animals stayed silent and allowed their oppressive bureaucracy to maintain control, Evey overcame the fears she once had and conspired with V, a
In Animal farm, Napoleon control the animals by restricting their education level. In the Animal farm, besides the pigs, most of the animals were uneducated. What will happen if everyone in the society stay uneducated? There will be no one that can possibly make a clear and distinct decision for themselves about what is right and what is wrong. If they allowed a ruler to have absolute control over their lives, then the ruler would probably become corrupt from this power.
Overall, Victor had the opportunity to infer that testing nature and bringing in something against the morals and ethics of most universally would suffer consequences, yet the monster never chose to be created and had no option but to try to live a normal life in an un-normal form. Ultimately, we can 't blame the monster for his acts because he was not able to comprehend the weight of his actions. In essence, Victor is the true monster because he created a creature that had a hopeless future in their society and abandoned his creation to raise itself. Beyond just his unfair treatment of the people around him, we were able to conclude he was evil by his thoughts and actions.
In the beginning equality and the opinions of others were heavily emphasised but slowly those basic fundamental ideas originally put in place to prevent another corrupt owner were dismissed by Napoleon and his gang of pigs. He strategically took away the rights of others and in place of those rights he put in place fear and blind obedience all in a scheme to rule Animal Farm by himself. His conformity can not be seen at face value but when you analyze his behavior you start to notice and understand he in fact mimics the exact behavior of the owner prior to his rule. He takes over the farm using violence and manipulation and contributes nothing to the
What he expected as a teacher was to be respected and powerful. However, he was ridiculed by his own students that did neither, while evening referring to him as the ‘Goose’ which represents a jerk and mocked his physical appearance (Andrei Chikatilo's Childhood par 4). Further jealously of his student’s sexual and love lives, irritated Chikatilo to react in a physically abusive way towards his pupils to express his control over them. Nevertheless, he was able to find jobs at other schools, continuing his abuse as no concrete punishment was ever given (Serial Killer A-Z: Andrei Chikatilo par 2). Chikatilo is not alone in abusing authoritative power on people who depend on him as this is a problem in every society.