The Corruption Of Communism In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men...” said Lord Acton, a 19th century British historian, concerning the morality of men in power. This principle is largely evident to political leaders, especially Communist leaders in the 20th century. Animal Farm, written by George Orwell, is a political satire novella written to reveal the corruption of Communism in Soviet Russia. Orwell uses Communism and Animalism in Animal Farm to define the theme of corruption by explaining how one group is superior to others in an expected egalitarian society and by demonstrating how people in power without control or opposition abuse it. Undoubtedly Communist societies stress the importance of

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