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The Influence Of Social Class In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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Imagine, you go to work to support your family, you put in 50 hours a week, yet you don 't get treated or paid the same amount as other people because you have less of a education. In numerous occasions, the higher class gets away with doing little to no work and get rewarded, leaving the lower class with doing all the work. The higher class has one goal, to manipulate the weaker individuals in order to gain power over them. In the allegorical novel Animal Farm, by George Orwell, Napoleon sees those of lesser intelligence and power as a door to the infinite rule over the animals, leaving them manipulated similarly to those of different social classes. First of all, Napoleon and Squealer easily manipulated the animals because they had no ability to read due to lack of education. In many instances, Napoleon used the animals lack of education to change the Seven Commandments and better fit the pig 's needs. For example, when the pigs changed one of the commandments to benefit themselves, the animals couldn 't tell if the rule was changed or not: “They had thought the Fifth Commandment was ‘No animal shall drink alcohol,’ but there were two words that they had forgotten. But the Commandment read: ‘No animal shall drink alcohol to excess’” (Orwell 110). Napoleon and Squealer learned how to read and never taught the other animals how to, this shows how the pigs used the other animal 's illiteracy to alter situations. After the other animals found out the pigs could read, they
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