Had the animals questioned Napoleon, the same way that they questioned their human masters, the farm animals would have remained equal in all walks of life. Instead, the rules slowly became twisted to benefit Napoleon and his followers. Animal farm isn’t the only literary example which illustrates why one must question authority. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is another work of fiction which paints the picture of a not-so-far-off dystopian society governed by a totalitarian government which makes corrupt decisions for what they believe to be the better of all people. The government authorizes book burning, brainwashing, and the killing of innocent people.
He is the head of the farm and obviously represents Joseph Stalin. Napoleon at first starts with a good intention as a leader, but later into his power he becomes more power hungry and greedy. So did Stalin in Russia, when he left the real equality of socialism behind, giving himself the privilege to live a luxurious life and have all the power while the common people of the country were suffering. Napoleon, gaining much power, starts showing his true side as a dictator. In the novel he slaughter many animals who have been suspected to be against him and his rulings.
Primarily, it is the message that is the same – to be cautious. In 'Animal Farm' at first it was the humans the animals were against – all animals were thus considered equal and safe. Yet as time continued, we see that many animals were unjustly murdered for either being unequal to the pigs, or being adversive to their leadership. We also see how the other animals that witnessed these injustices kept silent, for fear of the pigs, and for fear of going against the grain. As long as the pigs didn't come for them, they were fine to carry on with their lives.
Napoleon (the main pig in charge) from Animal Farm, started off trying to lead all the other animals away from the ways of the humans but ended up being in control and having power over the other animals in a selfish way. Napoleon would set the attack dogs that he had trained on anyone who threatened his position as leader. Whereas, in The Truman Show, Christoff is powerful because he thinks what he’s doing is good and he’s convinced everyone else that it’s good. The Truman Show proves that you can’t have power on your own because if Christoff
In the novel it is explained by Atticus that killing a mockingbird is a sin because they do not do anything to harm to us like nesting in corncribs, or eating up the gardens, they only sing for us. Multiple characters are symbolized as mockingbirds because it would be a sin to kill them as they only try and want to be a kind, civil person. Boo Radley is a misunderstood, and kind-hearted man who is represented as a mockingbird in the novel. Boo, due to the county's curiosity and fast pace spreading of rumours, is often perceived as monster “Inside the house lived a malevolent phantom” (Lee 8).
Manor Farm is a farm under Mr. Jones’ ownership, which is the farm where animals are being whip-lashed and nearly starved to death, because of this they decide to rebel and take over the farm. The author of the book Animal Farm, is George Orwell. Some of the main characters in this story are, Mr. Jones; the owner of the farm, Snowball; a pig, Napoleon; a pig; and Boxer; a horse. In Manor Farm, the animal were being mistreated so they wanted to rebel and take ownership of the farm. The animals went through a great deal of suffering and hard but it all paid off after they drove Mr. Jones out of the farm.
Using the examples of Napoleon and Boxer this essay will discuss the truths of human nature and express the traits of these characters both good and bad including; loyalty and obedience as well as selfishness and greed. Napoleon represents the corrupt political dictators that have been in power before and even after the novel was written. He slowly and subtly put himself into power of the farm and was very manipulative in the way he got there. The animals were always ensured that everything he did was for the good of the farm but as the book goes on Napoleon’s hunger for power is revealed. It shows the extent he will go and lies he will tell to ensure the power he has isn’t taken away.
After the death of Lenin, there was a power struggle, in which the new dictator is extremely ruthless and paranoid. In both situations it caused various individuals to have their rights taken away while other individuals took advantage of the situation.The allegory in Orwell’s novel, Animal Farm, reveals the conflict between individual rights and societal concern as certain individuals only took interest in their own welfare and disregard societal concern. The actions of Napoleon, a Berkshire boar who takes leadership of Animal Farm, is similar to Joseph Stalin’s, the new dictator of the USSR, as they both kill for their own greed of power. An instance where Napoleon had killed for his own benefit would be when the nine dogs, that Napoleon has raised, executed that animals that had confessed to being in league with
After he exiled Snowball off of Animal Farm the food supply gets was a little less for the animals than when Mr. Jones was around. Napoleon had kept majority of the food for him and other pigs to eat. This point goes back to how Napoleon was selfish showing that in Animal Farm power does corrupt those who posses it. In the book Animal Farm Orwell shows us that power corrupts those who possess it through the character Napoleon by showing us he is selfish, manipulative, and abusive. Napoleon likes to do things and worry for his own good and not worry that much about his citizens.
Under the rule of the Soviet Union, Stalin succeeded in creating a society where those within the government such as himself were held above everyone else. He developed a plan anchored around controlling the economy and the forced collection of Soviet agriculture. Stalin incited the Great Purge, in which a series of campaigns were designed to rid Russia of the Communist party and other parts of society he deemed a threat. The totalitarian society under Stalin created led to many casualties in World War II. By the end of his dictatorship, Stalin is estimated to have killed an estimated 20 million, all while expanding Soviet Russia’s sphere of influence.