Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely

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Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely Absolute monarchies are those in which all power is given to or, as is more often the case taken by the monarch and is the route to all evil. Animal Farm is a fable that portrays corruptions relating the events in the fable leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917. Majority of the characters are corrupted by power, mainly the pigs as they try to get at a higher position on the farm. In this fable the animals talk, think and fight like humans. In Animal Farm, the author, George Orwell, shows how “Absolute power corrupts absolutely!” For instance, the first sign of corruption is shown by Farmer Jones ill treatment of the animals. He is a drunken man whose life is poorly living. He works his animals to the last pulp, whips them for the fun of it because in his mind he is the one in charge and who they must obey and he feeds them the minimum rations of food. Farmer Jones is neither considerate nor passionate for his animals and it is noticed that he only tends to the animals because of the profit he is receiving. The first thing he does is drink whiskey and polishes bottle after bottle then he attempts to tend to the care of his animals which is performed poorly. The drunken life he lives and the mistreatment of the animals do not benefit him at all. The second sign of corruption is the pigs’ abuse of the resources provided on the farm. Having power over the animals allowed the pigs to gain special privileges which allowed them to gain ‘special’ things and the use their resources. The pigs taught themselves how to read & right. This was an advantage for them because it put them on a higher position on the farm because the other animals would have to get taught by them. Leadership begins there. The pigs decide to drink the milk and eat the apples because they felt since they were doing hard work, teaching, they should
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