Animal Farm Essay

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The failure of Animalism is the result of gross abuse of power. Discuss The original thought of animalism was not only to have the animals successfully run a farm, but to live by certain rules. These rules included, all animals are equal, no animal shall kill another, and no animals shall drink, wear clothes, sleep in beds, or do anything else that has to do with humans and their characteristics. This dream become a failure because Napoleon disobeyed all of these rules throughout the fable of Animal Farm. The thought of Animalism failed because Napoleon’s selfish nature, and incapability to follow the rules because he found it inconvenient. From the start of the fable. Napoleon started breaking the commandment that was “all animals are equal”. Napoleon had all the milk and apples set aside for the pigs. Napoleon put forward the idea that the pigs are very dependant on these things for survival, and that it was in the interest of the entire farm that they be set aside for them. The others were convinced of this by Squealer’s arguments that “milk and apples…. Contain substances absolutely necessary to the well being of a pig” As well as reminding them that they don’t want Mr. Jones back. Another difference on the farm to the commandmants was that only the pigs were allowed to sleep in the farmhouse. Not only that but also among the pigs there was diversity. Napoleon has Mr.Jones’ bedroom all to himself. An unusual excuse was give, and this was that the pigs needed extra rest, because they had to organise everything and such, but the end result was that all the pigs were to live in the comfort of the house, whilst the rest of the animals were to sleep on the hay in the barn. The biggest diversity on Animal Farm was that no animal stood up to Napoleon. It was a democracy . After Snowball was forced to leave the farm, Napoleon made the call that there

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