Woojun Kim English 02/13/12 Similarity of North Korea and Animal Farm The Novel Animal Farm by George Orwell shows animal rebel against human and dominating the farm by one greedy animal. After rebellion, instead of human, pigs rule the animal farm. At first, animal farm is going to flourish, but greedy pigs finally ruined whole farm life. Minority’s greed ruined majority’s dream. When I finished the book, I thought this phenomenon is similar to modern communism country North Korea.
He uses many themes to convey his main points to this allegory, such as corruption, abuse of power and social order. The corruption of the self-appointed authorities of Animalism is also a crucial theme portrayed in Animal Farm. At the beginning of the story, we find the pigs in much the same predicament as the other animals on the farm. They are all exploited ruthlessly by an authority which cares little for their plight. Playing a leading role in the ensuing revolution the pigs find themselves with more and more power over the trusting and naïve population of Animal Farm.
The barn is a symbol because this was the place the pigs painted the seven commandments and then added their revisions, which represents the collective memory of a modern nation. The pigs did this to create Animalism and to ensure that the pigs would continue to rule over all of the animals. The working-class animals would puzzle over the changes but accept them. If the working-class believes history of lies from their oppressors, the will be less likely to question oppressive practices. The windmill is a symbol of the pigs’ manipulation of the other animals for their own gain.
Boyle’s novel When the Killings Done pays attention to these difficulties, which is what makes the novel such a compelling story. He tells us how both are fighting for animal rights but do so in different ways and that is what leads us through both of their internal conflicts. One of them, (Alma), has all the power in the world but doesn’t really want it and the other one, (Dave), lacks the power the other one has so he starts to question his motives. This all makes for a great irony story which is a must read for
In the essay, “Letter to President Pierce”, written by Chief Seattle, he stated, “We know the white men does not understand our ways. One portion of the land is the same as the next, for he is a stranger who comes in the night and takes from the land whatever he needs. The Earth is not his brother, but his enemy, and when he conquered it, he moves on” (Seattle 648). Mankind is selfish, and should treat every living organism with affection, not over use it for their needs. Buggy horses are tortured every day, just to die a disgusting death at the slaughterhouse the horse will be sent to when it cannot fight anymore.
The novel Animal Farm by George Orwell and the movie V for Vendetta demonstrate the dangers of bureaucratic leadership bodies, as they abuse language to their advantage, betray the loyalty entrusted to them, and eventually shift toward totalitarianism. In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, the dominant species also used lies and propaganda to secure their power. Squealer was the pig who served as the public relations person for Napoleon, the dictator of Animal Farm. Squealer used several techniques to persuade all the other animals. For example, he would take the Seven Commandments, the de-facto constitution of Animal Farm, and distort any connections the animals made between the actions of the pigs and the commandments.
Satire is used to criticise humanity’s creations, creating a mutual understanding between composer and audience. Through the use of literary devices, the flaws and hypocritical stances are identified within each text. This notion is explored in George Orwell’s allegory ‘Animal Farm,’ which is an allegorical representation of the Russian Revolution, illustrating flaws in our society with a mixture of black humour and critical attitude. The flaws of the human condition corrupt the dreams of Old Major. Napoleon and Snowball originally strive to fulfil Old Major’s dreams but due to the self centeredness of Napoleon, among others, the tenets of Animalism are systematically undermined throughout the novel.
Their deaths and Lennie’s eventual death result in the unfulfillment of the dream, leaving everyone lonely and without purpose. Dogs, both old and young, are a comfort to those with otherwise very lonely lives. Candy, the ranch worker, had grown attached to his old sheepdog, which he had had raised from when it was a puppy. His fellow ranch workers despised the dog, as it was useless and smelled bad, and eventually convinced Candy to have it shot. The dog, while of no working value, was a faithful companion to Candy.
The conflicts among the animals and the humans included the defeat of Mr. Jones the head farmer, the bombing of the main farm windmill twice, and the death of Boxer the farm’s trusty cart-horse. The conflicts in the book would be Man vs Man, and Man vs Society. Boxer could have been described as the most sympathetic character in the novel, Boxer symbolized all of the best qualities: dedication, and loyalty. However boxer suffered a major weakness a naïve trust and an inability to recognize corruption. Animal Farm proved the quote because, in order to reach their dreams and paradise, the animals had to encounter death and major destruction around them.
We see our pets as members of the family and cannot remember life without them in it. The treatment of animals says a lot about us and other people because “he who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealing with man” (Rachels). Cruelty to animals and violence towards people share common characteristics, for example, both types of victims are living creatures, feel pain and experience distress, and may die from their injuries. People who abuse animals are not only dangerous to their animal victims but may also be hazardous to