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.
Explore how the greed and desire for power leads to corruption and violence in ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Animal Farm’. The tragedy Macbeth, written by Shakespeare, has a prevailing theme of ambition and power. The play focusses on how the eponymous hero’s lust for power changes his own mind and how it affects the characters around him. The audience witnesses how Macbeth transitions from the brave and loyal soldier, to a corrupt tyrant who would murder his friends to secure his status as King of Scotland. The novella Animal Farm written by George Orwell shares this theme of a lust for power.
Even so, Animal Farm comes out victorious, but not before the deaths of many humans and animals. Adolf Hitler and his relations with Russia are very similar. The instigator of the Holocaust and World War II, Hitler was very crafty and very cruel, and saw the Russian Revolution as an opportunity. In the Moltov-Rippentrop pact, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agreed on border states. This surprised the citizens of both countries and the rest of the world because of the open hostility between the two.
Animal farm parodies the events of the Russian Revolution mocks humanity’s morally weak government foundations. Under the rule of animalism, the seven commandments are representing their views of equality, allegorical of communism; this is further enforced through the characterisation of animals which draw links to past figures. These ideals are epitomised by Old Major, “a majestic looking pig” who poses as an allegory to Karl Marx the founder of communism. Old Major’s dream of an ideal world was brilliant but unrealistic. Through his speech, Major shapes one of the Revolution’s key notions, stating “Even when you have conquered him do not adopt his vices,”
This results in dictatorships, with leaders like Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. They (and others) get ideas in their heads how things should be, and their self-motivation and their own ideas are where they draw their inspiration from when they make decisions. In the novella Animal Farm, Napoleon starts out small, being on the opposing side of all arguments, staying behind and fulfilling his own desires, for example when he drinks the milk that was for all the animals. He takes advantage of all the animals. He gets bigger ideas about how things should be, and eventually goes against all the principles that the animals had all agreed upon at the beginning of the rebellion.
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.
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.
Squealer Manipulative Ways Animal Farm, written by George Orwell is an allegory reflecting the horrifying effects of a totalitarian government. One of Orwell’s characters, Squealer (based on Vyacheslav Molotov) is a clever and very persuasive pig. His job: to promote Napoleons personal image and later on, become his intermediary. He cunningly justifies “Comrade Napoleons” actions when the other animals begin to question his authority. He exploits the animals on Animal Farm by using erroneous information and abusing their emotions as techniques to sway them.
Squealer is in Animal Farm to illustrate the effect propaganda has on the masses, and how the masses easily change their minds. The allegory fits because the way Napoleon tyrannizes his people without opposition is similar to Stalin's regime. Squealer employs techniques from the entire spectrum of propaganda. He uses confusing vocabulary, impenetrable statistics, and limits the terms of any debate. HE uses glittering generalities, like "freedom" (from Jones) and "justice" (against Snowball).
The farmers were politically involved and feared the idea of capitalism. The farmers, the factory workers, the miners, and the railroad workers forged an alliance that although was more prominent in the farmer’s thinking than the other workers, produced lasting results. After close examination of historical literature, the ideals of the American farmers and of the workers in the American industries, indicators of the failure of the reconstruction of the economics of America became