Animal Farm Compare and Contrast

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Animal Farm Compare and Contrast
In George Orwell’s illustrious novel Animal Farm, he writes about an animal society that plots to over throw the human race. In the story, the leaders of their communist like society, abuse their authority and in their end the pigs fall from power and ends with a devastating effect. This aspect of the story symbolizes human violence in the today’s culture. In the book the different animal species get separated into social groups according to their intelligence and education. For example in the book the leader of the rebellion are the pigs while the chickens get treated like slaves to the rest.

One lesson that is taught in Animal Farm that how the Pigs abused their power to be controlling over the other animals. Throughout the book the pigs became used their smarts to manipulate the others to get to the top. This was greatly expressed through the eyes of two major characters, Snowball and Napolean. When Old Major dies, the pigs, seized power as nobles in comparison, and placed every animal on the farm into unfair social classes. Also in the book they follow they’re social class orders according to the Seven Commandments written by Snowball. This was their set of laws that were forced upon the animals of the farm. One of the laws said was, “four legs good, two legs bad.” (p.51) This line from the Seven Commandments instances the books many examples of propagandizing, which Orwell uses to point out the way the pigs abuse their power over Osornio 2

the others. For example towards the end of the book it all changes into one law, and that was, “All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.”(p.133) This quote is obviously ironic because the makers of these set of laws were the pigs, and they pushed it against the others animals. They wrote this law because they thought they were superior to the other animals. This shows a lesson to people and it...
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