Animal Farm Essay - Humanity Behaviour

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Better or Worse?

In George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm, the animals demonstrate several ways of how humanity behaves. The novel is an allegory with animals illustrating human behaviour during the Russian Revolution. Throughout this time, the main aspect of human behaviour in the novel is the animals showing the worst of their intentions, however there are also good qualities exposed. The better quality that was showed most was loyalty meanwhile the awful qualities revealed was greed, and the corruption.

Loyalty is a quality that shows steadfast in one’s allegiance to a person or cause or to one’s country or sovereign. Loyalty was generally shown by Boxer in the novel. Boxer is the farm’s most hard-working and loyal worker. As a strong and loyal draft horse, Boxer plays a big role; he was one of the main animals to lead the actual revolution when they drove the farm men out of the farm. He then later defended the farm twice when humans made their efforts to take the farm over, both times managing to drive the humans back off the territory. Napoleon often took advantage of Boxer’s loyalty and later on Boxer became so devoted to his leader, his slogan was, “Napoleon is always right.” (Orwell, 1989, 6)

He again made another quote,
“"Ah, that is different!" said Boxer.”If Comrade Napoleon says it, it must be right.".” (Orwell, 1989, 6) This was Boxer’s response to nearly all problems. Loyalty is one of the best of human qualities and is revealed throughout the entire novel. Without loyalty, no leader can sustain success. But to achieve it, a leader must convince everyone in the society that they are valued and will get the support and guidance they need whenever they require it. Napoleon really abused his power and corrupted the farm by taking advantage over the animals’ loyalty.

Corruption is one of worst qualities shown in the novel. It literally means to destroy. It can relate to the abuse of power in decision-making processes. It is a form of...
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