Topics: Animal Farm, Marxism, Totalitarianism Pages: 2 (758 words) Published: April 29, 2013
Margaret Yang
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Tucker Communism

Communism is a great way for everyone to be equal but it is not the most successful way since leaders usually tend to get power hungry and the government is unfair like a dictatorship. In the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell, communism is presented on a setting of a farm where the animals revolt against the cruel farm owner Mr. Jones. George Orwell presents the leader Napoleon as a dictator who is cruel. In his novel, George Orwell gives his opinion that all leaders are power hungry and greedy. In the novel the pigs are portrayed as royal while the other animals are displayed as a hard working lower class. George Orwell relates this to the government in Russia. George Orwell shows how communism can be disguised for what really is a dictatorship. According to the novel, Orwell sends a message through about communism and how it will never work because the workers will never work as hard for the government as they will for themselves. Communism would’ve never stayed the same since the animals would start to notice that they are working to hard and they are not getting enough for themselves. Orwell’s theory expressed by his novel were based on how communism was bad, it would never work or stay equal, and leaders will always be greedy and hungry for power.

In the novel Animal Farm, Napoleon, Stalin, was presented as a power hungry pig that kicked out Snowball, Trotsky, to give all power to himself. Napoleon tricked the animals into thinking everything was equal when in actuality the rations of the food was unfair, the pigs where allowed to sleep in. There is a system of class on the farm. Orwell makes one of the commandments, “All animals are equal but some are more equal than others.” (265,266Orwell). This quotation demonstrates how the animals are equal but some animals, the pigs, are more equal than the rest of the animals. The pigs will always have more power than...
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