Throughout the ages, abuse of power has been occurring all over the world. Abuse of power is when, a person or the people who hold the power are not taking responsibility and mistreating it. These themes are represented in many Novels, poetry, drama and films. The novel Animal Farm and the film Erin Brockovich are two texts which explore these timeless themes. This assignment will compare and contrast how power has been abused and the effects of the abuse of power occur in both the book and the film. Both novel and film are base of real live events.
What is Power? Power is the ability to control and having power should be treated as a responsibility. If a person is wealthy he holds the power. If you are the Prime Minister, President, king or queen you have power. When one person by himself holds absolute power and he does not treat it responsibly, the power can easily be abused. When power is abused it means the person or the people who hold the power take advantage of it. This leaves the people not in control powerless. Powerless is when people have no confidence to stand up for their rights, just like what is happening in some countries today. Being powerless influences people lives negatively and it can lead to poverty. A person who looks toward power as control over other is more likely to a misuse their power. On the other hand, people who look at power as a responsibility are the persons who are capable of holding the power.
Animal Farm by George Orwell is an allegory based on real life events which occurred in Russia between 1917-1945. George Orwell’s purpose of writing Animal farm was the political leader to be more aware of how they used their power. George Orwell has constructed his characters well and meaningfully. Animals farm is a story, animals rebelling against farmer Jones who mistreat animals in the farm. They rebel for better future and it turn out the new leader ‘Napoleon’ was no