'Animal Farm', written by George Orwell depicts the events of the Russian Revolution through the theme of power and corruption, The hierarchical structure of Animal Farm helps the pigs power by having the system favour and revolve around the pigs. The hierarchical system of Animal Farm places the pigs at the top and puts all of the other animals at the bottom, the pigs are placed at the top due to their intelligence and ability to manipulate the other animals. This then keeps all of the other animals at the bottom as they cannot emulate the pigs traits.
The hierarchical structure of 'Animal Farm' shows how society is split into classes. The novel shows this by how the pigs who are at the top treat the other animals, often in a poor way. "All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others. pg.90" this commandment in the story shows how some animals are more "equal" or dominant than others, in this case the pigs. Throughout the book, the pigs never lifted a trotter in most occasions, "All that year the animals worked like slaves...Throughout the spring and summer they worked a sixty-hour week." (pg.40.) By the pigs propaganda and intelligence, all the animals were easily manipulated to doing all the hard work, believing that it was for their own benefit as well as happily working for the pigs. These social classes, creates a hierarchical structure within 'Animal Farm' where the pigs being at the top of the system while the other animals at the bottom.
The pigs are placed at the top due to the system of 'Animal Farm' being made by the pigs themselves and that it favours the pigs instead of all animals. The pigs naturally being smart started to dominate right after the rebellion happened in the novel. Since none of the other animals were smart enough to fend for themselves after living on the farm without a leader, they were naturally drawn to the pigs as the pigs were already proposing ideas for the future, the animals eventually