Animal Farm Totalitarianism

Topics: Animal Farm, George Orwell, The Animals, Leon Trotsky, Political corruption, Communism / Pages: 2 (388 words) / Published: May 30th, 2016
Both Orwell and Darnell showed negative perceptions of totalitarianism. After Old Major’s death, the changes to government in Animal Farm made the majority happier - the farm had a sense of equality and self-subsistence. However, this was not long-lasting; everything began to change when Napoleon became power hungry, and used his superior intelligence for self-gain. Comparatively, ANTZ showed individualism and rebellion against dictatorship in a positive light. The colony was saved because of it. By the end of Animal Farm, the majority of the animals were starving, cold, tired and miserable; and would have been better off the way they had started. General Mandible was a cruel dictator, who believed that the ants should sacrifice their lives for the good of the colony. When Z showed the other ants they had …show more content…
The pigs in animal farm used mind control, intimidation, torture, terror, and violence to viciously govern the rest of the animals. Also, the not so subtle alterations to the original commandments confused the animals immensely and made them question their own perceptions and stability, particularly “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” Fraudulent leadership in ANTZ was prevalent particularly through the threats and intimidation tactics that General Mandible used to gain information. In Orwell’s Animal Farm, the death of Boxer and the repercussions on Benjamin played into the audience’s emotions and made their hatred for Napoleon and his role stronger. ANTZ however, used the theme of romance to connect with the viewer personally. The many obstacles for Z and Bala made the chance of a happy ending seem impossible. General Mandible would not let their romance blossom, as he wanted to marry Bala - purely so he was closer to royalty - and of course, his general resentment for Z. In very diverse ways, both the film and novel centralised the idea of corrupt

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