Dystopian Society

Topics: Dystopia, Utopia, Ayn Rand Pages: 3 (515 words) Published: October 8, 2013
Dystopian Society

The books Anthem by Ayn Rand and Animal Farm by George Orwell

are both written about dystopian society, and the most imperfect and

dismal society. Both authors write about humans –or animals- failing to

create a utopia or perfect society. Though both authors use different points

of view, language style, and voice the same theme is expressed: a perfect

society where everyone is equal cannot exist.

Anthem is from Equality 7-2521 view point he who has a curse that

causes him to want things more than he is suppose too and appreciate

some things more than others which in his society is considered

illegal. Equality 7-2521 is the protagonist in the book. He struggles of

being able to express his own individualism from everyone else in his

city. In Animal Farm the pigs deceive the other animals many times,

because they add words to the laws, they control basically everything as

the other animals are forced to work for them. The pigs love the feeling of

power that they drive Animal Farm to its downfall, which is a great example

of a dystopian society.

Equality 7-2521 rebels against the government that he lives in, like the

animals rebel against their farmer in Animal Farm. The ending of Anthem

is when Equality 7-2521 escapes from his city with the one he loves named

Liberty 5-3000 which is forbidden but, Animal Farm is about the new

society that’s created after the rebellion and how it starts out promising but

eventually it is driven into the ground by the animals themselves. Animal

Farm ends with all the pigs sitting at the table in the house drinking whisky

with the other farmers and the animals don’t know how to tell humans from

pigs because they all look the same. It's like saying that the pigs are an

illusion to Mr. Jones the owner from the beginning of the book and part of

the middle.

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