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Topics: Second Intifada, Israel, Oslo Accords Pages: 3 (872 words) Published: September 21, 2014
Cheyenne Steel
Carter
English 9
15/14
Comparison Essay
Animal Farm and The Palestinian Arab-Israeli Conflict of 1946

In writing Animal Farm, the author Orwell illustrates disillusionment with socialist revolution. Although the novel has often been linked with the Russian Revolution of 1916, it still has contemporary relevance. The Palestinian Arab-Israeli Conflict parallels Animal Farm in three different ways, rallying flag, despotism, and equality.

When joining in to sing an anthem, you are making a commitment to stand by and believe in what it truly represents, this makes a very good rallying tool. In the animal farm, Old Major introduces the anthem when he is talking to the animals in the barn. Beasts of England was made to represent what could be a possibility and something you can strive for and make happen. For the animals it was to be treated correctly, fed properly, and have free will. The animals sing this anthem, “…Rings shall vanish from our noses, And the harness from our back, Bit and spur shall rust forever, cruel whips no more shall crack…” - (Orwell 9). Fida’I, the Palestinian national anthem, was to reunite the people and their freedom at the time of the conflict. “My country my country, my country my land, land of ancestors, Fida’I fida’I, my people, people of eternity…” Both these anthems were so powerful they both had to be changed. At the end of the book the anthem goes, “Animal farm, Animal farm, Never through me shalt thou come to harm..” – (Orwell 62) The Palestinian title of the anthem was also changed to, “My Redemption,” but not the lyrics. When Orwell wrote this book he was aware and considerate to the power and sensitivity to the meaning of the words and voice when Old Major introduces Beasts of England.

When a single entity rules with absolute power, they become the ruler or leader of a certain government. In the Animal Farm, after Old Major had influenced the others to rebel against Mr. Jones, they had...

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