Animal Farm By George Orwell Essay

1916 Words Feb 10th, 2016 8 Pages
When a person is no longer able to work on behalf of the their community in the modern world, whether it be from old age, injury, or any other miscellaneous reason, they are generally regarded highly and and looked up to greatly by the general public. However, in two of George Orwell’s most famous novels, that simply is not the case; instead, even the most loyal and devoted citizens will be deemed worthless if they are unable to continue serving their government. Animal Farm tells the story of a group of animals who commandeer a farm after being horribly mistreated by the farmer. However, soon after taking control of the situation, three pigs rise to the top to become the official leaders and shape the community into a totalitarian dictatorship. Boxer is one of the farm’s hardest workers and has a strong, if misguided, belief that the pigs will help Animal Farm to thrive. In 1984, the reader follows Winston Smith as he fights for true freedom in a dystopian society where individual thought is criminalized and citizens are expected to support Big Brother, the dictator, at all costs. The character Tom Parsons make several appearances, and, like Boxer, puts in as much effort as possible to help the Inner Party rule Oceania easily. However, when all is said and done, even though Boxer of Animal Farm and Parsons of 1984 express very similar, idealistic traits, they are both deemed to be citizens without any value to their respective government.
On the most basic level, Boxer and…

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