Animal Farm By George Orwell Essay

1770 Words Nov 14th, 2015 8 Pages
If one has or receives too much control, will it cloud one 's personal beliefs and ideas? Some may assume power is something one can benefit from. But the hold it can sometimes take can be overwhelming and controlling. Animal Farm, by George Orwell, is a an allegorical and a dystopian fable about an atrocious drunk farmer who can 't seem to attain to his farm in a mannerly way. The novella starts off with the animals getting influenced by what their life would be like if animals were equal. The animals want change and freedom from Mr. Jones 's selfish hold. Unfortunately the power and greed begin to develop in some of the animal 's heads causing the idea of equality to become something of the past. The pig’s desire for power causes their heads to become filled with something not along the lines of equality, but more along the line of a thirst for a ruling power. In the end the other animals can’t see the difference between Mr. Jones and the pigs themselves. A quote from the end of the novel, describing how the other animals saw the pigs. "No question now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which" (118). This fable has many examples of literary elements such as allegory, symbolism, personification, conflict and irony. The literary elements in this story tie to the themes in this novel. The themes that occur include,…

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