Animal Farm By George Orwell Essay
As humans, we express a variety of natures – one of the most treacherous and corrupted traits that we possess is greed. This execrable nature is demonstrated in George Orwell’s profound novel, Animal Farm. Mr. Jones, the often drunk farmer who ran Manor Farm before the animals staged their rebellion and established Animal Farm, is an excellent example of man’s avaricious nature. Old Major, the elderly prized boar who inspired the revolution, states,
Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals. He sets them to work, he gives back to them the bare minimum that will prevent them from starving, and the rest he keeps for himself (Orwell 7).