Animal Farm Dystopian Society Analysis

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When figuring out how to determine what makes a successful society, there are many traits that can determine if a society is successful or not. In a utopian society, they have a place or an area that is impeccable with the politics, laws, customs, and condition. While a dystopian society, they have an illusion of a perfect society that is maintained through corporate, bureaucratic, technological, moral, or totalitarian control. These terms relate to Animal Farm due to the animals are controlled bureaucratic by a pig named Napoleon, who is somewhat a relentless ruler of the farm and he starts to shape it into a dystopian society. Characteristics of a dystopian society that are in Animal Farm is Propaganda is used to control the citizens of the …show more content…
Well, it is not a figurehead that is worshipped by the citizens, it is actually the rule system that they follow and it couldn’t be altered. The rule system is called Animalism. There were seven commandments that they had to follow. A few of them include no animal shall wear clothes, no animal shall sleep in a bed, all animals are equal and many more. The animals had to follow the rules of Animalism. A quote to support that their where rule that they had to follow is, “Snowball and Napoleon sent for a ladder which they caused to be set against the end wall of the big barn. They explained that by their studies of the past three months the pigs had succeeded in reducing the principles of Animalism to Seven Commandments. These Seven Commandments would now be inscribed on the wall; they would form an unalterable law by which all the animals on Animal Farm must live for ever after” (Orwell 24). These Seven Commandments were followed practically throughout the whole story and they were unaltered. These rules may seem ludicrous to us, but the animals thought that these rules were exceptional. Most of the animals followed them except for Mollie and a few of the pigs but, this will happen later throughout the story. But, the pigs don’t dearth into getting in trouble for breaking the commandments so they change them A quote that can support this is, “One night at about …show more content…
The reason the animals is because of a testimony made by a pig named Old Major. He tells us a dream that he had a day ago. He told the animals that should rebel because the animals are the only ones on the farm that produce anything. A quote that can support this is, “Man is the only real enemy we have. Remove Man from the scene and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished for ever. 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 7-8). Old Major is telling the animals that they are the only one to produce something on the farm that is tangent to the humans. The animals get nothing for the work on the farm. In a perfect utopia, everyone does the work equally. We can see that there is a power struggle between animals and humans. The humans don’t do anything but, the animals have to do all of the work on the farm. If it was a utopia the work would be equal among the humans and the animals. Another instance that it could be a dystopian society is when they are going to build a windmill that is going to make the animals have less stress and work to do on the farm. Snowball who is a

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