Dreams Shattered In George Orwell's Animal Farm
“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly,” by Langston Hughes. Throughout life, people look for dreams, inspirations, and hopes. People dream as a child to live a castle, strive for change when needed, and hope to be successful. However, dreams cannot all come true for everyone all the time; some people have to fall under the radar in order for others to prosper. George Orwell uses the metaphor of Old Major to represent Karl Marx’s Dream of a society of equality. Old Major’s dreams become the main irony of the book, because the corrupted become the corruptors. This ironic theme in the book reveals the truth about dreams: dreams, made to inspire, contradict the reality of hope and cause a corrupted situation.
Without a man to exploit the weak, life would improve drastically. Old Major’s hope of eliminating the exploiter encouraged the animals to revolt; however, the plan of eliminating the exploiter may not work as well as excepted. For instance, in the first chapter, Old Major informed to animals about the dangers of human exploitation. When Old Major says, “Even when you …show more content…
What we call chaos is just patterns we haven’t recognized. What we call random is just patterns we can’t decipher. What we can’t understand we call nonsense… There is no free will. They are no variables,” by Chuck Palahniuk. Old Major’s dream had no positive effect: life ended up in the same class-based society because, like it or not, history just repeats itself. No matter how many times people want world peace nothing is going to change. Corruption and competition practically composes human’s DNA, some more than others, and this inner drive to power makes societies’ flaws impossible to fix. The world will never be a less corrupt society: it will only ease the troubles on a particular class; so, the question one should ask: how will this society benefit one’s