George Orwell Influence On Animal Farm

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Animal Farm is a fable about animals who rebel against the cruelties of their farmer, drive out their human masters, and run the farm themselves—with ambitions to create an “‘animalist’ republic” in which “all animals are equal” (“George,” Contemporary, “George,” St. James). Despite the farm animals overcoming difficulties through equality and cooperation, the the pigs, who assume more power under the leadership of Napoleon, manipulate the other animals (“George,” St. James). Gradually, the original slogan of equality transforms into "but some animals are more equal than others” (Hopkinson 283). In the end, the farm returns to its original ways with Napoleon restoring relationships with the human farmers and the animals submitting to greater …show more content…
In fact, George Woodcock states that the author put his birth name on his tombstone, for Eric Blair would fade while George Orwell would survive as a literary legend (Rodden). Because of his long journey to success, his ability to ignore controversy, and his death at the peak of his fame, Orwell went down in history as an admirable figure (“George,” Contemporary). Even though his fame could have been secured earlier in his career, he stood for his values that often lost him support; Orwell continually prioritized his ideals of social justice and individual opportunity (Forman). When speaking of a fellow author, Orwell unknowingly highlighted characteristics that apply to himself: “‘a man who is always fighting against something, who fights in the open and is not frightened, . . . who is generously angry . . . a nineteenth-century liberal [and] a free intelligence’” (“George,” Contemporary). Through the expression of his political and ideological stances, in addition to his personal determination, loyalty, and honesty, Orwell survives as a distinct author within English

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