Essay about George Orwell 's 1984 And Animal Farm

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Power, although a necessity to keep societies in an orderly fashion, can immediately turn into absolute corruption in a matter of time. Power, such a malleable instrument, can lead to an unwieldy combination of complete totalitarianism against any who opposes the rule of the established government. In both of the novels, this is subtly, but effectively implemented to make the reader experience the development of the corruption, and the eventual total control of both societies. In both novels 1984 and Animal Farm, this is especially apparent given that the author directly focused and stressed this theme. George Orwell’s point of writing is to pose a warning against control, absolute power, and corruption. Animal Farm’s position on the warning of complete totalitarian control, and corruption is learned in the fifth chapter, when Napoleon exerts his power by using his dogs to rid Snowball of the farm. “Snowball was racing across the long pasture that led to the road. He was running as only a pig can run, but the dogs were close on his heels” (Animal Farm 53). Early on the reader is able to infer that Napoleon has an immense amount of power in Manor Farm, as he can easily purge any enemy or opposition that he encounters in his campaign. The sheer strength of his power is unmatched in this section of the novel, not a single animal nor human is able to interfere with his livelihood. Napoleon’s power only increases as time passes.
As Napoleon’s dominant power increases, it also…

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