George Orwell 's Animal Farm And 1984 Essay

1444 Words Feb 10th, 2016 6 Pages
Imagine living in a state where one dictator rules over all and seeks complete power and dominance. No one is better than the dictator and one can not think differently. This form of government can also lead into totalitarianism. In a totalitarianistic state, the government exercises total control and one can be punished for speaking out against the government. In George Orwell’s Animal Farm and 1984, the two novels both contain these forms of government. Animal Farm tells the story of Napoleon, a power-hungry pig who takes control of the Manor Farm and slowly turns into the dictator the other animals never wanted. 1984 documents Big Brother, a mysterious figure who controls the totalitarianistic society of Oceania where thought is illegal. In Animal Farm and 1984, both by George Orwell, Napoleon and Big Brother practice similar methods of ruling over their citizens and owning complete power while living in parallel dystopian societies. To pick out some of the easiest traits, one needs to recognize that Big Brother and Napoleon do not share all their ways of ruling in common. They do contain some differences. One of the most obvious is how Big Brother and Napoleon handle resistance. “Without any further prompting, they confessed that they had been secretly in touch with Snowball ever since his expulsion… When they had finished their confession, the dogs promptly tore their throats out” (Animal Farm 92-93). Napoleon has a low tolerance towards traitors and any animal…

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