George Orwell 's Animal Farm And 1984 Essay

1038 Words Feb 10th, 2016 5 Pages
In the novels written by George Orwell, Animal Farm and 1984, there is an dystopian society with a totalitarian leadership. Both of the novels have a dictator. The ruler in Animal Farm is the pig Napoleon. The pigs start the book oppressed by the human leader, Mr. Jones. The animals soon rebel and the pigs take over. Napoleon quickly becomes the totalitarian dictator over the other animals because he believes that he is stronger and better than the other animals. The ruler in 1984 is Big Brother. Big Brother is a ideal that is publicized in order to keep control of the people. Winston is a person that lives under the rule of Big Brother and is brought to the Ministry of Love to be punished after rebelling. Orwell 's’ purpose was to express that overall power corrupts society and people 's mind completely.
Orwell wrote both Animal Farm and 1984 as satires on society, with a focus on corruption of power and adoption of collectivism. When there is a single overriding power in charge of everything, there is no outlet for individuals to seek their own goals and ideals; suppression of the individual creates an environment that promotes collective thinking, and thus societal stagnation. One example in 1984 is the Two Minutes of Hate “The horrible thing about the Two Minute Hate was not that one was obligated to act a part, but, on a contrary, that it was impossible to avoid joining in. Within thirty seconds any pretence was always unnecessary. A hideous ecstasy of fear and…

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