George Orwell 's Animal Farm Essays

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Communism is government system in which the major resources in a society—such as factories and farms—are owned by the public or the state, and wealth is divided among people equally or according to each person 's needs. In the book Animal Farm, George Orwell wrote about communism during World War II, using the term Animalism to represent Communism and animals to represent most of the major players of the Soviet Union during that time period. Orwell followed the development of a farm once controlled by humans to a farm eventually controlled by very human acting pigs. A prize Middle White boar, Old Major (who represents the two founder of Communism, Karl Marx, and Vladimir Lenin) has a concept for Animalism, which is that all animals are created equal, all the faults were said to caused by the humans, and that all the animals should work to their ability. Animalism failed for the same reasons Communism fails; even though the concept is noble and fair, human nature and basic inequality prevent that fairness from becoming a reality.
Napoleon (who represents Joseph Stalin) and the pigs saw themselves as superior to the other animals and began to change the original Commandments from what had been envisioned by Old Major. The original seven Commandments were: 1.“Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy” 2.“Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend.” 3.“No animal shall wear clothes” 4.“No animal shall sleep in a bed” 5.“No animal shall drink alcohol” 6.”No animal…

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