Essay about Literary Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' Animal Farm '

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From Utopian Dream to a Dystopian Nightmare

“Utopia is the process of making a better world, a name for one path history can take, a dynamic, tumultuous, agonizing process, with no end. Struggle forever.” - Kim Stanley Robinson. You can never create a utopian world, there is always someone who wants more. In the novel “Animal Farm” by George Orwell, there were 3 main leaders who had very different views on freedom/equality, their ways of leading and perspective on mankind.
Old Major, a 12 year old majestic looking pig genuinely believed that all animals are equal. The idea of equality began with Old Major’s speech at the very start of the novel. He believed that all the animals should live in an equal society where there is no division of classes’ wealth or power. Old Major felt that all animals are equally entitled to a life of “comfort...and dignity” (Orwell 3). He assumed that all animals, no matter the species, “weak or strong, clever or simple” (Orwell 5) should be viewed equally, as brothers for “whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings is a friend” (Orwell 5). He viewed equality and freedom as something that all animals should have the right to, therefore, he urged for the animals to rebel against men and fight for their well-deserved freedom. Secondly, Snowball believed wholeheartedly everything Old Major said that night of the speech. Snowball thinks that no matter the animal, or their abilities, that all animals on the farm are free and equal. Snowball reduced…

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