Pigs And Failure In Animal Farm By George Orwell

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I read a book called, “Animal Farm” written by George Orwell. The book is about animals on a farm who are overworked, and not treated as they should be. Then, a rebellion made up of animals with pigs as their leaders, rebel against Mr.Jones (owner of the farm) by driving him off the farm. The animals try to make the perfect life for themselves, but that doesn’t go as planned. Animal farm then, starts to fail. The farm fails because of the pigs not being fair to the other animals, and the animals being too dumb to realize it. It starts to fail because pigs start to make power grabs that screws the “perfect life” vision the animals have. Also, the other animals made mistakes, by not speaking up when they thought something was wrong. These reasons …show more content…
One reason animalism fails is because of power grabs by animals. There are examples of this throughout the book. One power grab that failed animalism, was when the pigs take the milk and the apples for themselves. “So it was agreed without further argument that the milk and windfall apples (and also the main crop of apples when they ripened) should be reserved for the pigs alone.” (P.g 36) This is an unfair power grab because the pigs were being selfish, but because they are the leader, it immediately grants them permission to do so. This shows why animalism fails because the pigs don’t do anything for the wellbeing of animal farm, they do things for themselves. Another example of a power grab is when Napoleon (a pig) takes the puppies so that they will obey and protect him. “It happened that Jessie and Bluebell had both whelped soon after the hay harvest, giving birth between them to nine sturdy puppies. As soon as they were weaned, Napoleon took them away from their mothers, saying that he would make himself responsible for their education. He took them up into a loft which could only be reached …show more content…
The animals make the mistake of letting the pigs make unfair decisions and not speaking up about it. The animals make this mistake many times. “The pigs did not actually work, but directed and supervised others,” (P.g 27) This is an unfair decision because the pigs aren’t even working. They are standing behind the working animals and tell them what to do. Also, the animals don’t even say anything about it. They do what the pigs say. This shows why animal farm fails because everyone isn’t working together. One more reason animalism fails is because some animals thought they were better than others. They weren’t all treated as one. “We pigs are brainworkers. The whole management and organization of this farm depend on us.” (P.g 36) This proves my point because yes, the pigs may be the brainpower, but they didn’t give any other animals a chance. The pigs were the leaders, plain and

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