Similarities And Similarities Between Animal Farm And Lord Of The Flies

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Though Animal Farm and the Lord of the Flies are two different novels that display different plots and characters, Animal Farm written by George Orwell and the Lord of the Flies written by William Golding, both share similarities. Animal Farm, a novel about farm animals envisioning and trying to create their idea of a fair and just society is similar to how the children in the Lord of the Flies attempts to recreate the society that civilization comforted them with. Through both novels, a similar topic can be seen which is the evident and overpowering nature of man’s unconscious desire to follow a lower and darker path of mankind’s potential, even though neither of the books portrayed a true ‘man’. Through both novels, this can be seen in the …show more content…
This shows the evident similarity between the two novels of the Lord of the Flies and Animal Farm in which portrays “man’s” unconscious desire to follow a lower and darker path – beginning with the sense of justice and order, slowly turning into a sense of superiority, then falling into the natural order of the world – chaos.
In The Lord of the Flies, the first event to occur that relates to Animal Farm is the gathering and organization of a type of structural hierarchy that ensures order and obedience in which Jack tries to assert himself as the chief but fails; Ralph become elected instead. While in Animal Farm, the first event to occur in which displays a similarity with the Lord of the Flies is the gathering of the animals and the pigs such as Napoleon and Snowball, asserting themselves as the leaders of the farm. Ralph’s
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In the Lord of the Flies, their first wrong decision is to set the fire in an uncontrolled environment, allowing the nearby forest to catch ablaze as well and unintentionally killing one of the young children. Everyone who knew of the incident was quick to forget it, as they have reason to believe that “[p]erhaps he went back to the, the – [meeting place]” ( Orwell 47) – showing their slow change in behaviour in which they are disregarding people’s well-being more and more often. Another event in which displays the boy’s disregard for others is evidently seen when the boys disregard Ralphs authority by no longer following his commands of helping build the huts, always resupplying the water under the tree, prioritizing the signal fire and other topics. While in Animal Farm, the pigs’ slow fall to disregarding of others was rather subtle by slowly changing the rules of their revolution as time passes by along with their rather intelligent and subtle remarks of discrimination that are disguised as justification for their actions. This can be evidently seen when Muriel reads over the seven commandments and notices the fifth rule, “No animal shall drink alcohol” has been changed to “No animal shall drink alcohol to excess” (Orwell 103) – as the other animals believe it to be a work of their imaginations and had simply forgotten the two

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