The Role Of Communism In Animal Farm

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Every country needs to have a stable and effective government in order to form a thriving society. Democracy and communism are two of the most different systems of government that exist. Communism is a socialist movement that aims to create a classless society. It visualizes a free society without any division. In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, communism is represented when the animals lead a revolution and attempt to distribute work and food evenly. Meanwhile, democracy is a form of government that gives entitled citizens an equal say. This allows everyone to be involved in the creation of laws, either directly or through elected representatives. The effects of both governments can be seen through multiple countries that have adopted these ideologies. …show more content…
Because the pigs and dogs claim to be clever in Animal Farm, they receive an education. All the other animals, who are not considered intelligent, are only taught two things: “four legs good, two legs bad” (31) and “Napoleon is always right” (50-51). Most of the animals never receive an education, so they are unaware of Napoleon’s unjust actions. Similarly, the animals blindly obey Napoleon’s opposing decisions. Even though in theory communism is equal, it plays out differently in the book. Since the pigs and dogs are educated, they are not forced to do any of the labor work. They claim that they cannot do the physical work because they are doing all of the “mental” work. The other animals work for tremendous hours, and are manipulated into thinking that they are working fewer hours than before the revolution. In democracy, everyone is treated equally under the law. In a political sense, each citizen 's vote counts equally and every person has the right to oppose what they don’t agree with. Also, trials are conducted fairly. No one can be put into prison without having the opportunity to defend themselves in a trial first. In Animal Farm, fair trials did not exist. If Napoleon believes someone did something incorrectly or disagrees with him, then they are executed without having a chance to explain. Napoleon demonstrates the lack of respect towards the animals, evidently supporting how communism does not offer …show more content…
Overall, the citizens benefit more from democracy. The aspects of democracy are less likely to cause a dramatic uproar of violence than the harsh characteristics of communism. Additionally, democracy provides citizens with natural human rights, which are not offered in communism. In a democracy, citizens are all truly equal under the law. Whereas, communist leaders are adamant about their principles. Though communism has advantages, its lack of safety, freedom, and treatment of individuals, prove why democracy is a more competent

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