The Theme Of Corruption In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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The wonderful fantasy of freedom soon became an illusion of the perfect reality. In Animal Farm by George Orwell, it focuses on the dynamic lives of the animals that prevail and win the revolution, only to face bigger troubles than what the mere humans have caused. The sluggish animals detest their human owners for imposing oppressive lives on them. Their lives are a routine of hard work and little food; and in the end, they come face to face with the inevitable: death by the cruel knife. One night, Old Major, a highly regarded boar, relays his eye-opening dream to the other animals on the farm. In his dream, he sees “a world in which animals lived without the tyranny of men,” where the animals are free and happy (sparknotes). Before Old Major …show more content…
As established, the every produce and other luxuries are to be shared equally. All animals are very interested in the creamy milk of the cow and the newly ripened apples; however, the pigs wish for the produce to be solely their own. Squealer, a clever speaker, explained to all that the pigs need the food to manage and organize the farm, so Jones will not return. Since the animals had great faith for their leaders and ever greater fears of evils of men, there is never an argument over milk and apples again. Corruption through psychological manipulation then becomes more visible in Animal Farm. Napoleon and Snow were never on same page; they always bickered about one another’s ideas and suggestions. Thus, Napoleon does not to share power anymore; he desires to possess all leadership control over Animal Farm. When debate of whether to start Snowball’s windmill project erupts, indeed, Napoleon objects. This time, Napoleon’s nine vicious dogs, the ones that he has trained from birth, chase Snowball off the farm, never to be seen again. Napoleon now has absolute power. After seeing this horrifying scene, only one animal questions, briefly, in order to defend Snowball. After the explanation of Squealer, the animals ultimately saw that Napoleon’s actions were just. This shows how exploited the animals have become. It is Snowball who has taught them to read and write, fights courageously in the Battle of Cowshed, and develops Animalism; however, a few persuasive words from Squealer made Snowball’s legacy go down the drains, demonstrating that the animals are not only very vulnerable to deception, but are too ignorant to question

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