Reasons For The Fall Of Animal Farm By George Orwell

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The book “Animal Farm” by George Orwell revolves around the concept of socialism and communism. However, in this book, it takes form in something called Animalism, a code of conduct set in place by the animals in Manor Farm after driving off Mr. Jones. Mr. Jones was the farm owner who was negligent of their needs. It is because of this that the animals rise up and revolutionize the place, claiming the farm as theirs and stating their independence. As you may have guessed by now, Animalism fails by the end of the book. But why is this? Well, there’s quite a few reasons.
It’s no common misconception, power corrupts. That is to say, when you have the power you want more. This is exactly one of the reasons why Animalism was doomed to fall. The
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After all, the animals could have spoken up in the first place. Yet they didn’t. For the most part, Animalism was going pretty well, despite the numerous selfish desires of the pigs, it was somewhat stable. However this takes a serious turn on page 52, when Napoleon drives out Snowball for getting the majority votes on building a windmill. He does this by commanding a squad of dogs, which he had taken as puppies from their parents to “educate them.” This is one of the bigger reasons why the animals didn’t speak up. Fear. Blood curdling fear. Fear is one of the main ways to control a group of people, and these dogs were the fuel for just that. Terror is one of the strongest means of command, and this, this, is what Napoleon expended: The ability to control the animals within and instant to do his bidding without the worries of questioning …show more content…
Remember before? “But this enhancement ends up biting them back in the long run.” Well, here’s the consequence. With the pigs’ ability to read and write to a reasonably perfect extent, combined with Squealer’s way with words, it enabled them to take control of what were the original seven commandments of the farm after the revolution. “1. Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy. 2. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend. 3. No animal shall wear clothes. 4. No animal shall sleep in a bed. 5. No animal shall drink alcohol. 6. No animal shall kill any other animal. 7. All animals are equal.” (pg. 24-25) These turned into: “No animal shall kill any other animal without cause.” (pg. 91) And finally, at the last few pages: “ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS” (pg. 134) With the other animals’ memories unable to recall the original commandments, their reinvention locked them in the cage that they had brought up, the pigs having the key.
And so, set in stone, it fell, the mistakes of the animals and the power grabs of the pigs slowly feeding the flickering flames as it crawled up the collapsing barn walls of Animalism, it’s society tarnished and burnt. He who has the power, wants more power. It seems right to leave this off with the ending quote of the book: “No question, now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig

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