Themes And Summary In George Orwell's Animal Farm
“THE SEVEN COMMANDMENTS
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.”
(Orwell, https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/o/orwell/george/o79a/chapter2.html). This book showed what communism is. Communism is a flawed system that is oppressive, demotivating, and proven to fail. Communism is a system in which the government, …show more content…
In, World History our human History, it talks about Mao’s Great Leap Forward. In his so called great leap forward, he moved thousands upon thousands of farmers off of their private property since he declared it illegal. This create a lack of ownership. He moved these farmers to farming communes. The book also states “With the government demanding ever-larger harvests, commune officials drove the workers mercilessly... the government shipped more and more food abroad. Soon there wasn’t enough food for the farmers themselves.” Later is states that 20,000,000 people died due to starvation (809). These people were forced to work in the fields for hours and hours and got nothing in return. Why should people work if they do not profit from their drudgery? In Animal Farm, there was a mystery as to what happened to the cows’ milk. The animals thought that it should be shared equally. But it disappeared somehow. It was later revealed that the pigs were drinking it. The pigs said that it was necessary for them to drink or else Jones would come back (Orwell). Why should all the other animals work and get nothing in return? Also in a communist government everybody makes the same amount of money (How Communism Works). While this sounds good in theory it is not. Here is a little story explaining why it does not work, two men make the same amount of money making shoes. One man works extremely hard, but the other man is extremely lazy. They …show more content…
This cannot be further from the truth since communism has been proven time and time again not to work. The best example of this is the Soviet Union. According to World History our Human Story, communist ideals spread across a war torn Russia. Vladimir Lenin, the leader of it all, turned the new communist government into a dictatorship (691). Later the book states “In Europe and America, some intellectuals saw the Soviet Union as the future of Mankind. The truth, however, was that the communist revolution had fallen into the hands of one the most brutal dictator in all of history.” (693). Multiple times in US history their have been movements of communism in socialist utopias. These utopias, however would end up failing due to disagreements on “work assignments... methods of government... money troubles... or various disagreements” (The American Odyssey: A History of the United States). Every single communist government turns into a