Corruption through Power in "Animal Farm"

Essay by apbsJunior High, 8th gradeA+, February 2007

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I wrote this essay in 8th grade when I knew nothing about paranthetical citation, but all the quotes are from Animal Farm by George Orwell. All historical facts were learned in class.

In George Orwell's "Animal Farm", "power corrupts" is the central focus, because human nature is filled with too much avarice to allow for complete equality. He writes Animal Farm to prove to the world isn't practicing true Communism; this is contrary to what Russia is saying. Orwell Passionately hates political lying and inequality, and Russia is guilty of both acts. The leaders say it is true Communism, but they're lying because there are people in charge (inequality). Orwell must be subtle in accusing Russia leaders though, because his punishment could involve an axe whistling towards hi neck for making the government look bad, so he uses animals instead of people in his novel. To ensure everyone is able to read Animal Farm, he writes with simple language so it can be translated to other languages.

With these precautions and guarantee of many readers, Orwell proceeded to spin an enthralling satiric tale.

Throughout the novel, the pigs slowly take over the farm and slowly take over the other animals. He first hint of corruption among the influential was over food distribution. "So it was agreed without further argument that milk and the windfall apples (an also the main crop of apples when they ripened) should be reserved for the pigs alone." When all the animals had still believed in true "Animalism," they had agreed that the farmhouse of Jones should be preserved as a museum. The pigs broke this resolution, "It was about this time that the pigs suddenly moved into the farmhouse and took up their residence there." Although all the pigs gained a feeling...