"Animal Farm" by George Orwell Analytical Essay by writingsensation

"Animal Farm" by George Orwell
This paper discusses the cynicism and perpetual repression in humanity in "Animal Farm" by George Orwell.
# 67985 | 1,150 words | 5 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Jul 27, 2006 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis) , Political Science (General)

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This paper explains that George Orwell, who began his career as a political writer during the Second World War, published his satirical novel "Animal Farm" in 1945, addressing issues about socialism, repression, and implicitly, cynicism. The author relates that Orwell used animal characters to explicate and illustrate his ideas, which makes the novel an "animallegory". The paper points out Orwell's two central theses that develop the progress of the novel, which involved human realities portrayed through 'animal interaction': (1) All social orders created and developed by human societies, which suffer repression, continue to prevail thereby making these so-called social orders, as in the case of the novel--capitalism, socialism and totalitarianism, ineffective and (2) in the perpetuation of repression and suffering in human societies, cynicism is the only way in which these can be alleviated.

From the Paper:

"Under Napoleon's leadership, Animal Farm became totalitarian. Animals no longer worked for the sake of their community, but rather, for the sake of Napoleon and his military of dogs, as well as the privileged 'class' in the farm-the pigs. This social order was once again proved ineffective because of the oppressive nature of Napoleon's leadership. Ironically, Man, the enemy of animals, began establishing good relations with Napoleon and the pigs, an occurrence that proved how the farm had once again returned to its first social order (capitalism) under a new leader and regulations. In fact, conditions in the farm worsened than ever before, with the animals working now as slaves only for the sake of Napoleon and his 'comrades': the pigs and humans."

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