Animal Farm By George Orwell

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In Animal Farm by George Orwell, when Old Major, a decidedly respected old pig, is telling the animals on the farm about what humans will eventually do to them, he claims “‘To that horror we all must come … Jones will sell you to the knacker, who will cut your throat and boil you down for the foxhounds. As for the dogs, when they grow old and toothless, Jones ties a brick round their necks and drowns them in the nearest pond.’” (Orwell). His statement emphasizes on the lack of justice and liberty for the animals in the farm. As the animals trust Old Major, they heed his words and act upon it for the better. For a society to function successfully, the most important values are justice, liberty, and trust because they maintain an orderly and…show more content…
They would realize the truth about their corrupt government and unjust society. With liberty, people can stand up for their rights and contradict prejudicial ideologies. For a society to progress, the people must have a say in it. Liberty has a significant impact on the operation of a society. An important value that can help attain liberty is justice. Justice, which consists of equity and tolerance, gives one what they need to be successful, and gives everyone the consequences they deserve. Where there is no justice, people are unfairly treated. While the European colonies were being built in America, the Europeans made a new social and economic system " where the color of one 's skin could determine whether he or she might live as a free citizen or be enslaved for life"(pbs.org). Africans were kidnapped from their homes and set to work for the Europeans, and simply because the Africans had darker skin than Europeans, they were considered inferior. This notion was bigoted and immoral, and later led to issues like segregation, and one race unfairly having more freedom and privileges than another. The roots of American and European racism lie in the slave trade and colonialism, and our society remains affected by the past injustice today. Sometimes, authorities act as though they would like to establish a just society, while in reality, all they want is benefit for themselves. In Animal Farm,

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