Animal Farm Essay

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Have you ever felt influenced by your peers? In the world today, many people are influenced by their peers because they “don’t fit in”. The book Animal Farm by George Orwell is based on the Russian Revolution. In the book, the animals of Manor Farm are ruled by two pigs named Napoleon and Snowball. The animals follow all the orders that are given to them by the pigs because the pigs are “superior” and they know what’s right.In the book Animal Farm, many of the animals are influenced by the pigs to do things they don’t agree with, but will be faced with consequences if they don’t. The animals in the book Animal Farm relate to the modern teen because both struggle with peer pressure. The importance of this book is to tell the readers to be…show more content…
Napoleon is trying to inform the animals that he is the ultimate leader and Snowball betrayed them. The animals feel forced to believe him because if they don’t they will be faced with consequences, like death. In society today, many people are faced with situations like this. They must make a decision, but someone may pressure them into doing something by threatening them. Furthermore, this creates a situation where the person feels obligated to make a certain decision, developing a follower who is no longer their own person. Finally, Napoleon convinces the animals that the rules written on the wall have never changed, even though he continuously changed them. “ Curiously enough, Clover had not remembered that the Fourth Commandment mentioned sheets; but as it was there on the wall, it must have done so.” (Orwell 67) Napoleon wants the animals to trust him, so he lies to them and tells them that those are the original rules. Napoleon does this so that he can have the animals full trust, that way the animals will listen and do everything he tells them to. For the same reason, teenagers in the world today convince their peers to do what they tell them to, resulting in them getting what they want. As a modern teenager, I have encountered many situations where I was being peer pressured into doing something. For example, in 8th grade my friends used to tell me to give them the answers to the test. I didn’t want to cheat

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