Abuse Of Power In Animal Farm By George Orwell

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"The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace." by Mahatma Gandhi, says that power is one of the most important things in life. Power is a natural instinct, in many cases it is very ugly, it brings out the worst in people, because of this it is not usually addressed. Every day people try to suppress the urges of power, but many times power overcomes them, and they become hideous and cruel. In the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell, we see a terrible dictatorship based on the Russian Revolution. The pigs on Animal Farm instantly became the leaders of the farm. “The pigs did not actually work, but directed the others with their superior knowledge it was natural to assume their leadership" (Orwell 19). After Jones leaves, the animals work together trying to make the farm a better place for animals. Shortly after the overthrow of the farm the pigs start learning how to read and write. "The pigs now revealed that during the past three months they had taught themselves to read and write from an old spelling book which had belonged to Mr. Jones' children" (Orwell 17). The pigs, with knowledge, started to brainwash the animals, leading them to believe that "Comrade Napoleon" was a brave and glorious leader, and would make sure that they would get through hard times. "Comrade Napoleon" was none of those, he was harsh and vindictive. He took the dogs' puppies, trained them, and they soon became his guard. "Napoleon took them [puppies] away from

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