Compare And Contrast Animal Farm And Lord Of The Flies

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In Animal Farm, by George Orwell, and Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, the government systems in the two books were overthrown or fell apart. In Animal Farm there was a dictatorship and then it turns into a communist government. In Lord of the Flies there was a democracy that soon splits apart. Civilization will fall without a strong government.

“One of the cows broke in the door of the store-shed with her horn and began to help themselves from the bins.[...] The next moment he and his four men were in the store-shed with whips in their hands, lashing out in all directions. This was more than the hungry animals could bear.[...] They flung themselves upon their tormentors.[...] A minute later all five were in full flight down the cart-track that led to the main road, with the animals pursuing them in triumph.” (Orwell 20) Mr. Jones failed to feed the animals and this caused the animals to break into the store-shed to feed themselves. When Mr. Jones tries to get the animals back into the barn, they rebel against him and chase Mr. Jones and his four stable hands out of the farm. Mr. Jones dictatorship failed because he failed to do his duties and was overly cruel to the animals.

“But just at this moment Napoleon stood up and, casting a peculiar sidelong look at Snowball, uttered a high-pitched whimper of a kind no one had ever heard him utter before. At this there was a terrible baying sound outside, and nine enormous dogs wearing brass-studded collars came bounding into the barn. They dashed straight for Snowball, who only sprang from his place just in time to escape their snapping jaws.[...] Snowball was racing across the long pasture that led to the road. He was running as only a pig can run, but the dogs were close to his heels. [...] Then he put on an extra spurt and, with a few inches to spare, slipped through a hole in the hedge and was seen no more.” (Orwell 53) Napoleon noticed that Snowball had a great chance to win, so he called on his dogs to attack Snowball so Napoleon was the leader of Animal Farm. Napoleon was so power hungry that he could not stand Snowball winning over the animals. Napoleon wanted to control the farm but Snowball was in his way, so when he called the dogs his only
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