Compare And Contrast Animal Farm And Lord Of The Flies

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Why is it so easy to follow others? To let the cruel and those who want all for themselves to rule the land? In the two novels we read, Animal Farm by George Orwell and The Lord of The Flies by William Golding, we see exactly that; people following cruel leaders passively. In both we see these three elements very clearly; the abuse of power, innate evil of individuals, and finally, the instinct to be a follower. We see the first two examples easily with both two major antagonists, the pigs in Animal Farm and then Jack in The Lord of The Flies. The last point is illustrated by those who follow, unwilling, Jack in The Lord of The Flies and the animals who dutifully listen to the pigs in Animal Farm. In the end of both we can see that to them it really was not worth it all when it was over. First, in Animal Farm, we can easily see the abuse of power and the innate evil of individuals by looking at the pig Napoleon. He is an evil mastermind, tricking the other animals into believing that he was taking care of them and making things better, when he was really keeping so many things for himself and abusing his power. It is very easy to see in this quote, “After that it did not seem strange when next day the pigs who were supervising the work of the farm all carried whips in their trotters. It did not seem strange to learn that the pigs had bought themselves a wireless set, were arranging to install a telephone.....not even when the pigs took Mr. Jones's clothes out of the
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