Examples Of Paranoia In Animal Farm

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HOW IS THE IDEA OF A UTOPIA AND A DYSTOPIA PRESENTED IN ANIMAL FARM AND LORD OF THE FLIES? Golding says in his essay: “Are men and women born with cruelty as a deep component of their nature? Is civilization largely a heroic struggle to build layer upon layer of varnish upon the rough and splintered raw material of humankind?” This quote in itself allows us to question if even our society is utopian. These novels, ‘Animal Farm’ and ‘Lord of the Flies’, can be compared to the circumstances in which they were written; the pessimistic views on society projected by Golding stem from his first-hand experience and ongoing terror during WWII and the climate of fear and paranoia of an approaching nuclear war, whereas Orwell presents an allegory…show more content…
However, unlike the pigs, Ralph never exploited anyone within the novel, though the aspect of slavery is strongly depicted in Animal Farm. "All that year the animals worked like slaves. But they were happy in their work; they grudged no effort or sacrifice, well aware that everything they did was for the benefit of themselves and those of their kind who would come after them, and not for a pack of idle, thieving human…show more content…
The puppies are trained to obey Napoleon, which imitates the NKVD (People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs), in other words, law enforcement of the Soviet Union. They have performed several executions, just like the dogs in Animal Farm. "There was a terrible baying sound outside, and nine enormous dogs, wearing brass-studded collars came bounding into the barn". This description of the dogs appears to be quite threatening, considering that the dogs were not seen ever since they have been taken away may suggest they had not experienced childhood. Reading on further, we see more proof of the contextual representation. "It was noticed that they wagged their tails to him [Napoleon] in the same way as the other dogs had been used to do to Mr. Jones". This shows that Napoleon was really the representation of Stalin, who really tried to reinforce the idea of
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