George Orwell Research Paper

2355 WordsOct 4, 201010 Pages
George Orwell: The Prophesier George Orwell once said, “freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear”, that, essentially, “speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act”. (“George Orwell”) Orwell’s words reveal his political views in the absolute truest form. His uninhibited writing style forced readers to not only to listen what he had to say, but to also recognize his writing as the truth. Although his veracity was supposed to be accepted without question, Orwell defined oppressive ideas of the government by exposing elements such as class division, and the failed attempts of the middle class to establish a meaningful union with the working class. Through his symbolic storytelling in…show more content…
Orwell reveals the corruption of the farm’s rules, which mandated, “they were not as other animals. If they were hungry, it was not from feeding tyrannical human beings; if they worked hard, at least they worked for themselves. No creature among them went upon two legs. No creature called any other creature ‘Master’, all animals were equal” (Orwell 62). Eventually, there is a shift and distinction in class divisions Orwell shows, beginning with “the mob of sheep, whose chant used to be ‘four legs good, two legs bad,’ have been coached to chant ‘four legs good, two legs better’” (Orwell quoted in Gardner). The one thing that will never arise for these animals, or in a larger picture, society as a whole, is equality between the classes. Orwell further develops this lack of egalitarianism ad the classes by eliminating “all debates on the farm, and demanding that the animals sing the farm anthem, Beasts of England, every Sunday morning” (Orwell 59). The fact that the animals on the farm are all required to follow a set of code of conduct without any room for deliberation advances the concept of an oppressive government and complete disregard for the class system. Orwell additionally illustrates this class division by pointing out even though “they had all been subjected to human rule, that did not mean that they
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