George Orwell 's Animal Farm

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George Orwell believes “What you get over and over again is a movement of the proletariat which is promptly characterized and betrayed by astute people at the top and then the growth of a new governing class. The one thing that never arrives is equality” (Letemendia 1). Orwell simply loathes revolution and thinks it is unfair to the majority, for the people. He thinks that while individuals change, the people in power are always corrupt and they will corrupt any attempt at change. He communicates his views on revolution through symbolism from the pigs to the cruel Russian leaders. In Animal Farm Orwell demonstrates that no good comes out of revolutions when he shows that absolute power corrupts absolutely through characterization of the animals. When the story begins, the pigs are altruistic, but as they develop power over the other animals, that power corrupts them. Orwell illustrates this concept through the pigs’ changing of commandements on the farm. From,“All animals are equal,” (Orwell 24) to, “All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others,” (Orwell 186) the commandments on the farm evolve throughout the book. Orwell has the pigs change commandments to demonstrate that after every revolution, the ruling class becomes corrupt. Further, as the pigs gain power and become the ruling class, they seem to morph physically into the humans who once ruled the farm. When the pigs become the current ruling class they are indistinguishable from the preceding

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