George Orwell 's Animal Farm

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Roland Barthes, a critic, once said “Literature is the question minus the answer.” In George Orwell’s “Animal Farm”, the author raises the question whether the type of government, communism, is feasible in a community without leading to a type of dictatorship or totalitarianism. Orwell presents the idea that communism is a good idea in theory, but it always leads to corruption by the people who take power. The author presents the novel as an entertaining fable featuring an animal revolution; however, beneath this storyline Orwell utilizes literary devices, characters, and events to prove how communism is not idealistic in a real scenario. Orwell is able to obtain the audience’s pessimistic view towards particular groups and political theories by diminishing specific information and acknowledging other information. “Animal Farm” consummates the aptness for communist governments to turn corrupt, the constant historical abuse of authority and the unsuccessfulness of propaganda.

Orwell convinces readers to see communism as a pessimistic theory by demonstrating them as hypocritical and how the authority figures go against their own morals as presented in “Animal Farm.” The political ideology of communism is focused around the values of equality and how much someone works for their share. In “Animal Farm” after the rebellion this is how the communistic plan begins at the farm, but then the pigs become overwhelmed with power and become dictators. Old Major describes a place…

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