George Orwell 's The Handmaid 's Tale

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Throughout human history people have been following leaders, leaders whom are trusted and believed in by people, those who can say what one can and cannot do. Till to this day societies have leaders that control them, from democratic governments in North America to dictatorship governments in East Asia. People holding these types of positions can easily take advantage of society’s citizens, analyzing literature and conceiving beyond the normal possibilities can reveal the corruption in governments and leaders. While analyzing Animal Farm by George Orwell, l Lost My Talk by Rita Joe and The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood it is clear that these works of literature allude to the possibility of corruption, revealing how important justice and equality are to governing societies and to me. Firstly, in George Orwell’s depiction of the events during the time of the Soviet Union shows how governments can obtain power from its citizens and how it can lead to corruption. Napoleon only cares for himself and the pigs and not the other animals, he supports inequality. Napoleon and his companions take the milk and apples away from the animals stating that it contains “substances absolutely necessary to the well-being of a pig" and that it is for their “sake” (Orwell). This clearly shows how selfish Napoleon is, creating a lie to get what he wants. This in my opinion represents the inequality in society. I realized that there are families that struggle to pay for rent but there are…

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