The Consequences Of Success In Animal Farm, By George Orwell

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Success is an iceberg. What you see on the surface is never the full story. Success can also be very destructive. In the beginning, it seems harmless but the more that is exposed, the more you uncover how many consequences come with it. In George Orwell’s, Animal Farm, He writes about the struggles endured throughout the rises and falls of the characters in the book. Animal Farm was always doomed to fail because the absolute power corrupted the pigs, the uneducated animals were easily manipulated, and the commandments ended up only applying to the lower class animals. As the pigs began to take over the farm they got power hungry. They would sit and order the other animals around as Orwell explains in the following quote, “The pigs did not actually work, but directed and supervised the others. With their superior knowledge it was natural that they should assume the leadership.” This was the start of the pigs takeover. They were beginning to rule the whole farm without regarding any of the other animal’s opinions. The pigs assumed that they were more equal than other animals and began to abuse this. Since Squealer was excellent at speaking in a way in which everyone would agree, he used this to his advantage. In one of his speeches Squealer said, “Comrades! You do not imagine, I hope, that we pigs are doing this in a spirit of selfishness and privilege? Many of us actually dislike milk and apples…. Day and night we are watching over your welfare. It is for your sake that we

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