The Impossible Utopia Essay

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Jungwon Kim Mrs. Griffith English 10 GT 1 April, 2014 The Impossible Utopia “History consists of a series of swindles, in which he masses are first lured into revolt by the promise of utopia, and then, when they have done their job, enslaved over again by new masters” (Brander). Animal Farm, a farm with animals that are treated cruelly and dream for a better life in which animals are all equal and independent of depraved humans, is an allegory of the development of communism, even totalitarianism. After successfully driving away Mr. Jones, the cruel, tyrannous, drunken owner of the farm, the animals, with the pigs acting as leaders for their superior intelligence, believe they are going to be rewarded with the certainty of living in an…show more content…
“The lesson then would be that those creatures who are the greediest, least scrupulous, and most power-hungry, regardless of whether they are human or animal, are the ones who will rule, no matter what the current political doctrine or theory is” (Firchow). Consequently, the one to rise to power will be the one with most ambition for power, thus less likely to treat the other animals fairly. “All talk about democracy, liberty, equality, fraternity, all revolutionary movements, all visions of utopia, or the classless society, or the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth, are humbug covering the ambitions of some new class which is elbowing its way into power” (Brander). In Animal Farm, Squealer was the mouthpiece of the pigs, elaborately presenting Napoleon’s ideas in a beneficial perspective and manipulating the other dumber animals for their own ambitions. Societies will not only always have over ambitious people, but also a need for law and order. A flawless society would require a leading figure or group in order for there to be order and rules, but then it would no longer be a utopia. If there was a leading body, that group or individual would have more power than the regular people, thus a misdistribution of power is seen. “The contradictions in the overall Marxist scheme were all too apparent. On a philosophical level, it displayed an inherent contradiction between its fundamentally materialist position and its underlying idealist strain, which

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