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The Past In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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The past doesn’t define who we are now and who we will become in the future. It is simply a guide in our lives that show us what is right from wrong. Our history has the ability to teach us more than we know, for it holds the key to something that has never been discovered. George Orwell’s masterpiece, Animal Farm, replicates a moment in history that will never be forgotten. It is a story that shows courage and tenacity, as well as fear and tragedy. This book displays many important lessons and morals. There are quotes that pertain to this story in a way like no other. They uncover the meaning to what is behind, Animal Farm. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” - George Santayana This quote from Santayana shows how valuable it is to relive in the moments before your time. If you are unable to recall what happened in the past, there is a great chance that the mistakes and flaws that were made then are going to be made again. In the book, the animals contemplate about what world they are currently living in, compared to what life was like when Mr. Jones had owned the farm. They wondered if life was better now that they had control. In the text it states, ” Sometimes the older ones among them racked their dim memories and tried to determine whether in the early days of the Rebellion, when Jones’s expulsion was still recent, things had been better or worse than now. They could not remember.” The lack of memory had caused some of them to change
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