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Too Much Power In Tommy Douglas And George Orwell's Animal Farm

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Have you ever thought about power and what it does when there is too much of it? In the book Animal Farm and the short story “Mousland,” one group has too much power and it influences the rules; which shows the theme that if there is too much power in one group there is no equality within the rules. The authors of Animal Farm and “Mousland” use the narrative techniques of characterization and conflict to illustrate political messages, about power influencing, how the rules affect equality.

The authors Tommy Douglas and George Orwell use characterization to show the political message that too much power affects the rules that affect equality. In the book Animal Farm the animals have taken over the farm from the humans and started producing their own goods. In the book Animal Farm, page 35 it says, “ The animals had assumed as a matter of course that these would be shared out equally; one day, however, the order went forth that all the windfalls were to be collected and brought to the harness-room for the use of the pigs… ‘You do not imagine, I hope, that we pigs are doing this in spirit of selfless and privilege? … Our sole object in taking these things is to preserve our health. Milk and apples (this has been proved by science, comrades) contain substances absolutely necessary to the well being of a pig. We pigs are the brainworkers.’ ” This shows how Orwell uses the actions of the pigs and their reasoning for those actions to characterize them as selfish and using their
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