Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Free Essays - Animal Farm As A Social Criticism :: Animal Farm
Animal Farm As A Social Criticism           Writers much use social criticism in their books to show corruptness or weak points of a group in society.  One way of doing this is parable which is a story in which figures and actions are symbols of general truths.  George Orwell is an example of an precedent who uses anyegory to show a social criticism effectively.  As in his novel Animal Farm, Orwell makes a parody of Soviet Communism as demonstrated by Animal Farms brutal totalitarian rule, manipulated and exploited operative class, and the pigs evolution into the capitalists they initi every(prenominal)y opposed.  Totalitarianism is a political regime found on subordination of the individual to the state and strict control of all aspects of life.  It was used by Stalin and the Bolsheviks in Russia during the 1920s and 30s and is parodied in Animal Farm by short sleep, the almighty leader, and his fellow pigs and their ridiculous propaganda and rigorous rule. In the book, short sleep is deified and make superior to all opposite animals on the farm, for example he is called emperor scarcelyterfly or leader while every champion else was referred to as a comrade, and all the pigs were given higher authority then the rest of the animals.  An inequality among the pigs and rest of the farm was that the pigs lived in the farm house while the other majority had to sleep in pastures.  A certain pig wild boar who could turn black into white was in charge of propaganda, and he would oftentimes change the commandments of the farm so that they would fit the actions of Napoleon or the focal ratio class of the farm which was supposedly classless.  For example, at one time a commandment read No animal shall drink alcohol(P. 75), but soon after Napoleon drank an abundance and almost died the commandment was changed to No animal shall drink to excess. which made it seem as though Napoleon was w ithin the rules.  Another instance where Napoleon showed severe rule was when everyone on the farm who had either pledged for or showed support at one time for Snowball, the exiled former leader, was executed on the spot.  This act was a slapstick resemblance of The Great Purge in Russia where all opposition was killed off.  The organisation system of the Animal Farm was truly corrupt, but it did not throw overboard with the propaganda and executions. At first on the Animal Farm, it was promised to the majority of the animals who were neither Napoleon or a pig, or the so-called working class, that from apiece according to his ability to each according to his needs, no more, no less.