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Can animals run a farm?

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?CAN ANIMALS RUN A FARM? Animal Farm was a novel about a group of animals that took over a farm, due to being treated unfairly by the humans in charge. This new farm which was run by animals was thought to benefit the lives of the animals. At the end of this novel life was back to the way it was when the farm was run by humans, but now it was run by pigs who had taken over the role of the former humans (the most intelligent animals). The novel Animal Farm portrayed a truly negative outlook of human nature. This negativity was shown by the animals' deterioration from an equal society back to the society the animals thought they had left behind in their previous life with Mr. Jones (the farmer before the animals took over. This deterioration of the animals was displayed through dishonesty by the pigs to other animals on the farm, the death of animals on the farm, and by the slavery on animal farm. For the reasons above the animals' new and free society was transformed into a society of death, starvation and slavery, which they had experienced before under the control of Mr. ...read more.

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One last time that dishonesty was displayed by the pigs was when they promised the animals that by building a windmill their lives would be much better. The animals trusted the pigs and went ahead with building the windmill no questions asked. Once this windmill was built their lives became no better, and instead the windmill only benefited the lives of the pigs. This windmill was used to produce more wealth for the pigs. For the three reasons above, the pigs in the novel Animal Farm displayed dishonesty to the animals on the farm, and this dishonesty caused the deterioration of the animals' equal society back to that which they had experienced under the control of man. Secondly many deaths of animals occurred on animal farm following the takeover and their new life, free of man. The first significant death was that of Boxer, a very hard working horse, whom all of the animals looked up to. Boxer died while pulling rock to the site where the windmill was being constructed. Boxer knew that he was getting old and he felt that getting stone would be a helpful contribution to the future of all the animals on the farm. ...read more.

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Years of continuous effort and hard work were executed by the animals, with the exception of the pigs that were "the brains" of the operation. The final example of slavery in the novel Animal Farm was displayed when Napoleon was guarded by dogs. These dogs intimidated the other animals on the farm and gave Napoleon complete control of the animals on the farm. As a result of these three examples of slavery, the downfall of the animals' equal society occurred, causing them to revert back to the identical life they had experienced under the control of man. The paragraphs above illustrated dishonesty by the pigs to other animals on the farm, the death of animals on animal farm, and by the slavery on animal farm. These three events indicated that the animals went from a new and free society into a society of death, starvation and slavery, which they had experienced before under the control of man. For the reasons above the novel Animal Farm portrayed a truly negative outlook of human nature, due to the negativity shown by the animals' deterioration from an equal society to a society which the animals thought they had left behind in their previous life with Mr. Jones. By: Mark Gomez ...read more.

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