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Compare and Contrast the authorial intent of George Orwell in 'Animal Farm' and H.G.Wells in 'Stolen Bacillus'. How do they achieve their aims?

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Compare and Contrast the authorial intent of George Orwell in 'Animal Farm' and H.G.Wells in 'Stolen Bacillus'. How do they achieve their aims? H.G.Wells was born in 1866 and died in 1946; he was the author of many books including 'Time Machine', 'The Invisible Man' and 'The Stolen Bacillus'. He wrote stories that were fantasy and science fiction. He was born in Bromley, Kent where he was the youngest of three sons. When his father injured himself whilst playing professional cricket Wells was forced into work at the age of thirteen. His mother started work as a housekeeper where Wells secretly spent time studying the books in the library. He went on to win a scholarship to study science at the present, Imperial College, London. He was concerned about social justice and so joined the 'The Fabian Society' where they wanted to bring about a fairer society. George Orwell, who was born in 1903, had a pen name of Eric Arthur Blair. He wrote 'Animal Farm' in 1945 to reflect his lifelong distrust of the autocratic government. After his contribution in the Spanish Civil War his thoughts on communism were disillusioned. ...read more.


Napoleon and the anarchist were both influenced by powerful speeches. Old Major influenced Snowball at the start of 'Animal Farm' and the anarchist by the bacteriologist in 'Stolen Bacillus'. Old Major's speech was especially inspiring when he talked of the rebellion and of being free and having plenty of food, '.... the produce of labour would be our own. Almost overnight we could become rich and free'. The anarchist is inspired by the bacteriologists work on the 'cholera' when they were discussing the effects of it and the bacteriologist explains to him what might happen, ' Only break such a little tube of this into the water supply, would devastate a city'. This encouraged the anarchist to steal the tube. The bacteriologist was showing the anarchist what power he could achieve without knowing what he was doing it! The bacteriologist shows the anarchist the bacterium and explains what he would like to do, 'I wish for my own part, we could kill and stain everyone of them in the universe'. By putting forward his own ideas he is encouraging the anarchist and giving him more reason and more confidence to put his plan into action. ...read more.


So Napoleon had used his power for two things here, to make the animals work long hours for less food and to get the humans to come round to the farm to discuss business. The consequences of the bacteriologist's speech were that the anarchist was given further confidence to back him up. It gave him another reason to proceed with his plan. He might have carried out his plan even if the bacteriologist hadn't given that speech but it still helped him on his 'mission'. I have concluded that after comparing and contrasting these two stories that the authorial intent of the authors was to show how stupid Stalin and anarchists are and what these characters are really like. Wells wanted to show that nobody should be afraid of anarchists that they are stupid and their plans never work out anyway because they are too over confident. Orwell wanted people to know what really occurred during the Russian Revolution. He was concerned about telling the truth and how the ideas of the Russian Revolution were betrayed. He used his method of allegory very well and I think that his idea was simple but very effective. Neither of the authors was afraid to express their opinions and beliefs on these subjects. ...read more.

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