• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

How do the events in Animal Farm show human equality to be an impossible ideal, not a practical reality?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Animal Farm How do the events in Animal Farm show human equality to be an impossible ideal, not a practical reality? One of the main themes of the book is the effect of power on leaders and how it leads to corruption, propaganda and most of all inequality, and in this book, inequality is shown through out and there are many different examples of it. The main event in the beginning of the book is old major's speech, where he starts it by mentioning how unequal human are to the animals and how they don't do any work as they are the leaders of all creatures. He implied that the other animals should get rid of man so that his dream can be fulfilled and create a society where all animals are created equal. ...read more.

Middle

After Mr. Jones is kicked out and the animals' hope of an equal society rose, they started working hard while the pigs didn't do any work under the excuse of the need of supervision. Another example of the inequality of the pigs is after the apple harvest where they took it for themselves claiming that they need fuel while the other animals are the ones who need it as they work harder. During the successful defensive fight against Mr. Jones, all the animals fight equally, Snowball and boxer did an excellent job, except napoleon who didn't turn up for the fight. Napoleon is becoming increasingly corrupt and unjust. After the effective speech by snowball which made snowball more popular and was going to divert the votes to him, Napoleon "uttered a high-pitched whimper" and the dogs chased snowball of the farm, which confirmed the untrustworthiness of napoleon. ...read more.

Conclusion

What is more, he horrifies the hens after their refusal of giving the pigs their eggs for money by cutting the food supply on them and starving them until 9 of them died, so that they agree on giving the eggs. And he executes several animals after an attempted rebellion breaking another commandment. Napoleon moves to the farm house becoming a dictatorial president with body guards. After another defensive battle , boxer is badly hurt and he is sold to the glue maker for money, Snowball was fairly equal and he resembled old major's vision of the new animal life. He tried to educate the animals to make them equal to the pigs in terms of literacy. He also wants to build windmill to bring in electricity. He principally aims to make the life in animal farm much better and comfortable for all the animals without exceptions. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Animal Farm section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Animal Farm essays

  1. Compare and contrast the themes of revolution in Animal Farm by George Orwell and ...

    It also does not talk about communism as a revolution takes place for a major reason that is the fact that people are treated differently. Both novels are about revolution but Animal farm is set in England but it is about the Russian revolution and A Tale of Two Cities

  2. Animal Farm.

    The morning rituals also include a democratic meeting, at which the animals debate and establish new policies for the collective good. At the meetings, Snowball and Napoleon always voice the loudest opinions, though their views always clash.Snowball establishes a number of committees with various goals, such as cleaning the cows' tails and re-educating the rats and rabbits.

  1. Analysis of the Christian (or another religion) teachings to the ethical debate about animal ...

    stressed, all stands in reconciliation with the Creator and love is the highest spiritual gift. This is the idea advanced by Paul and his letter to the Romans might provide a vegetarian approach in this vein. "If your brother or sister is being injured by what you eat, you are no longer walking in love.

  2. Animal Cruelty leads to Human Violence.

    Scruffy, at this point in the video, began to run wildly in pain and agony around the trees while the four men watched and laughed. When the flames finally went out, Scruffy was still alive, but his torture was not over.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work