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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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