Animal Farm by George Orwell.

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Animal Farm

        Animal Farm is a fable written by George Orwell.  A fable is a story that makes a point where the characters are animals that speak.  Throughout Animal Farm, utopian visions motivate the animals to work harder.  Moses the raven introduced Sugarcandy Mountain to the animals.  Old Major brought about the idea of animalism shortly before his death.  Both Sugarcandy Mountain as well as the idea of animalism is a form of utopia, which ignites the animals to work harder.

        Utopia is defined as an ideal place or state with perfect laws and an impractical system of social perfection: a perfect environment.  It would be like asking someone to be nice, no matter what for the rest of his or hers life.  It’s impossible and can only be dreamed of.  Utopia is used in the world today in many forms.   Propaganda and the media uses false or left out information to create a utopian environment.  The information is one-sided making it seem like buying a product will do or create something that is impossible. This motivates a consumer to work harder to earn more money, and then spend it on the product hoping for something that the product can’t actually do.  For example, drinking Pepsi ® won’t make you like Brittany Spears, no matter how hard you work for it!

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At the beginning of Animal Farm, Moses the raven introduced the make-believe place called Sugarcandy Mountain.  He was Mr. Jones’s spy and used this vision to make the animals work harder.  He said that if an animal works hard, then they would go to Sugarcandy Mountain when they die.  Sugarcandy Mountain is considered utopia because it is impossible to go there.  Moses said, “In Sugarcandy Mountain it was Sunday seven days a week, clover was in season all the year round, and lump sugar and linseed cake grew on the edges.” (37) He used false information and utopian vision hoping ...

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