Animal Farm And A Tale Of Two Cities Analysis

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Books are considered 'timeless' because of their ability to relate to audiences long after their original publishing. These classics like Animal Farm and A Tale of Two Cities display trends and themes that readers centuries later can still identify with. These accounts serve as a time capsule of the past. The themes displayed in these so-called 'timeless' books keep readers interested and engaged, still applying those themes to their own lives, relationships, and decisions. Two examples of these novels are Animal Farm and A Tale of Two Cities. The novels A Tale of Two Cities and Animal Farm illustrate many still relevant political themes, like social power imbalance, the political influence of the people, and abuse of power in government.…show more content…
In Animal Farm, a clear divide is shown between the pigs and the rest of the animals. The pigs have lavish living conditions, engaging in gluttony of resources while the other animals starve. “The pigs not only took their meals in the kitchen and used the drawing-room as a recreation room, but also slept in beds.” (Orwell 69). In A Tale of Two Cities, the aristocrats and the commoners have drastically different living conditions. The aristocrats have all the resources they need at their disposal, and the commoners have none. The commoners have so little that they fight over even a small amount of wine spilled in the road. "All the people within reach had suspended their business, or their idleness, to run to the spot and drink the wine." (Dickens 24). In today's government, politicians, much like the aristocrats in A Tale of Two Cities, spend their money on material desires, and have more than sufficient money to support their basic needs. Today, many politicians and bureaucrats manipulate the common people beneath them to advance their place in life. Charles Dickens and George Orwell's novels have great parallels to present-day politics and social…show more content…
When one turns on the news, they might find that the coverage of politics is largely focused on the actions of corrupt leaders overseas and in that nation. These abuses of power are often used as a call to arms of the commoners. “The men were terrible, in the bloody-minded anger with which they looked from windows, caught up what arms they had, and came pouring down into the streets,” (Dickens 202). In A Tale of Two Cities, this abuse of power made enough people mad that they revolted against their government leaders. “The executioner showed the people the head of the king – and now, it seemed almost in the same breath, the head of his fair wife.” (Dickens 249). Animal Farm does not understate this theme either. The other animals could only stop Napoleon by seeing his misdeeds and banding

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