Animal Farm And Similarities Between Lord Of The Flies And The Great Gatsby

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What exactly is a moral? The Collins English dictionary defines a moral as the difference between right and wrong or good and bad. And to decline? Well it’s simply just to decrease. Is there a decline in societies morality? In order for the morality of society to be maintained and deterioration to be avoided, the rules must subsist as points of ethical reference. Four texts I have studied that demonstrate the decline on societies morality are Animal Farm (George Orwell), Lord of the Flies (William Golding), Brave New World (Aldous Huxley), and The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald). How is the decline in societies morality portrayed in each of the texts? Animal Farm, authored by George Orwell, based on personal experiences from the Spanish…show more content…
Animal Farm is established upon the befores and afters of the Russian Evolution. This is ultimately showing us that each every being/creature has an instinctive sense of liberation and independence. Although, this particular text stresses on how even the best of ones intent can be led astray when stood in the face of power and how alterations in a community, that are intended to be made for the better, result in an anticlimax which grows worse than the initial setting of the community. At the death of a natural leader, Old Major, it is Napoleon and Snowball who come forward to take charge, initiating full power on the farm. It is at that time when a change of authority seemed for the better that they gained full support from all the other animals. But before long, the “new republic” edges towards a distressing separation in classes, leaving the less superior animals lives to rot as commoners. The intending statement of human nature that Orwell is trying to portray is that, ultimately, the nature of humans is degraded by power and greed. This is made clearer if we consider the idea of "four legs good, two legs bad." Two legs are thought bad, bearing in mind that the animals run off Mr. Jones in order to bring justice to the Old Major's utopian rules, people do not. Everyone is blind to the…show more content…
The government uses the power of technology to control us. This is why the human population never grows; humans are no longer being born in Brave New World. Huxley tries to convey to us that there is too much dependency in science in the text, and this is at the cost of human morals, particularly in the areas of family planning and reproduction. “For of course," said Mr. Foster, "in the vast majority of cases, fertility is merely a nuisance. One fertile ovary in twelve hundred – that would really be quite sufficient for our purposes. But we want to have a good choice. And of course one must always have an enormous margin of safety. So we allow as many as thirty per cent of the female embryos to develop normally. The others get a dose of male sex hormone every twenty-four meters for the rest of the course. Result: they're decanted as freemartins – structurally quite normal (except," he had to admit, "that they do have the slightest tendency to grow beards), but sterile. Guaranteed sterile. Which brings us at last," continued Mr. Foster, "out of the realm of mere slavish imitation of nature into the much more interesting world of human invention." The ‘World State’ claims it control by governing the fertility in Brave New World. This only it makes it clearer to

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