Hypocrisy In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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Treat your farm animals right because they can and will overthrow you. This is exactly what Mr. Jones learns in Animal Farm, by George Orwell. This riveting novel, based off of the Russian Revolution and the dangers of communism, mainly surround the decisions and doings of the dictator pig named Napoleon resembling Joseph Stalin. Once the rebellion against Mr. Jones, a man, was over and Manor Farm became Animal Farm, the animals thought they could finally live in peace and happiness by the concepts of Animalism. Because of the other animal’s ignorance and fear, Napoleon could obtain power, along with the pigs, and take over the farm to develop into the one fixation the animals rebelled against in the first place. Man. Power corrupts those…show more content…
Hypocrisy occurs all throughout the book starting at Old Major’s, a respected pig, speech to provoke the rebellion. “No animal must ever live in a house, or sleep in a bed, or wear clothes, or drink alcohol, or smoke tobacco, or touch money, or engage in trade. All the habits of Man are evil. And, above all, no animal must ever tyrannize over his own kind…No animal must ever kill any other animal. All animals are equal.” (11) All of the animals agreed that this was how the Animal Farm should be. “When they had finished their confession, the dogs promptly tore their throats out, and in a terrible voice Napoleon demanded whether any other animal had anything to confess.” One of the most important views of Old Major’s speech was that no animal must kill another animal. This is the turning point for some of the animals for the reason that they finally realize that the pigs are not who they say they are nor do they act as they tell others to act. Furthermore, this is where animals start to realize the hypocriticalness of the pigs and discover their real intentions. The power that the pigs obtained early in the revolution only made them ravenous for more control resulting in their significant hypocrisy against Animal…show more content…
Toward the beginning of this odyssey, animals started to notice things would mysteriously go missing. Among of these items are apples that the animals worked so hard on to harvest and milk produced by the cows. “The mystery of where the milk went to was soon cleared up. It was mixed every day into the pigs’ mash.” This proves that the pigs did indeed steal the rations from the other animals which caused the pigs to look superior to the others. Not only did the pigs steal material items from the animal farm, but they stole something of too much more value. They pilfered the animals’ happiness and hope for a better future. The pigs embezzled the animals’ piece of mind by bringing the terrorizing dogs into the picture, therefore causing the animals to be fearful of every move they make. The pigs purloined the animals’ chance to live in harmony without Man by trading and communicating with potentially dangerous humans. With every article the pigs stole, they grew in power by permitting fear on the others, resulting in even more

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