Animal Farm: Analysis “All Male Are Enemies. All Animals Are Associates.”
By: Nicolas Herschmann and Daniela Alessio “Animal Farm” by George Orwell is an allegorical novel published on England in 1945. According to the author, this book shows historical occasions leading up and during the Stalin age before World War II. It is the story of a transformation which fails, based on the Russian transformation and Stalin’s usage of power, the total message is that male’s desire for power makes a classless society impossible. In the book, each animal represents a public figure or a kind of individual in real life.
With this we can begin to develop the concerns below in order to have a more total concept of the significance of the book. 1) “All animals are equivalent”. Discuss and broaden your concepts. Mr Jones was the owner of a animal farm, and he was reckless and careless with them. One day, he forgot to feed the animals, so they reveled and assaulted Mr Jones, and from that day the animals start to live by their own, independent from their previous owner. Beside this, the animals, in specifically Old Mayor, produce a viewpoint called animalism, which include seven commandments, and the last one was the most essential: “all animals are equivalent”.
This is a contradiction in the story, since there were some animals that work much more (as Fighter or Clover) and others who work less and had more power than others, as were the pigs Napoleon and Snow Ball. They excused this scenario by mentioning that “all animals are equal, however some are more equivalent than others” Comparing this context to the Russian Revolution, we can understand that Mr Jones represent Tzar Nicholas II of Russia, who was a man who put on? t care about his people. Then, Napoleon represents Stalin; Snow ball, Trotsky, and Old Mayor represent Karl Marx, due to the fact that he was the thinker of the doctrine of the revolution.
He thinks in a communist society, with the principle of equality as the most important one. But this is a paradise, it can not be used in reality, so the concept that developed the seventh commandment is an incorrect equality, created by the leaders to have an excellent image for all the animals therefore, to be accepted. Clover and Boxer represent the working class who don’t have an extremely clear philosophy, therefore, they are extremely manipulatable. This philosophy and new system seemed to be a service for all the bad conditions that animals had, but in fact, it is the exact same with other words and with other look, and that? why they excused their selves stating that some animals are more equal than others. At bottom, it is a capitalist system, due to the fact that the leaders (the pigs) want their own benefit, and the others work harder. The idea of equality is an utopist word, therefore, individuals who desire power use it for being accepted, but in reality it doesn? t exist, such as the communist society, it is just a dreamed vision of the reality in which all seemed to be good, but is difficult. 2) Refer to three aspects or realities or occasions that are considered signs of a capitalistic society.
Discuss them. In this book, “Animal Farm” you can discover a number of symbols which represents an socialist ideology; this concept that recognizes for constructing a society with a political, social and financial control by the State, more global and with fair divisions, in order to prevent an unequal circulation, because when a minority of society does not have actually resources needed for a good life and standard needs are satisfied, everybody needs to turn to selling their labour in return for a minimum wage, since is not able to compete with huge corporations and industries.
The creators of this concept were Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, initially to use the State as a main coordinator and distributor of wealth. Base upon this book, you can see this teaching utilized by the name of “Animalism” where the Old Major embraced these thoughts and ideas and the pigs, Snowball, Napoleon, Squaler and all the members of the farm should follow and adapt to them. The first component to highlight in order to see the reflection of socialism it is when the Old Major offers the very first speech to the farm he said: “… Why then do we continue in this unpleasant condition?
Because almost the entire of the produce of our labour is taken from us by humans … “(Chapter 1, pg. 3), also “… Guy is the only creature that consumes without producing … “(Chapter 1, pg. 4). In these extracts of paragraph, it shows exactly a sign which suggests the idea that big companies are priority area over the rest (proletariat), where they take the most significant possessions of their work (in this case, the animals work) and these animals are the ones who sell their labour in return for a minimun wage that it is unfair.
The 2nd element that represents the figure of socialism is the presence of the 9 canines of Napoleon, they are a direct representation of the NKVD, Stalin’s secret police in the Soviet Union. These nine dogs, representing the authorities in the farm that are violent forces which permitted the Capitalistic force to stay in the power. The 3rd and last element that can be seen to symbolize socialistic ideology, it is the propaganda that seeks to inculcate in everybody. A way of positioning some ideology and patent it front of all the farm animals, as well as spread a nacionalist belief.
This propaganda like the hymn “Monsters of England” or the song made up by Minimus: “Associate Napoleon”, as well as the flag which sets Significant signifying the union and loyalty in between animals, in this method you can broaden a concept, in socialist teaching it is very typical and it is used to affect the mindset of the rest to a cause or position. 3) Describe three aspects or realities or occasions that are thought about symbols of a capitalistic society. Discuss them. A capitalistic society is the one in which there are a lot of exploited employees, with a difficult journey, and with a owner of business who normally put on? work a lot, but as he have, he? s the one in charge. Is a society based in the inequality of the classes, in cultural social and economic terms. This kind of system had its maximum expression in the Industrial Revolution, when Adam Smith thought commercialism. In this book, there are a number of times when this kind of society is revealed, such as: – In the very first chapter, Mr. Jones was the owner of the farm, and he is as the one in charge of the business, and the animals are the employees who don? t had great conditions, weren? t well fed, on the other hand Jones had always great times, often forgot of their animals, and naturally, doesn? work anything. That? s the reason Old Mayor wants to provided a speech to all the animals, to inform them the genuine circumstance they are living, discussing that their lives are: “miserable, tiresome, and short”. – Then when the animals revolt, and they were living by its own, comes a clear aspects of commercialism: the pigs were having all the advantages, on the other hand the other animals were still residing in miserable conditions. In this aspect, there is a particular that is very normal nowadays: to hide to power guaranteeing to be good and likewise a bit socialistic, however when they reach their goal, commercialism rises.
Pigs were the leaders of the animals because of the 7 rules, which describes a socialistic society, by when they used them, their actions wasn? t comparable to what it was written. This appeared in the story when the pigs slept in beds, wear? t mattering they were breaking a rule that was not to do anything that humans do. The others were oversleeping the farm, as it was supposed to be. Also the pigs use the animals for their own benefit; they ate all the apples and the milk excusing them that they required for believing. The pigs abused of their power of leaders and exploited their animals, such as an employer finish with their workers.
Here is also a implicit attribute: education. A few animals understand haw to check out and write, and that were the leaders, animals that don? t even believe in offering education and teach the others due to the fact that they desire their own advantage, put on? t matter the others. – We currently know that pigs (or bosses) mistreated of their power, but not just in financial terms. All the animals except de pigs were being exploited, they work very hard, in specially boxer and clover, which represent the stereotype of a capitalist worker, who work without thinking, without a clear viewpoint, and that follows the mass, however are really effort.
These two horses work more than all the others, and in a capitalistic society there are people who work more difficult than others, but employers don? t. The Pigs, in specially Napoleon, wear? t work. Here is likewise a implicit characteristic: education. A few animals understand haw to read and write, which were the leaders, animals that put on? t even think in giving education and teach the others because they want their own advantage, wear? t matter the others This means the inequality that this society brings with it, in financial and social terms.
After responding to these 3 questions, we can have a more clearer view and viewpoint of this book. The farm represents a new society of equals, that has grat suitables, intending to work for the improved conditions of all the animals, and with seven rules that regulate them and it is their guide of life. This novel addresses not only the corruption of the liders in the revolution, but likewise highlitght the inequality, the oppression where individuals were submitted.