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animal farm1



Animal Farm


In the book Animal Farm, the animals showed a true example of the way that humans act and
do things when they have power. There are many lessons in the book that can help show what
to and what not to do with power. Another lesson it shows is what happens when power is
abused. The book also shows a clear idea of the fact that “Power tends to corrupt and
absolute power corrupts absolutely”(Lord Acton). It shows a clear idea of how all the
Communist Governments have been run and how power can change people.


There are two main lessons that the book illustrates. The first one is that there will
never be a government where all people are exactly equal. In the book the animals have a
government set up and one of the commandments the animals have reads, “All Animals are
Equally”(ch.1). By the end of the of the book after the pigs had taken over the farm the
commandment was changed to “All Animals are Equally, but some are more equal then
others”(ch.10). So in the course of time all there will always be some that end up being
or acting like they are better then the rest, making it seem like some are more equal.
Another lesson that can be learned from this book is that if power is abused then all will
be lost. In animal farm Napoleon had all the power when he got rid of Snowball. The
power went to Napoleon’s head and he started to make a lot of bad choices. He changed all
the commandments so he could do the same things to the animals as the humans use to do.
So what happened to the farmer ended up happening to Napoleon and the rest of the pigs;
the animals revolted again and destroyed every thing that Napoleon had.


This book is also a good reminder many things. For one it is a good reminder that people
should never become to powerful because power corrupts. In the book Napoleon only wanted
to be in control over all the animals so that he wouldn’t have to do any of the farm work,
but the power he gained corrupted him. As soon as Napoleon realized that he has all the
power and that the animals will do any thing that he wants, he starts to go crazy with his
power; which destroys the farm. This is also another lesson in the same example. Power is
given away to easily. If a person is allowed to think they have all the power and that
nobody will stop them from doing anything, then that person will in turn end up abusing
there power. So never give away power for free. Another strong idea that is presented in
this book is the fact that Revoltions and Revolutions will always happen. Somebody is
always going to get made at the person who is leading him or her and revolt. Then after
they revolt the revolution will start. At first every thing will be seem to be going
great, then little by little things will start to happen which weren’t in the original
plan of the government. After that the people who get stuck at the bottom of the chain
will start to mad at the things that are happening to them. They will revolt and the cycle
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