Paper: An Analysis of George Orwell's Animal Farm as a Mockery of Communism

That single commandment made the pigs more powerful. Animalism no longer existed. At the beginning of the story, there were two leaders, Snowball and Napoleon, that were sharing power. Snowball was good with words, honest, good at arguing, was inventive, and believed in technology. He stayed in touch with the animals, and wanted to make things better for them. Napoleon, on the other hand, was bad with words, dishonest, hated arguing, and was not inventive. He wanted to be above all the animals; he didnt care about making things better. He only believed in serving himself. In order for Napoleon to be above all the animals, he had to get Snowball out of the way. Napoleon did that by getting his dogs to scare him away so Snowball would never come back to the farm. Napoleon was now in total control of the farm and the animals. Napoleon and the pigs started acting like humans - they would drink, wear clothes, sleep in beds, fight, and walk. They did everything that they had once said was wrong. Things were worse for the rest of animals than when Mr. Jones was running the farm. Just after the revolution, the animals worked on the farm because they wanted to. All the animals owned the farm, so all worked for it. It was their farm. After Napoleon takes over and creates a dictatorship, the animals are forced to work. Napoleon and the pigs owned the farm and the others became slaves to them. The animals volunteered or they got less food. The dogs used force; and Squealer, a pig, would lie to them to make them work. The pigs werent fair to the other animals at all. Orwell shoes that revolutions are not always for the better. The outcome of it is not the same as it would be if there is someone that wants more power and is never satisfied with what they have already achieved. That person is always thinking about themselves instead of the good of the others. It seems to be in human nature to act the way that way....