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Societies Downfall

Usually in society people are not treated equally. In George Orwells book Animal Farm he symbolizes Russia during the Russian Revolution. In Russia at the time there were many political problems and many things that happened in the Russian Revolution are symbolized in Animal Farm. In The book he proves that things are not equal in the world and society today. In the story Animal Farm George Orwell proves that “In society, individuals are not treated equally,” which leads to an imbalance of power and causes an upper and lower class.

In society, individual are not always treated equally. For example, all the animals receive reduced rations, except for the pigs and dogs; Squeler says “When the pigs and dogs receive good nourishment, the whole community benefits.”(77) The pigs and dogs receive more food and they do nothing. This causes an unfair balance of who gets food and noting is equal. In addition, Benjamin reads the seven commandments and it reads “all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. (92) The individual animals are never treated equally. Equality is not affiliated with Animal Farm, there are only two classes the upper and lower class, and the lower class gets so little of anything.

Sometimes individuals get different treatment because of there abilities and attributes. For example, Napolean has thirty one piglets and Napolean orders that there “should be a school built for there education only” (77) Napolean starts to be a leader and there’s no equality between the animals. He can order people around and let his children have the highest treatment will the other animals do not. Furthermore, Benjamin says “They are sending Boxer to the knackers.” (84) Boxer is old and can’t work and he’s going to be killed because of his ability to work. He was told he could retire and now he was killed so the pigs would not have to finance food for him and worry about him.

The upper class does no work and gets more while the lower class does work and get



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