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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 1 decade ago

George Orwell's Animal Farm?

Has anybody else notice that the politicians are more and more resembling George Orwell’s Animal Farm where you can’t tell to politicians from the animals?

If you did not read the book or at least see the movie, don’t waste time responding to this until you do. The answers would be over your head.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The point of animal farm is socialism can't work because power corrupts. Not that anyone looked like animal or human. The pigs went around promising all these good things,"socialism" and made everything even worse. If you give any one group 2 much power they will abuse it. So where as I think you missed the point a little I still have to agree a little. The two party system is all that is holding the full conversion to animal farm back. We need 2 take 3rd parties serious or one day left and right may unite then we are screwed.

  • Tim 47
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Umm, I thought the point of the story was that the animals looked more like the farmers who were the antagonist, in this book?

    From the climax of the story?

    ''The pigs and farmers return to their amiable card game, and the other animals creep away from the window. Soon the sounds of a quarrel draw them back to listen. Napoleon and Pilkington have played the ace of spades simultaneously, and each accuses the other of cheating. The animals, watching through the window, realize with a start that, as they look around the room of the farmhouse, they can no longer distinguish which of the cardplayers are pigs and which are human beings.

    Throughout the novella, Orwell has told his fable from the animals’ point of view. In this chapter, we see clearly the dramatic power achieved by this narrative strategy. The animals remain naively hopeful up until the very end. Although they realize that the republic foretold by Old Major has yet to come to fruition, they stalwartly insist that it will come “[s]ome day.” These assertions charge the final events of the story with an intense irony. For although Orwell has used foreshadowing and subtle hints to make us more suspicious than the animals of the pigs’ motives, these statements of ingenuous faith in Animal Farm on the part of the common animals occur just before the final scene. This gap between the animals’ optimism and the harsh reality of the pigs’ totalitarian rule creates a sense of dramatic contrast. Although the descent into tyranny has been gradual, Orwell provides us with a restatement of the original ideals only moments before the full revelation of their betrayal.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I've actually wanted to read this book for a while, especially after 1984. Now that you say it parallels the election, I might just get around to reading it sooner or later. By the way, Obama's "double speak" on his Iraq position is eerily similar to how Orwell treats the term in 1984.

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  • Bella
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Yes, it is a good analogy. The original ruling was "All animals are equal", then it turned into "All animals are equal, but pigs are more equal than others."

    They escaped from being ruled by humans, then allowed themselves to be ruled by the pigs. Now the question is, who are the pigs? They must be the ones who have been imposing their rule on us for the last 7 1/2 years.

    Source(s): Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I've thought that way about politicians ever since I read the book years ago.

  • 1 decade ago

    The sign "no animal shall steal from any other animal"

    has been crossed out & replaced with a crayon scrawling

    "No animal shall steal from any other animal unless he is going to give half of what he has stolen to the rest of the animals and keep the other half for himself and his cronies"

    Throw all the PIGS out.

    Libertarians Bob Barr / Wayne Root '08

  • 1 decade ago

    I still feel bad for Snowball... and it was satire for the the Soviet Union i believe, and it does seem our politicians are making a move to make us communistic

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    all animals are equal , but some animals are more equal than others

    and a majority of both our main parties show that is what they follow

    just look at the perks they vote for themselves

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think the times more reflect the novel 1984.

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