Some people say that power corrupts even the best In the novel Animal
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Some people say that power corrupts even the best. In the novel Animal Farm, by George Orwell, Many animals stage a rebellion against their farmer, Mr. Jones. After the rebellion the pigs take over the farm. They lie and take advantage of the other less intelligent animals. After a while they begin to even deceive other pigs end up doing the same things the old farmer did before so things went back to the way it was before only now the pigs run things their way. In the story power sure did corrupt the pigs. Orwell shows in the end that after a while power may turn you into what you were against in the beginning.
When power corrupts people change. “The creatures looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again, but already it was impossible to say which was which.” The pigs were at first rebelling for a good cause, that they hated the farmer as much as the other animals. The pigs later as the years pasted by the pigs slowly but surly took the farm over. The original rules were changed or abolished one by one till nothing was originally left. By the end of this book the pigs had turned into what they originally hated, they had turned into farmers no different from the humans. They started treating the others with as much respect as the farm had. They killed other animals and re-named the farm Manor Farm instead of animal farm, the name they had fought all these years for.
To conclude, power given to anyone will change him or her in some way most likely for the worse. The pigs turned bad in the end and became what they despised. This book was unbelievable but had a good meaning in it. Never believe that you can have something with no general power the over sees every thing, if you do than eventually some one will some how take over the power seat and control everything to their liking.
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British films, Cold War films, Allegory, Animal Farm, Political literature, Jones, Pig, Domestic pig, Animals, Pigs in popular culture, Pig farming
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