Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely

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Pigs walking on two feet, horses and sheep talking. This is how George Orwell satirizes human nature in his classic novel Animal Farm. Animal Farm is an allegory of the Russian Revolution of 1917. The title of the book is also the setting for the action in the novel. The animals in the story decide to have a revolution and take control of the farm from the humans. Soon the story shows us how certain groups …

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…Orwell combines fable, satire and allegory to show the personality of human beings through animals. He also uses allegory to make his story much like the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the aftermath. The truth of human nature, greed , laziness, and deceitfulness is portrayed in the power hungry pigs. The society that the animals once dreamed of is finally corrupted which proves one of Orwell’s main themes in this story true. “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.”