Animal Farm is a classic portrayal of how power can effect the goals and hopes of a society. In this essay, I will explore the irony of Animal Farm, and how it used to satirize communism and dictatorships.
The story begins with a revolution, and high hopes for the society being developed by the animals. But slowly, as the leading officials get a taste of power, things begin to change.
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ironically oppress themselves in the process. Here irony is used to show how lack of equality, no matter what the original intent was, can result in oppression.
In the end, we can see clearly why communism has failed, and at the same time are entertained. With its razor sharp wit and surprisingly realistic portrayal of an oppressive society, it is no wonder why Animal Farm is hailed the greatest political commentary of all time.