Corruption of Power

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Corruption of Power In the words of Winston Churchill, “Power corrupts, but absolute power corrupts absolutely”. This statement echo’s a typical yet sometimes unpleasant characteristic of human nature. Time and again throughout history mankind has repeatedly demonstrated an inherent selfishness. This often results in actions falling short of their preceding ideals. With memorable characters and linguistic devices, Orwell weaves a story of human demons in memorable animal characters. Orwell shows the one flaw in …

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…animals original intention of over throwing Jones is not evil Napoleons adoption of nearly all of Jones principals and harsh mistreatment of the animals proves to the reader that communism is not equality but just another form of inequality. “ (Kearney 78-79) And that inequality that is created is due to mans own selfishness. A selfishness that not only plagues communism but capitalism as well. No government big or small is able to withstand mans flaw.