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 Social commentary is sometimes found at the heart of good art, whether that art form is literature or popular music. The novel, Animal Farm by George Orwell, and the rock album, Animals written and performed by Pink Floyd share the same characteristic of scathing social commentary. The artworks also share an animal metaphor that serves to cast a dark light on human social interactions and stratification functions. Conversely, the artworks individually attack the diametrically opposed, …

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…Neither provides for true equality, and they both exploit their masses, with essentially the same techniques of propaganda. It seems that capitalism won the twentieth century, but one never knows which way the masses will change over time. This is the scathing social commentary that is sometimes found at the foundation of good art, that will stir in some the consideration of the systems and powers of the day, and of the past. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**