George Orwell Research Paper

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George Orwell: The Prophesier

George Orwell once said, “freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear”, that, essentially, “speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act”. (“George Orwell”) Orwell’s words reveal his political views in the absolute truest form. His uninhibited writing style forced readers to not only to listen what he had to say, but to also recognize his writing as the truth. Although his veracity was supposed to be accepted without question, Orwell defined oppressive ideas of the government by exposing elements such as class division, and the failed attempts of the middle class to establish a meaningful union with the working class. Through his symbolic storytelling in
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Although Animal Farm is the story of a revolution gone bad, in the conclusion of the novel, the order is returned and, “the creatures outside 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” (Orwell 77). It is here Orwell illustrates the common horror of the condition of society, the fear that there have been, are, and always will be heinous creatures in every society, and they will always desire absolute power. As the Manor Farm deteriorates into it’s final, crimpling state it seems as though “”All Animals Are Equal is changed into “All Animals Are Equal, but Some Are More Equal Than Others”” (Atwood). Yet, despite this constant need for power and the power changes within the farm, it is the human nature of superior animals to defeat greed and ultimately save humanity. Orwell’s perspective on society was also shown in 1984, a story that depicts the most horrifying future possible, one with complete regimentation, hypocrisy, cruelty and denial of human rights and dignity. The suffocating government dominated the society within the novel, evidenced by the way that even if they “announced that two and two made five, you would have to believe it” (Orwell 24). It seems as though, due to this overbearing political