What Was Once a Utopia Essay

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What Once Was a Utopia... A utopia is a community or society possessing highly desirable or perfect qualities. A dystopia is a community or society that is in some important way undesirable or frightening. Dystopian societies face problems and corruption while a utopian society functions properly. Animal Farm possessed both of these qualities. Animal Farm stated off as a utopia and became a dystopia as Napoleon began to gain more power and social classes began to form. In the beginning of the novel, the animals established a functional society. At the start of Animal Farm every animal worked and did their share on the farm. Seven commandments were also set up to maintain order. The society became more and more corrupt as Napoleon came into power. Napoleon began killing other animals because of their association with Snowball.
The three hens who had been the ringleaders in the attempted rebellion over the eggs now came forward and stated that Snowball had appeared to them in a dream and incited them to disobey Napoleon's orders. They, too, were slaughtered. Then a goose came forward and confessed to having secreted six ears of corn during the last year's harvest and eaten them in the night. Then a sheep confessed to having urinated in the drinking pool--urged to do this, so she said, by Snowball--and two other sheep confessed to having murdered an old ram, an especially devoted follower of
Napoleon, by chasing him round and round a bonfire when he was suffering from a cough. They were all slain on the spot. And so the tale of confessions and executions went on, until there was a pile of corpses lying before Napoleon's feet and the air was heavy with the smell of blood, which had been unknown there since the expulsion of Jones (Orwell).
This violence also made the government more corrupt.
Animal Farm turned into a dystopia because it had