Blog Post Essay
Is Animal Farm still relevant today? Yes, and in a few ways. First, one element of the story is how power can corrupt any leader. Power hungry leaders are almost completely normal in our society today. Secondly the book has an element of human nature. Humans have a selfish side as shown by some of the animals, but also a caring side as shown by other animals. Finally, Animal Farm is relevant today because it has an element of propaganda. Propaganda is used in modern politics just like it was used in the book.
Animal Farm is relevant today because it has elements of power hungry leaders that is common in modern governments. The book is about farm animals who are tired of how they are treated by Mr. Jones (farmer), and overthrow him. Mr. Jones is the first example of corrupted power in animal farm, "...without bothering to feed the animals." Mr. Jones was an example of a cruel and unfair leader. An obvious example of this is modern government is Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea. He is known for making changes that
help him more than the people of his country
Another way Animal Farm is relevant today is it's demonstrations of human nature. Human nature by definition is the characteristics, behavior and feelings of the human race. The different characters in Animal Farm represent different sides of human nature. Napoleon is the selfish side. Humanity as a whole is selfish; everyone cares for themselves first. He mainly cares of himself, "Milk and apples (this has been proved by Science, comrades) contain substances absolutely necessary to the
wellbeing of a pig." He convinces all the animals that he needs the milk and apples to take them for himself. Boxer is the determined side, ...
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