Animal Farm was written by George Orwell. Animal Far, is an allegorical novel which talks about the events that led up to the Russian Revolution which was during the period, March/8/1917 – Nov/7/1917. The main character, Napoleon, is based on Stalin, and is the leader of animal farm who sins against the farm. The quote” We are all equal but some are more equal than others” (Orwell ..) is a comment on the hypocrisy of the governments that proclaim the absolute equality of their citizens however could only give power to the elite. This line represents the moment they are forced to let go of that dream, and shows that Napoleon and the pigs have become just like the humans they overthrew. In this way, it defines the central thesis of the book–that the Soviet Union has abandoned the ideas that sparked its creation and adopted the oppression and tyranny of the government it replaced. Too much power corrupts those who possess it, just as Napoleon did . In animal farm George Orwell has clearly shown that absolute power corrupts absolutely.
The chapter consists of a variety of examples from the initial difficulties in using farming tools designed for humans, to how Orwell hints in numerous ways that the very ideals that the rebels used as their idea for uniting are being betrayed by the pigs. In order to get this theme across he has used a fable to replace human beings with animals and show the process of power corrupting. In Animal Farm, the revolution all started with a dream one of the oldest pigs had. Old major’s dream was about how humans are using the animals, and that the animals would be better off running the farm on their own. He states “Is it not crystal clear comrades, that all the evils of this life of ours spring, from the tyranny of human beings, only get rid of man and the produce of our labour would be our own.”