Animal Farm By George Orwell Essay

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One of America’s skilled authors, Henry Miller, portrays his understanding of human nature, stating that “Man has demonstrated that he is the master of everything - except his own nature”. He tells us that human nature is impossible to master due to its multiple personalities. We can see this in both literary works and in real life examples. Animal Farm by George Orwell is a story of a group of animals who fight their way through to reach freedom. In those animals we see the diversity of the human nature. It is in man’s nature to be a combination of both good and evil due to man’s nature to portray ignorance, leadership and greed in Animal Farm, by George Orwell.

As humans, we express a variety of natures – one of the most treacherous and corrupted traits that we possess is greed. This execrable nature is demonstrated in George Orwell’s profound novel, Animal Farm. Mr. Jones, the often drunk farmer who ran Manor Farm before the animals staged their rebellion and established Animal Farm, is an excellent example of man’s avaricious nature. Old Major, the elderly prized boar who inspired the revolution, states,
Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals. He sets them to work, he gives back to them the bare minimum that will prevent them from starving, and the rest he keeps for himself (Orwell 7).
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