In Animal Farm, Orwell exposes the weaknesses of human nature. How? Please provide examples from the book and deep explanation.

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One of the main ways that Orwell points out human weakness is in showing the way that the pigs, in particular Napoleon, begin to create the same separation and unfairness that led to their revolution against Jones in the first place.

Rather than living together in solidarity with the other animals that have led to the success of the revolution, Napoleon drives out Snowball, then the pigs move into the farmhouse and stop contributing to the work on the farm, and they begin to go to great lengths to protect their privilege and exploit the animals that are still working.

This human weakness, the desire for a life of ease and slothfulness, is exemplified by the pigs and their actions in the story.

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