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

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For one thing, humans are the epitome of evil in the animals' world. It is against the oppressive rule of the humans that the animals launch their revolt in the first place, and Animal Farm is intended to be a place free of everything bad about the humans' world. To say the pigs become "corrupt," as readers often do when discussing the book, is to say that they became more like humans. By the end of the book, the aims of the revolution are so perverted that the animals cannot even distinguish between the pigs and the humans.

On an allegorical level, the book also reveals much about human nature,...

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