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by George Orwell

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In Animal Farm, does power lead to corruption and exploitation?

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In Animal Farm, power almost always leads to corruption and exploitation, and we see evidence of this in both humans and animals.

Through the character of Mr Jones, for example, we find that his successes as a farmer have done little to soften his feelings towards the animals. When he loses a lawsuit, he becomes miserable, turns to alcohol and begins to mistreat the animals. This reaches a climax in Chapter Two when he leaves the animals hungry all day and they revolt against him. Arguably, had he not abused his position and given in to...

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