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by George Orwell

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Discuss how power is shown in Animal Farm and "The Lottery."

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In both works, power is shown to be an exercise of exclusion.  The only way that power can be reasonably executed is when there is a sense of exclusion present and when individuals are isolated from it.  Power is not a shared and participatory experience as much as it is exclusionary.  Napoleon and Squealer eliminate Snowball , who actually wants to make power a shared...

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