What does the book Animal Farm By "George Orwell" and the B.P Oil Spill have in common?I ask this question because i have to write a New Historical Criticism paper. I and i chose to write about the...

What does the book Animal Farm By "George Orwell" and the B.P Oil Spill have in common?

I ask this question because i have to write a New Historical Criticism paper. I and i chose to write about the B.P Oil Spill; but the thing is i also have to mention things that they both have in common.

Example: in the Oil spill animals died and in the book animal farm animals also died. You were im going with this now.

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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In both cases, the weak are at the mercy of the greed of the strong.  The animals on Animal Farm are not able to defend themselves from the pigs' influence.  In real life, it is not just the animals that suffered from others' greed as a result of BP's greed.  Fishermen and everyone who made a living based on tourism or Gulf-trade suffered.

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To me, the bigger connection between these two (bigger than just animals dying) is that in both cases you have people in authority lying to or at least misleading the people they are supposed to be taking care of.

In the oil spill, you had both BP and the government trying to minimize the damage.  Both of them wanted it to seem like the spill was not so bad so they gave out information that would convey that idea.  To me, that is like what Squealer does in the book.  Squealer is always trying to convince the animals that things are actually good when they really aren't.  This, to me, is similar to what the government and BP did in their public statements about the spill.

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Thank you this helped a lot. I actually got an A+ on my people so thanks agian. Though i'm saying thanks two years later. but still thanks 

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