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The main theme of Animal Farm by George Orwell is corruption. In particular, it deals with the way in which revolutionary ideals are corrupted when put into practice and the way in which the most corrupt individuals rise to power.

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The main theme in Animal Farm is corruption. This theme is explored in various ways: in the corruption of ideals when when one attempts to put them into practice; in the way personal corruption becomes political; in the rise of the most corrupt individuals to the positions of greatest power; and in the way power corrupts them further when they get there.

The most important and overarching instance of corruption appears in the way Old Major's vision of Animalism becomes something at least as bad as Mr. Jones's regime over the course of the book. The points made by Old Major are perfectly reasonable. The farmer does live parasitically on the work and suffering of the animals and on the eventual deaths of most of them. However, even as he exploits them, he protects them from being exploited by each other.

Orwell shows how the personal corruption of the pigs leads them to step into the power vacuum left by Jones and quickly adapt the circumstances to create existences of power and luxury for...

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ely1230 | Student

The them thi animal farm is power corrupting us.Napoleon an the piArden up beig just as controlling and manipulation as humans. Taking advantage of the not so smart animalwand making their lives easier. They judged the humans so badly for it an ended up being maybe even worse . At the end of the novel that's why you can't tell the difference between the pigs and the humans.

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One main theme that I always keep in mind is one where history is bound to repeat itself if one is ignorant to the past. The animals had disregarded their prior knowledge of the events that had occurred and the emotions that conveyed those events, so history was set into the same cycle once again. Never be ignorant to he past, or you can't help yourself in the future.

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