Animal Farm Analysis

Animal Farm Animal Farm is about a group of animals taking over the farm in the search for freedom and equality, but over time with wrong decisions made one animal takes control of all. Animal Farm is an example of a dystopia because it is based on five out of the nine traits dystopias have these traits are restrictions, fear, dehumanization, conformity, and control. One quality of a dystopia that is very well represented in Animal Farm is restriction. The animals had seven commandments that must always be followed and four of them were restrictions. One restriction given to the animals was “no animal shall ever wear clothes” (19) animals were forbidden from clothes because only humans were supposed to wear them. Another restriction animal had that “no animal shall ever drink alcohol” (19) the animals could not drink alcohol because only humans did and alcohol caused them to act crazy. One major restriction the animals had was “no animal shall kill any other animal” (19) this restriction of no killing was made by other animals for all the animals to follow. Animal farm has many examples of dystopia but the strongest quality of one is restriction. In Animal Farm fear is used to keep the animals under control. Old major told the animals “Man is the only real enemy we have. Remove Man from the scene and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished forever.”(5) Old Major used fear to get the animals to revel by telling them how horrible Johns was, and how john treated them badly and miss feed them. Also fear was used by Squealer when he says “surely there is no one among you who wants to see Jones come back?”(28) The pigs knew that the animals were mistreated by Johns and that no one wanted him back so the pigs asked for more food so johns would not come back to the farm. Napoleon kept the animals doing what he wanted by scaring them in to thinking that snowball betrayed them “snowball was declared to be hiding at Foxwood”(63) Napoleon would tell the…