Animal Farm

Why Animal Farm Failed 10th Grade

The social hierarchy and class differences of The Animal Farm caused its demise. The most prominent social groups settled into their own habitats, establishing their own “grounds.” The animals on the bottom of the hierarchy are not well educated, and so are inferior under the top of the hierarchy. The classes had varying levels of educational background, pigs being the visionaries and thinkers. The rest of the animals are workhorses that carried out the pigs’ dreams. With this air of disunity, the animals were subject to a weakness. Large groups are stronger when united. Animal Farm’s plot is driven by the differences between social classes.

“I will work harder” (36), was one of the maxims that the animals chanted. Although this quote is short, it says a lot about the government of The Animal Farm. It portrays the animals as, “the working class” working hard for their government. The animals worked diligently until they no longer could. In a way of thinking, the government used them until they had no use left. When Old Major gave his speech of rebellion to the Animal Farm, he stated, “Boxer, the very day your great muscles lose their power, Jones will sell you to the knacker” (10). This explains how The Animal Farm’s government...

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