Animal Farm

Rousseau's Social Contract in the novella ''Animal Farm'' College

The social contract is the view that a person's morals or political obligations are dependent upon a contract or agreement among them to form a society in which they live. The best three known philosophers of social contract theory: Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Jean Jacques Rousseau. Jean Jacques Rousseau is a francophone philosopher who influenced the French revolution. It is the publication of the two books ''The Social Contract'' that made him important to the study of the political philosophy. In his works, he argues against the idea that monarchs were divinely empowered to legislate. He believes that people should rule by what is known as the General Will, and talked about who a legislator is, and what is his limits. He also talked about the government and its types. His ideas can be elicited from the allegorical novella ''Animal Farm'' that is written by George Orwell in 1945. The setting is on a farm ruled by Mr. Jones who ill-treats animals. Stirred by a desire of equality, happiness, and freedom as the animals rebelled and took over the farm; however, the farm ends up in a state worse than before. Thereupon, this essay tackles how the novella ''Animal Farm'' fails to live up to Rousseau's ideas.

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