In the text “Animal Farm” by George Orwell, an idea I think is worth learning about is class stratification.Class stratification describes when a society splits into separate classes; who have different access to resources and power.I think this idea is worth learning about because the expulsion of Mr Jones was meant to stop it, the seven commandments were explicitly against it and because Snowball would have stopped it from happening.Animal Farm is an allegory for the Russian revolution and the plots and ideas present in this novel, are based on actual events.The author’s purpose for making the divide between classes so conspicuous was to show unjust, and oppressive; Joseph Stalin’s leadership was.
Firstly, class stratification is an idea worth learning about because the expulsion of Jones was meant to stop it.“Only get rid of Man, and the produce of our labour would be our own. Almost overnight we could become rich and free”.This is a quote from Old Major’s speech, the speech that inspired the animals to revolt against Mr Jones. On the pre expulsion farm, Man was a class with overruling power (With Mr Jones representing the Tsar royal family who ruled at the time) and abundant resources, while the animals were another class; with zero power that had the resources they produced, taken away.The author, put an emphasis on how the animals thought the revolution would turn their society into one free of divided classes, he did this because it put even more emphasis on how wrong the animals were. I think this shows that in life, considering multiple outcome of a situation before deciding whether to dive in or not, is the best way to avoid disappointment when said situation turns sour.
Social Classes In Animal Farm
Secondly, class stratification is an idea worth learning about because the original seven commandments were explicitly against it.The seventh commandment was “All animals are equal”, this was later changed to “All anima…