My Assessment

Power corrupts, but absolute power corrupts absolutely, and this is vividly an eloquently portrayed in George Orwell's novel Animal Farm.  This book tells the simple, yet tragic story of what happens when the oppressed farm animals drive out the farmer and attempt to rule the farm themselves, but on an equal basis.  What the animals seem to have aimed at was a utopian sort of communism, where each animal would work according to his capacity while respecting the needs of others.  What resulted was a dictatorship of pigs, who were the brightest of all the animals.     
 
I believe George Orwell did a magnificent job in laying down central themes and easily allowing the reader to follow those themes throughout the book in Animal Farm.  For example, having a naive working classwould in all likelihood be the dream come true of the present ruling government, but it'd a complete hazard to the working community itself.  This is exactly what ensued when Lenin attempted to knock down the Czar and take over: the Russian Revolution arose.  Many Russian citizens of the time were so keen on having a new ruling system that they were extremely blind to the power corruption pressing down on them.  These dedicated but tricked communist supporters of the early twentieth century Russia are portrayed in one particular character in Animal Farm.  Boxer, the loyal and courageous horse who can never be forgotten.  Orwell portrays the working class naivete in Boxer's character, through his hard work and undying devotion to the Animal Farm.  Boxer even made up two maxims that proved his belief in the system; "Napoleon is always right", and, "I must work harder."  Throughout this novel, Boxer is the hardest and most loyal animal on the farm until he is injured and sold but his unfaithful leader for more whisky and glue.  According to Michael JR Jose, a Resident Scholar, he says "The issue of Boxer the horse represents how people are used for their skills and talents. As soon as they are not needed, they are disregarded."  Orwell's representations in this book accurately portray the events that unfolded during the Russian Revolution.  For example, Russians supported Stalin's communist approach to governing and stayed loyal even after his tyranny.  In my opinion, I think it was very clever and intelligent for Orwell to point out these features in an indirect but yet clear kind of way. 
 
The Merriam-Webster Dictonary's definition of abuse is "a corrupt practice or custom; improper or excessive use or treatment; a deceitful act; or language that condemns or vilifies usually unjustly."   In the case of Animal Farm, it is obvious that misuse of language is the abuse being exemplified.  In the book, Orwell sneakily creates acts where misuse of language and power are being performed.  One terrific example can be found in this passage from the book; "After a time, the pigs reserve the apple crop and the cow's milk for themselves because of the enormous energy they must expend on setting policy and administrating the day-to-day operation of the farm." 
 
 
In conclusion, George Orwell's imagination and luminous flair has gotten the support of many through his unique recreation of the Russian Revolution.  His novel thoroughly addresses the negative impacts of communism through his central themes.  I believe George Orwell has created an artwork that not only appeals to the science-fiction minded, but also the historical buffs who love new ways of interpreting the past.  Overall, Animal Farm is an incredible read that I would recommend to anyone.
 
 
 
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