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Social Criticism in Literature As Found in George Orwells Animal Farm and Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities Many authors receive their inspiration for writing their literaturefrom outside sources The idea for a story could come from familypersonal experiences history or even their own creativity For authorsthat choose to write a book based on historical events the inspirationmight come from their particular viewpoint on the event that they want todramatize George Orwell and Charles Dickens wrote Animal Farm and A Taleof Two Cities respectively to express their disillusionment with societyand human nature Animal Farm written in 1944 is a book that tells theanimal fable of a farm in which the farm animals revolt against theirhuman masters It is an example of social criticism in literature inwhich Orwell satirized the events in Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution He anthropomorphises the animals and alludes each one to a counterpart inRussian history A Tale of Two Cities also typifies this kind ofliterature Besides the central theme of love is another prevalent themethat of a revolution gone bad He shows us that unfortunately humannature causes us to be vengeful and for some of us overly ambitious Both these books are similar in that both describe how even with the bestof intentions our ambitions get the best of us Both authors alsodemonstrate that violence and the Machiavellian attitude of the endsjustifying the means are deplorable George Orwell wrote Animal Farm to discredit the Soviet systemby showing its inhumanity and its back-sliding from ideals hevalued Gardner 106 Orwell noted that there exists in Englandalmost no literature of disillusionment with the Soviet Union Insteadthat country is viewed either with ignorant disapproval or withuncritical admirationGardner 96 The basic synopsis is this OldMajor an old boar in Manor Farm tells the other animals of his dream ofanimalism Only get rid of Man and the produce of our labourwould be
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