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1984 and Animal Farm Analytical Essay All novels have hidden messages that the author wants his audience to find 1984 and Animal Farm written by George Orwell both contain some of the same messages that Orwell wanted his audience to find Even though they are satirical pieces about a totalitarian government both novels have hidden messages Some of the messages in the novels are power corrupts propaganda and education All these messages also have some relevancy to todays world Power corrupts is one of the major themes of the two books That theme is also one of the main hidden messages in both novels In the novel Animal Farm the pigs took advantage of their power They did this by making up all the rules and thinking that they had the privilege just because they were pigs to act like humans In 1984 the government took advantage of their power by thinking they had the right to invade peoples privacy and install telescreens and hidden microphones to spy on the people Power corrupts still exists in the world today A well-known example of how power corrupts in todays world would be President Bill Clinton He took advantage of his power by thinking that just because he was the president that it was all right for him to have sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky That was not the only time that this has happened though there is evidence that this has happened before with different women Another message in both books is propaganda The animals in Animal Farm and the people in 1984 are brainwashed into thinking that everything is all right with their government In Animal Farm there is a lot of propaganda from Squealer He makes the animals believe that everything is all right on the farm There are also many types of propaganda used ranging from glittering generalities to scare tactics An example in Animal Farm where scare tactics are used
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