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Corruption of Power In the words of Winston Churchill Power corrupts but absolute power corrupts absolutely This statement echos a typical yet sometimes unpleasant characteristic of human nature Time and again throughout history mankind has repeatedly demonstrated an inherent selfishness This often results in actions falling short of their preceding ideals With memorable characters and linguistic devices Orwell weaves a story of human demons in memorable animal characters Orwell shows the one flaw in human nature which inevitably keeps us chained He uses the art of writing and creates a complex story with complex characters Orwell all to well points out the flaws of communism and that flaw is human nature Orwell was born in Bengal India and was educated at Eton in England The wealth that he saw at Eton caused him to attain a distaste for money Orwells outright distaste for money soon caused him to become and opponent of capitalism Being an opponent of capitalism and communism wasnt exactly a good position during Orwells life Orwell actually despised all governments that he considered hypocritical At the point in time Orwell wrote animal farm society had a growing respect for communism Russia had just been instrumental in the defeat of Nazi Germany and been established as a world power Orwell for a considerable portion of his life served as a British policeman of sorts with the Indian Imperial Police After watching the oppressive influence of the declining British Empire he developed a more worldly view Kearny 87-98 This worldview allowed him to criticize virtually all forms of government Orwell was a Socialist and hated communism because it was an impure form of socialism He hated the thought of leaders living in large luxurious mansions while the workers slaved in the fields Orwell saw communism as another way for a ruling elite to control the majority of peasants Having fought for the Trotskyist government in Spain he knew how oppressive Stalins regime
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