Evenly proportioned societies Within the melting pot of America, we have a divergent population represented by many cultures and heritages of its citizens. It is the goal of the government to treat all the citizens equally. As stated in the constitution, all men are created equal. However, is it realistic for a government to treat all of its citizens equally? In the novel, Animal Farm, written by George Orwell, it is made clear that in a society people will not be treated equally.
Although people may strive for a perfect society where veryone is treated equally, it is clear to any observer that within any society the leaders, the majority, and the educated, usually treat themselves better than those beneath them. Animal Farm’s goal was to have a society in which every animal is treated equally. They shortly failed at their attempt to make a perfect society. The pigs on the farm started to take charge and think highly of themselves. As this began, the farm became a democracy with the pigs in charge. Whenever the animals were at war they had a military formation.
Their military formation is an important aspect of attle on animal farm. The animals are ordered to “March round the precincts of the farm in military formation, with pigs leading, then horses, cows, sheep, poultry’ (Orwell, 115) With the pigs leading the military formation it shows that they are the best out of all the animals. Next in line come the horses, representing that they are second best next to the pigs. Down at the bottom are the poultry, coming in last, because they are the least significant. Pigs are greater and it is a known fact, the animals know they are not treated equally but there is nothing they can do about it.
Finkel 2 Martin Luther King Jr. ‘s speech illustrates that blacks and whites are not treated the same way. Whites are treated exceptionally better than the blacks. The whites had more opportunities and freedom. There was no specific reason for this, Just because of the color of their skin they were automatically kicked around like dirt on the sidewalk. Astonished by the way humans were acting Martin Luther King Jr. decided it was time for someone to speak up. “One day little black boys and black girls will be able to Join hands with litte white boys and white girls as sister and brothers.
A dream like this was almost impossible to make a reality at that time. As time progressed In spite of all the hatred at the time, his dream came true and now the United States of America is free of segregation. Even though people are no longer judged by the color of their skin, blacks and whites are not treated equally. In the story, Harison Bergeron, future America is shown. It is said that everyone was equal and the truth is that no one was truly equal, everyone had the same place in society, everyone except tne government. I nls Is no longer called equality, tnls Is called ommunism.
No one had rights anymore, no one had laws. They were also not treated equally because if you think about the only ones suffering are the handicapped ones. The so called normal ones don’t have to go through the pain of having to hear loud noises or to wear a mask. Two, all the advanced and talented people had to be handicapped. This mearns that they had no freedom, rights and liberty. Trying to make everyone equal resulted in a miserable life for those who were handicapped and everyone not being equal due to the government. Finkel 3 Finkel 3
No matter how perfect a society may be it is shown that the leaders, the majority, and the educated, are more likely to succeed in their society than those who appear lower than them. In a society citizens are not treated equally. In animal farm the pigs are leading, whites are the majority according to Martin Luther King Jr. , and the government in Harrison Bergeron are the wise ones. In the world we live in today, there is no such thing as an equal society, though people want to think that there is there is not. Works Cited Orwell, George. Animal farm;. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1954. Print.