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As a class and on our own we read the Book Animal Farm. This book is about animals that overthrow their farm master, because they are overworked, and mistreated animals. It also illustrates totalitarian by the animals setting out to create a farm of progress, justice, and equality.
One aspect of a totalitarian government is police brutality. In a national government like Russia’s, the police would go around the country and city to intimidate the citizens. If you did something wrong they would find you and kill you. The dogs in Animal Farm, acted like the Russian police, they killed other animals when they needed to or the other animals did something wrong. They also marched around the farm intimidating other animals so they would work harder.
Another aspect was industrialization. While all the other people work for this the government makes the people work for one goal; they are not able to work for any other goal other then the government’s goal. All of the money and resources these people get go towards the government and the government’s goal. The animals in animal farm worked towards the windmill to make the farm more profitable. The animals are told that they must work from sunrise to sunset; and they must work on very little food.
A third aspect is conquest. The Russian government showed this by conquering the country of Russia and conquering the citizens and making it to where the citizens do what the government says. They do this by overthrowing the citizens; the citizens are not able to do much about it because the government has just about all authority over the citizens. In animal farm the pigs act as the government and the dogs are like the police and what the pigs say the other animals must do. If they do not do this then they get severely punished.
The fourth aspect is communism. In the Haiti government they show communism by widespread police surveillance, the strictest censorship, and allegations. They have communist internal plots, together with murder, torture, imprisonment without trial, and enforced exile of potential rivals for the presidency. In animal farm communism was shown by the 7 commandments, which are 1. Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy. 2. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend. 3. No animal shall wear clothes. 4. No animal shall sleep in a bed. 5. No animal shall drink alcohol. 6. No animal shall kill any other animal. 7. All animals are equal. These are an example of strict censorship.
In conclusion, I think that totalitarian government shouldn’t be able to kill people for no reason and make goals for them and the people because I believe that the people have an opinion in everything and they should but they are not able to say something to their government just because they would get in trouble. If I were a totalitarian government I would change a lot of the rules that apply to the people and the laws. Therefore, totalitarian government shouldn’t be able to go for a presidency or try to become king. They do not have the right to take people’s life just because they did something wrong everyone should have the right to a jury trial instead of the government just either putting them in jail or killing them. The Russian, and Haiti citizens should have more rights then what they have now, and have a better city and appearance rather then the government choosing everything for them.
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British films, Cold War films, Animal Farm, Political literature, Livestock, Animal welfare, Cruelty to animals
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