Animal Farm Essay, Research Paper
All communities have the same, similar social structure. The social structures on Earth have had the same general outline since Creation to right now. If you stand back and look, you can see that a government, neighborhood, school or family all have the same general social structures. You can see that there is a head person or group that controls the people that are under that person or group. Due to our sinful nature, the people that are lower on the ladder almost always become jealous and rebel against the people in power. You see this with citizens rebelling against the government, neighbors feuding with others, children not wanting to listen to their parents or the lower class complaining that they do not have the same rights. In the book, Animal Farm by George Orwell, we can relate Animal Farm s social structure with any other one. The groups or individual characters in Animal Farm, resembles the “clicks” of friends or individuals at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School by their status and attitudes that are revealed in this story. Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School and Animal Farm both have five major groups. Each group has different levels of significance and personalities. The first group we will look at is the “Popular Group,” which is the head of the entire body or population. This group effects and may control the population. The people in the “Popular Group” appoint themselves into this “click” by the things that they do or by forcing themselves into that position. The second group I will call the “Used Group.” Unfortunately, this “click” thinks that they are in the “Popular Group,” however, they are not. The “Popular Group” just uses those in this “click” to get what they want. The “Middle Class” are those that do not have any significant effect on the commanding “Popular Group” except for occasional instances. This group is ruled by the higher class and controls those that are lower in status. The “Lower Class” has nothing to do but obey all orders, however, they first do not eagerly follow the orders. They are unable to ward off those that are above them in status. Finally the last group are the “Outcasts.” The members in this group are normally alone, having no friends and being looked down on by everyone.
The animal and human relationship is identical to the student and teacher relationship. In Animal Farm, The shaping of these “clicks” at KML has formed in the same manner as Animal Farm s. When the students came to KML, they did not know where to fit. At that time, future popular people were friends with future outcasts. Everyone knew that everyone was equal, just as in Animal Farm when Snowball wrote, “All animals are equal” as a commandment. Soon certain students didn t like being equal and stood above the rest by forcing themselves above others or by doing things to stand out. Those students were considered to be in the “Popular Group.” As years went by from all “students being equal” things changed. People were filtering themselves into clicks. Some of these people possibly being in more than one group. As you look upon the class of 99 at KML, you can see the same results of what happened in Animal Farm.