MISCONDUCTS OF SEVEN COMMANDMENTS IN GEORGE ORWELL’S ANIMAL FARM: AN ALLEGORY NOVEL

Dian Fajrina, Dini Hanifa, Diana Fauzia Sari

Abstract


Animal Farm is a fable written by George Orwell in 1945 as a satire of moral and society, represented through animal characters perform the real human beings’ behaviour to criticize the Soviet Union leaders and their administration. The objective of this study was to find out how Seven Commandments, as the law and order in the Animal Farm, were misconducted by the leader of the animals in that farm. Content analysis was performed to analyse the data taken from the dialogues and other information in the novel. The writer finds out that Seven Commandments which originally went as: 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, later were changed when: 1. The animals’ leader became friend with human. 2. Animals were enemies if they were opposing the powerful ones. 3. Animals’ leader wore the clothes of the farm owner. 4. Animals’ leaders slept in a bed in the farm house. 5. Animals’ leader and drank whisky after succeeded repelling his enemy from the farm. 6. Animals’ leader murdered those in the opposition’s side, and 7. Animals’ leader considered himself as higher than other animals in the farm. This allegory novel conveyed Orwell’s messages to the world that totalitarianism is harmful to societies.


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Satire; seven commandments; misconducts

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24815/.v1i1.14873

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