A mind map about the comparison of Macbeth and Animal Farm
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Although "Macbeth" and "Animal Farm" were written at separate times and by different authors, you can't help but notice the similarities and traits of the characters. Unlike Macbeth, which concentrates on the pain of the main character, Animal Farm focuses on the pain of the animals. On the other hand, both stories convey a message of self-gratification. Both "Macbeth" and "Animal Farm" featured power-hungry characters that are desperate to gain domination, as well as character competition. Manipulation is used to deceive others into devotion or to commit crimes.
Macbeth kills porters
To avenge Duncan
To silence the guards and cover his tracks
Desire for power
Squealer manipulates the animals into thinking Napolean is always right.
Lady Macbeth manipulates Macbeth into killing ducan
Napoleon manipulates the animals into thinking that Snowball had a hand in the windmill's destruction.
Macbeth was hungry for power and would do anything to obtain it
Napoleon was hungry for power and wanted to become supreme ruler
When the windmill fell Napoleon stated that “Snowball '' was the one “who has come in the night and overthrown our windmill” covering up his own miscalculations (Orwell 28).
“Were you drunk when you seemed so hopefulbefore? Have you gone to sleep and woken upgreen and pale in fear of this idea? From now onthis is what I’ll think of your love. Are you afraid toact the way you desire? Will you take the crownyou want so badly, or will you live as a coward,always saying “I can’t” after you say “I want to”?You’re like the poor cat in the old story.”
"Comrades," he said, "I trust that every animal here appreciates the sacrifice that Comrade Napoleon has made in taking this extra labour upon himself. Do not imagine, comrades, that leadership is a pleasure! On the contrary, it is a deep and heavy responsibility. No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be? Suppose you had decided to follow Snowball, with his moonshine of windmills– Snowball, who, as we now know, was no better than a criminal?"
"I can’t spur myself to action. The only thingmotivating me is ambition, which makes peoplerush ahead of themselves toward disaster."
“No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions,"
Macbeth chose to kill anyone who stood his his way of becoming king.
“Is this a dagger which I see before me,The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee:I have thee not, and yet I see thee still.”
"Both of you Know Banquo was your enemy".
"you must kill both Banquo and hisson, Fleance, who keeps him company."
Napoloen ordered the slaughter of animals who may be conspiring with snow ball