HIERARCHY IN THE ANIMAL FARM

 

George Orwell wrote the book Animal Farm and he satirically created an Animal Farm Hierarchy in the book. He used the hierarchy to distinguish and showcase POWER. He opined that Animal Farm Hierarchy represents a Class System, Differentiation and Discrimination in the society. He further classified the hierarchy into four:

The Napoleon,

The Pigs,

The Dogs and

The Other Animals.

 

The Napoleon: This is the core villain in the Animal Farm Hierarchy. The Napoleon represents the Upper Class in the world, the famous and the rich one. It represents the capitalistic class and the leader in the group. He is habitual of getting the things as he is desired to have and love to suppress others before him. Everyone has to bow before him since he holds the extreme position as a Leader.

The Pigs: The Pigs in the Animal Farm Hierarchy represent themselves as the Napoleon’s right hand and having the position as of Ministers in the farm. They possess the powers more than other animals of the farm but lesser than that of the Napoleon. The Pigs are in charge of the ministries of the Napoleon.

The Dogs: The Dogs is the symbol of army or in simple words one can say they depict themselves as the security in the Animal Kingdom. Their major task is to maintain law and order and protect the farm animals but in actual fact, their major time is spent in the protection of Napoleon as his security force. The Dogs represent the police, military and para-military forces in the real world.

The Other Animals: All of the other animals symbolize the Common Man, which means the working and lower class which has to accept whatever is going on without a single question; has to obey the orders and rules without any denial and has to follow the Leader and his orders. Though, the other animals possess more strength and are quantitatively more than the Upper Class (The Napoleons and The Pigs), yet they have to be obedient to the Leader and the Ministers just because they possess less knowledge and power than them.