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Role of Rules in a Society

Directions: "Criticize or defend the role of rules in a society. Make an extensive use of the rules of 'Animalism' to support your position."
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McKenzie Pruitt

on 13 May 2011

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Consistent rules are essential in a society;
without them, it would be total chaos. "Role of Rules in a Society..." "RULES ARE THERE TO BE FOLLOWED. WITHOUT RULES NOTHING GETS DONE." The world seems to be ran disorderly now, but can you imagine what the World would be like without rules? It would be complete destruction! A rule is obviously made for a purpose or it would have never been made. When we're young, we "hate" rules, but as we gradually get older we start to realize how important they actually are, so that we don't make mistakes that we'll regret. Believe it or not, equality plays a big part in maintaining rules, because people have similar rules wherever they go, so that no one has more power than another, which is comparable to the fairness of people, as well. Whether rules are followed or not, they will always be there for the security of others. If people are speeding, murdering, disrespecting others, etc. already, then how could anyone possibly feel secure just simply walking outside of their home? The rules of Animalism also prove that rules prevent from safety declining. For example: One of the 7 Commandments says, "Whatever goes upon 2 legs is an enemy." This is because they felt that 2-legged 'creatures' would harm them. For example: In the Seven Commandments, one of them says, "No animal shall sleep in a bed." This ensures equality, because if one animal sleeps in a bed, then ALL of them will want to sleep in a bed; therefore, none of the animals can, because it would be chaos. 1. Whatever goes upon 2 legs is an enemy.
-The pigs start dealing with humans and end up walking on 2 legs.
2. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend.
-The pigs end up thinking any animal who walks on four legs or has wings are less important.
3. No animal shall wear clothes.
-The pigs all end up wearing clothes.
4. No animal shall sleep in a bed.
-Squealer changes this to "No animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets", because they decided to sleep on the humans beds.
5. No animal shall drink alcohol.
-Squealer changes this to "No animal shall drink alcohol to excess" and ended up getting drunk often.
6. No animal shall kill any other animal.
-Squealer changes this to "No animal shall kill any other animal without cause." Napoleon sentences anyone who was thought to be plotting against him (though he has no evidence) to death. Boxer is sent off to be killed and turned into glue when he breaks a leg.
7. All animals are equal.
- Squealer changes this to "All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others." It is very obvious that the pigs come out on top and order everyone around.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081122022222AAyQnXB "Animalism is analogous to communism in George Orwell's allegorical novel, Animal Farm. In a sense, Animalism, along with all other governments, fall apart drastically in the presence of corrupted officers."

Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_did_animalism_fail_in_animal_farm#ixzz1MAxmCXsz As you can see, the rules were SUPPOSED to keep the animals equal, etc., but since they WEREN'T consistent, it led to destruction. Rules are broken in many ways for various reasons. One of the commandments said, "Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy"; yet Napoleon made a deal with the farmers to make money. Another commandment says, ""All animals are equal", but Napoleon modifies this rule to "All animals are equal but some are more equal than others," which creates a hierarchy. Furthermore, one of the commandments says, "Whoever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend"; however, Napoleon disowned Snowball. Notice who is continously changing the rules (Napoleon), but why is that? It's most likely because he wants complete and total control. Also, he changes the commandments to suit him rather than keeping everything fair to suit everyone. Rules are being alternated, added, and repealed constantly, but should that be allowed or should we just stick to the same rules all of the time? Our society probably doesn't even realize it actually. Our society is changing just as fast as the rules are, so we naturally adjust, but if they are major rules/laws, then it could lead to conflict with those who don't agree with the change.
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