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Animal Farm

Animal Farm Animal Farm George Orwells Animal farm is a book about stuck up pigs who illuminates the range of human experience, from love to hate. There are seven commandments, these seven are broken and changed, this causes destruction and hate. One night during Animal Farm Major the head pig ordered a meeting for all animals, this meeting was his last and had important things to say, laws and commandments, the seven were clear to not be broken like the major said. These commandments were, 1. Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy. 2.

Whatever goes upon four legs and has wings is a friend. 3. No animal shall wear cloths. 4. No animal shall sleep in a bed.

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5. No animal shall drink alcohol. 6. No animal shall kill another animal. 7.

All animals are equal. During the story the Majors rules were broken. The Major said I have more to say, I merely repeat remember always your duty enmity towards man and all his ways. The Major is saying that you have to remember the hatred the animals have for people, and only like animals.(pg21) During a few months period the laws were changing, and they changed to 1 2 3 4. No animals shall sleep in bed with sheets. 5.

No animals shall drink alcohol to excess. 6. No animal shall kill another animal without cause. 7. All animals are equal but more than others.

The Major said No animal must ever tyrannize over his own kind, weak or strong, clever or simple, we are all brothers. The Major is saying dont go against each other, because their our own kind. (pg.21,22) All the pigs were stuck up and snobby, but they werent hiding what they were doing. One day Muriel was reading off the seven commandments to herself, she said, The animals had remembered seven commandments wrong, no animals shall drink alcohol, but there were two words that they had added, that no animal shall drink alcohol to excess.(pg. 103) The moral of the story is, to always follow the rules.

You shouldnt change the rules, look what happened to the pigs. Book Reports.

Animal Farm

Animal Farm Mr. Jones owned and managed Manor Farm. He was a bad man who liked to drink. Things on the farm got so bad one night that he fell asleep so drunk that he forgot to lock in the animals. The beasts took advantage of the situation and held a secret meeting.

Led by the pigs, they ran the Joneses from their home. The animals of the renamed “Animal Farm” formed a system they called “Animalism. They followed a set of principals known as “The Seven Commandments of Animalism” which forbade the animals to associate with humans or to adopt any of their traits. The leadership of the farm quickly fell to Napoleon and Snowball, the two most ambitious pigs. One day Mr.

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Jones tried to recapture the farm, but due to Snowballs clever tactics, he was driven off. The Battle of the Cowshed, as it was called by the animals, deepened the conflict between Napoleon and Snowball. Snowball came up with an idea to build a windmill to help with the production of the farm. Napoleon and his guards pretended to oppose the idea and they ran Snowball off. After Snowballs exile, Napoleon takes over the windmill idea.

The animals are put to work like slaves, but the conditions on the farm worsened. Although they had all agreed to abide by the Seven Commandments, one by one they are rewritten. One night, after a terrible storm, the animals awakened to find the partially built windmill in ruins. They have to restart the construction. Meanwhile, the pigs move into the farmhouse where Napoleon makes a deal with Mr.

Fredrick, one of their neighbors, to sell 2 CS him lumber. However, Mr. Fredrick pays him with counterfeit money and blows up the windmill. The animals worked tirelessly to rebuild the windmill which had been somewhat changed in design from Snowballs original design, but only the pigs benefited from the profits. The pigs take on so many human traits that eventually it becomes “impossible to tell the pigs from the men.”.

Animal Farm

Animal Farm
Animal Farm
Introduction
“Animal Farm” is a symbolical political satire in which animals take the place of humans. These animals can talk and are just as intelligent as humans. They learn to read and each type of animal a different aspect of humanity. (Ex.: Pigs- Politicians; Horses- Laborers; Sheep- Gullible People; etc. ) This book shows how a government that is set up to serve the people turns against them, just like communism did to the Russian people. Animalism symbolizes communism and the characters symbolize Russian leaders and people of importance. This is a tale with no happy ending.

Characters
The Pigs
They symbolize politicians in a stereotypical sense. Some of them lie, cheat, and steal from the animals they are supposed to serve. They make promises that are never kept. Propaganda is spread to the animals they are supposed to represent.
Old Major
He is a pig who is very old. He has seen the lifestyle the animals live and is dissatisfied with it. He creates a government ideology called animalism which represents communism. He is the Karl Marx of this world.

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Napoleon
He is a large, fierce looking Berkshire boar, who is not much of a talker. He uses animalism only to increase his power and the dogs to terrorize the other animals. Napoleon symbolizes the dictator Joseph Stalin in this world.

Snowball
He is a pig that fights with Napoleon over the power on the farm. He is a very energetic, eloquent speaking, brilliant leader who organizes the defense of the farm. Napoleons jealousness of him makes him try to kill Snowball. Snowball flees the area and every misfortune in Animal Farm after that is blamed on him. He represents Leon Trotsky in this story.

Squealor
He is a short, fat, twinkle eyed pig who is a brilliant talker. He justifies the horrible actions of Napoleon and most of the animals buy into it. He has a sly, persuasive air to him. This is why he is head of Napoleons propaganda plan.

Boxer
He is a large, very powerful horse who is not too bright. He buys into animalism and works the hardest on the farm. He saves the farm on multiple occasions and declared a national hero. After he gets too sick to work Napoleon secretly sells him to a glue factory. Boxer symbolizes the hard working Russian class that Stalin abused for his own benefit.

Mollie
She is a mare who abandons Animal Farm for sugar and ribbons at the human inn. She represents the nobles of Russia that abandoned the people after the Russian Revolution.

The Dogs
These animals are the military force and secret police of this totalitarian government. They were trained at birth to be completely loyal to Napoleon. They are Animalism only true physical force and without them the pigs would be powerless.

The Sheep
These animals are totally gullible. They will believe whatever they are told and repeat it. Their role in this communist society is self explanatory.

Farmer Jones
He is a human who is drunk and neglects the farm. He is later thrown out of the farm at the Animal Revolution. Humans in this story represent cruelty and evil.

Setting
This story takes place in England in the countryside on a farm. The name says basically where it is; On a Animal Farm.

Plot
After decades of the animals being supp…..ressed they have a meeting in the barn. Mr. Jones, the drunken human owner of the farm, is sleeping soundly in his bed. The oldest animal there, Old Major who is a pig, talks of their submissive existence in which man uses their labor for his benefit while abusing them. He next talks about Animalism, a government in which Animals rule themselves without humans for the benefit of animals. The old pig dies shortly after. The animals begin a revolution in which Mr. Jones is forcibly banished from the farm. The pigs learn to read and write very quickly. They write commandments for all animals to follow and for the good of all animals. The commandments are:
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.
The pigs organize the animals to run the farm. The animals do very well in running the farm. Snowball organizes the animals and creates a defensive force in case Mr. Jones returns. Napoleon finds two litters of puppies and takes them away to be trained for his own purposes. He trains them to be loyal without question and for his own secret police. Mr. Jones tries to retake the farm, but Snowballs clever defense fights off Mr. Jones. The growing conflict between Snowball and Napoleon builds up when Snowball proposes that a windmill be built. Napoleon gets agitated with Snowball and sics the dogs on him. Snowball just barely escapes and goes into hiding. Napoleon orders that all debates be done only between the pigs. He uses the dogs to enforce his orders through terrorization. Apples go missing along with the milk. Animals are now working with little food. Squealor then explains that the pigs need the apples and milk for their brainwork. Squealor begins other propaganda and most of the animals buy into it. Napoleon decides that a windmill should be built after all. After half completing it a tornado blows it down. Napoleon blames it on Snowball. The pigs become more like people and start to slowly change the commandments to justify their actions. The pigs create a final commandment:
All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.


As one animal looks into Mr. Jones house he sees Napoleon playing poker with a human. The two are calling each other cheaters. The animal looks back and forth and each of them and can not tell which is which because Napoleon has become just like one of them….. a human.

Theme
The theme of this book is “rebellion.” Just because you rebel against a force you believe that is oppressing you does not mean that if you succeed you will be better off. There are many bumps along the road and you could become what you initially rebelled against.

My Thoughts
I enjoyed this book tremendously because it showed the problems with communism very clearly. The government may have been set up to serve the animals, but when a corrupt leader came along he pressed the animals into basically slavery for his own power and glory. The government then served the ruling class not the rest. This book shows the true nature of a totalitarian government.

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