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Animal Farm

analytical Essay
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George Orwell’s Animal Farm was published August 17, 1945 in England which is also where the setting of the book is derived. It is a fiction novel based largely around the Russian Revolution and Dictator Joseph Stalin as many of Orwell’s works were. He uses animals to represent the people of the revolution because he did not want it to completely obvious of what the idea of the novel was. The story is set on a nineteenth century farm in England that seems to be only surrounded by other farms. The owner of the farm, Mr. Jones, is a drunken man who was once considered a good keeper of his animals, but had fallen on hard times. He is neighbored by a farm on both sides, one being owned by Mr. Pilkington and the other by Mr. Fredrick. The pigs of the farm are said to be the most educated of the animals consisting of: Napoleon, Snowball, Old Major and Squealer. Boxer, Clover and Mollie are the horses along with Benjamin the donkey and Moses the Raven. They are various farm animals that are never named, but only called by their type of animal. The novel opens with Mr. Jones not locking up the barn properly because he is so drunk. The animals taking advantage of the situation have a meeting planned to hear about the dream that Old Major had the previous night. Old Major speaks about his idea of something he calls animalism. This is the idea he has of the humans that control them and mistreat them. In his dream he describes a world without humans and the animals doing all the work for no one but themselves. He also teaches them a song that his mother taught him “Beasts of England.” Old Major dies a few days later and the animals waste no time in planning a revolution because of the recent worse treatment by Mr. Jones. The pigs are the ... ... middle of paper ... ... Fredrick and is ripped off, as the farmers come on to the farm and destroy the windmill. While they fight the humans Boxer is hurt severely, but being the hard worker he is he pushes himself to rebuild the windmill where he falls over from his injury. Boxer disappears and Napoleon sends a message through Squealer that he has died a peaceful death when he actually sold him to the knacker for money. Napoleon always sends to Squealer to justify these matters and the animals began to become less convinced each time. The pigs eventually become just like people as the animals look through the window of the house one night as Napoleon and all the pigs sit around a table talking to the neighboring farmers about becoming friends with one another. The animals sit outside and realize through all this change the they cannot tell the difference between the pigs and the humans.

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how orwell's animal farm is a fiction novel based largely around the russian revolution and dictator joseph stalin.
  • Explains that the story is set on a nineteenth century farm in england that seems to be only surrounded by other farms.
  • Analyzes how the novel opens with mr. jones not locking up the barn properly because he is so drunk. the animals taking advantage of the situation have a meeting to hear about the dream that old major had the previous night.
  • Narrates how the pigs plan most of the workday and the animals do just as the say. the animals defeat jones and his men, who name this the battle of cowshed for their governmental purposes.
  • Narrates how napoleon changes the animals' behavior after he takes over the farm. the pigs become like people as they sit around a table talking to the neighboring farmers about becoming friends.
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