Boxer believes everything that he is told by Napoleon and cannot see that Napoleon is a corrupt leader. As soon as Old Major had died Napoleon took his place as the leader of the Animals, and so he controlled them after the rebellion against humans. At first he was a fair leader and treated the animals kindly, or so they thought. “The pigs did not actually work, but directed and supervised the others.” This shows that the pigs were lazy and demanding from the beginning when they started to run the farm, and it wasn’t that they grew power-hungry, they already were. The animals started to realise that the pigs were not doing any work.
This should have been the last straw for the animals because seeing your leader changing your farm name because he wants to act like a human should have been when they revolted. In the end we see a pig and a human playing cards and talking and the other animals could not tell a difference between the two. This just comes to show that if you put all your faith in one person they will never always do the right thing. This shows how animal farm slowly dissolved back into the original form but also a totalitarian state. Overall the Animal farm turned out to be a fraud because they were on their own for years but turned back into the same thing it was when it started.
George Orwell's Attack of Social Institutions in Animal Farm 'Animal Farm' is a novel from the 1950's. It was written as a reaction to the major social and political changes occurring in Europe and throughout the world in the first half of the twentieth century. The greatest of these was communism, which was a revolutionary brand of socialism that had taken hold in Russia. Orwell agreed with the principles of Communism, which promoted equality and the removal of social classes. However, he recognised that it would not work in practice, as it had not in Russia under Stalin, because of human nature.
This is much like starting with the Russian Revolution with the overthrow of Tsar Nicholas II, to the revolutionary leader, Vladimir Lenin to the tyrannical rule of Stalin. In the beginning of the story Jones, the owner of the farm, is the person who is in control. He abuses his power by indulging himself while his animals suffer with very small rations are no food at all. Jones, as all other humans were looked down on by the animals because they abused their power, as said the the animals, “Man is the only creature that consumes without producing”. Mr. Jones has no regard for his animals as he lets them starve.
Plot The story begins with old major, a boar, who tells the animals of manor farm, his dream of freedom and life without humans. He makes a warning to them of a rebellion. Saying they should never accept any human leaders. Or allow humans to tyrannize over the animals. This hatred towards the humans, came from the continuous neglect of Mr. Jones, the farm owner.
To begin with, man is controlling the animals, and the animals are providing for man, but man does not respond to the animal’s needs as he only provided them with “so much food as will keep the breath in [their] bodies.” (7) This a clear indicator for the animals that they are being mistreated and not provided for properly, thus influencing a revolution. Furthermore, in the farms, the animals believe that “No animal in England knows the meaning of happiness or leisure after he is a year old. No animal in England is free. The life of an animal is misery and slavery: that is the plain truth.” (8) The blame assigned to man for the terrible lives that the animals lead is clear. It is also evident that Old Major feels that the needs of the farm animals would be met with greater success if the animals ruled themselves.
Orwell learned from personal experiences the depth of control totalitarian propaganda held over people in democratic places. Orwell explains in his essay "Why I Write" that he directly and indirectly tells his political views, anti-totalitarianism and pro-Democratic socialism, through Animal Farm; he wrote the novel with disappointment and bitterness against the Russian government. World War I split the Russian government and the people. Riots broke out due to food shortages, and people shouted, "Down with the czar!" The imperial army sided with the revolutionaries, and the czar surrendered.
All animals at this point realize that they have been nothing to humans but subject to extremely strict and tremendous harsh treatment and they all want to have a rebellion for a more better and equal society. Later, the animals found the owner of the farm Mr. Jones drunk, so they took the opportunity to ram sack the food supply and when the animals heard the Men coming they attacked them and scared them off. That’s when the animals had full control and they b... ... middle of paper ... ...he beginning the pigs start out as animals who have no more power than any other animal on the farm, and they all have the same ideas. The animals create order and freedom, and then happiness is no longer enough. Shortly after, Napoleon takes the spot light and takes charge along with the other pigs.
When Squealer is ordered by Napoleon to change the seven commandments, it represents how the Soviet Government changed their communist theory, and made it more of a reformation of capitalism rather than a replacement. I recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys history, Even if you aren't interested in history, this movie contains interesting aspects of life itself and demonstrates clearly, how domination can change a person completely, as it did with the animals of Animal Farm.
Introduction Animal Farm, written by George Orwell, is a fictional story based on realistic events in history. The main topic presented in the book is the animals wanted to avoid being exploited by their current oppressor; however, their own allies exploited the other animals. The author used animal actions to mirror events that happen in the Russian Revolution. The author’s purpose is to inform his audience to be mindful of government decision, to know those decisions and learn the events in history because history has the tendency to repeat itself. Explain the Relationship: Orwell’s experience in World War Two caused him to produce Animal Farm.