After they overthrow their owner, the pigs start taking over the farm and taking control over all the other animals in the farm. Old Major was one of the oldest pigs in the farm. He was a very smart pig. He would tell the other animals how they were suppose to be living, how they were suppose to be getting treated and how they were suppose to get rid of their owner. One day Old Major was going to tell the animals what they must do and Old Major dies.
When this happens, they began to take advantage of the entire society of animals. The pigs of the story sacrifice the good of the whole just for the benefit and pleasure of their selves. To begin with, the story starts when the animals in Manor Farm stage a rebellion against the humans after a rousing speech from Major, a very respected boar in the farm. They chase their human master, Mr. Jones, away and begin to run the farm themselves. At first, all goes well.
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.
Many years later, the pigs invite the humans on their farm and they have a feast. As Clover was staring at the bunch she looked and looked and she couldn’t tell the difference between man and pigs (there is so much that is happening, I can’t explain it all in a one paragraph, Read the book). The characters that had a larger effect on the overall aspect of the book would be; Boxer, Squealer, Napoleon, and Snowball. Boxer is a horse, very dedicate in his cause in building the windmill. Which is ironic because he dies by over exertion in building the windmill.
Napoleon begins to ally with neighboring farms so that there is no way out for the common animals and they are now unknowingly trapped. At the end of Animal Farm, Orwell describes the pigs many years later and tells us that they are becoming more like humans. "No question now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which." (Orwell 139).
The following events of beginning trade with humans, drinking alcohol, and wearing clothes are all contribute to the outcome of the pigs becoming increasingly powerful and eventually completely corrupt by the end of Animal Farm. Character Napoleon turns from pig to human over the course of the book, Animal Farm. In chapter one the well-respected pig Old Major states that when animals overthrow the humans they should not “adopt his vices. No animal must live in a house, or sleep in a bed, or wear clothes, or drink alcohol… or touch money, or engage in trade.” By the end of Animal Farm Napoleon has committed all these forbidden acts. Napoleon first begins by moving into the farmhouse where he begins spending, “all his time.” With the farmhouse the sleeping in beds comes into play.
The windmill that promised a better life did not deliver a better life for the animals, instead only enriching the gluttonous life of the pigs. Napoleon rules through a combination of fear and propaganda. He represents the opportunistic, cunning dictators in history. The sheep and Boxer represent the gullible working class, easily persuaded by propaganda. They need to follow a leader.
Once one person or group is given a small privilege, the power hunger is inevitable. Political corruption is defined as the use of governmental powers by government officials for illegitimate private gain. By completely altering and depleting the once almost sacred 7 Commandments, the pigs (Napoleon) have done a spotless job of creating and leading a politically corrupt society. The justice of all of the hardworking, devoted animals on the farm has been obstructed. In this case, the law and order of Animal Farm has been changed to the pig’s advantage and tragically, the other animals are oblivious to the fact until it’s too late.
The violation of the seventh commandment was the most destructive to the ideals of Animal Farm because it breached the crucial principle of equality followed by their government. The animals first witnessed the consequences of violating the seventh commandment when the pigs manipulated the rules to gain power. When Animal Farm first came into existence, the animals toiled and sweated while the pigs did not do any work but directed and supervised the others. Although the pigs justified their idleness because of their superior intelligence, it was... ... middle of paper ... ...he animals had endured from the farmers. Thus, the animals decided to form Animal Farm on the basis of equality.
He dreamed of a land where animals could work and produce things for ... ... middle of paper ... ...nging of the last commandment. It originally read that all animals are equal. However, after years of Napoleon’s corruption and greed the commandment was changed to, “All animals are equal, but some more than others.”(Orwell 123) George Orwell shows us that “absolute power corrupts absolutely”. Napoleon had all the power on the farm and was corrupted by it. Orwell’s novel also proves Adlai Stevenson right when he said, “Communism is a corruption of a dream of justice.” These dreams were furthered by Snowball.