At the beginning of George Orwell’s novella, Animal Farm, Mr. Jones, the overall caretaker of the Manor Farm in England, had stumbled clumsily to bed after recently putting down a couple of beers. The insensible farmer had no idea that he had left the buildings unsecured. The alert farm animals are completely aware of his mistake and quickly start planning a way to run Mr. Jones away from the farm. The oldest pig, Major, knows he’s going to die soon so he takes command and gives the speech on how to revolt. After Old Major dies, the pigs take over and create a system called “Animalism” and the Seven Commandments, which are rules of which all of the farm animals should follow.
The animals survive on the farm, by making commandments, assigning jobs, and soon electing a leader. With Snowball and Napoleon guiding them they soon come across an amazing idea that could shorten the work week. After debating on the different viewpoints they both had on the windmill, Napoleon trains dogs to attack Snowball. With Napoleon now as the leader and Squealer as his spokesman they both run “Animal Farm”. With the victory at the Battle of Cowshed the animals start to have hope, after the windmill was knocked down by the humans everything falls apart.
The humans tried to take back Animal Farm, but they fail. After the battle Napoleon and Snowball continued to struggle for power. During a meeting at which the animals are to vote on a plan for a wind mill, Napoleon calls for his attack dogs and banished Snowball. Napoleon disbanded the meetings and started spreading propaganda that he is the cleverest animal therefore he should make decisions. He began to make contact with the human world which disturbed the other animals.
At the beginning, the farm animals are prosperous and self-reliant until the pigs’ actions reflect those of Mr. Jones, the farmer who brutally mistreated the animals. The story mirrors the events of the Russian Revolution and the rise of Joseph Stalin through the harshness of the pig Napoleon as leader of the farm animals. The animals put down a lot of effort into building the windmill which is the base of many repeatedly occurring actions. When the animals begin building, Boxer,a diligent horse, begins to show far more effort than the other animals. Boxer works hard during both construction times (the original windmill was later destroyed).
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.
One day, the Old Major who is the wisest pig, tells the rest of the animals about a dream he has been having to get rid of their human master and run the farm on their own. After Old Major's death, two new leaders of the farm come into power and run Mr. Jones off of the farm which leaves the animals to fend for themselves and to take care of the farm by using a group effort. For a while, the animals work as hard as they possibly can to keep the farm in pristine condition and keep every animal fed with abundant amounts of food. The animals truly did keep much better care of the farm than Mr. Jones ever had. Shortly after, Napoleon becomes so selfish because of his power over the other animals on the farm, that he blocks Snowball from all of his power which then turns the other animals against him.
Now Napoleon sets the animals to work on Sundays again and acquires Mr. Whymper as the farm’s broker. Napoleon starts to sell some of the farm’s produce. And the pigs start sleeping one hour later, and in beds. Then the windmill gets blown over and Snowball gets the blame. At this point the pigs still continue to abuse the power and stealing from the other animals.
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.
When Snowball left, Napoleon’s corruption began. If Snowball was in charge, the animals would be able to keep the things that unify them. Napoleon is a leader that runs the farm off fear and fake security. He isn’t admired by the animals (excluding Boxer). He destroys all of their forms of fun and hope, and leaves them to do endless labor for goals that seem pointless.
Snowball is the pig who actually put the rebellion into affect and started the whole rules and laws to start their own farm. Then there’s Napoleon who kicks Snowball out of the farm and takes over the farm and slowly he turns the farm back into what it had been with Jones with him and his partner pigs getting lots of food for no work and the workers getting little food for a lot of work. The story starts with Old Major calling for a meeting of the animals where he tells them of the way animals should live and that he only has a few years left to live, but that the animals must carry out a rebellion one day in the future. So Old Major passes away and one day when the animals had been starved for a few days straight the animals broke into the food room and started eating the food. Jones and his men came out to fight them off, but the animals were to strong for them.