After a while “Animal Farm” begins to go down hill there is food shortages, hard labor, and death. However, because Napoleon is intelligent he uses his and Squealer’s knowledge to undermine the other animals that are not so bright. Napoleon’s complete power only results in the destruction of the society. Only the pigs are well cared for and the other animals work all day and everyday thinking that they are happy even though they are not. The book Animal Farm is a great example that if one person has complete power only destructive things will end up happening because that one person is only thing of themselves.
Snowball didn’t last long on being one of the leaders with Napoleon. Napoleon ended up getting rid of Snowball too. Napoleon turned out to be an evil pig. He was just turning just like the humans in the book. Napoleon became a very mean pig that he ended up lying to all the farm animals and saying one thing and then doing another thing.
Animal Farm George Orwell 4-19-02 Book Review # Plot Summary George Orwell’s Animal Farm is a political satire of a totalitarian society ruled by a mighty dictatorship, in all probability a fable for the events surrounding the Russian Revolution of 1917. The animals of “Manor Farm” overthrow their human master after a long history of mistreatment. Led by the pigs, the farm animals continue to do their work, only with more pride, knowing that they are working for themselves, as opposed to working for humans. Little by little, the pigs become dominant, gaining more power and advantage over the other animals, so much so that they become as corrupt and power-hungry as their predecessors, the humans. Characterization Major is a white boar, he is old and wise.
The two main leader pigs, Napoleon and Snowball both honor Major’s beliefs but want to achieve the goals in different ways. Napoleon focuses on the advantages he can gain for himself; Snowball wants to help all the animals of the farm. These different paths of power start to cause division on the farm. In Chapter 5, Snowball finally gives up and runs away from the farm, leaving Napoleon the leader and motivator of the newly named Animal Farm. He declares that only the pigs have the power to make decisions for the farm and that all the other animals will obey them.
One of the major characters in the novel, Animal Farm, is Nepoleon. Napoleon, after driving Snowball, another pig who was trying to take over the farm, off the farm, took over. Nepoleon says one thing, and does the other, takes otherpeoples ideas, and he is the biggest liar on the farm. Nepoleon took the freedom of the animals, that they had gained from the revolution, and twisted it so that now instead of being enslaved by the farmer, they were enslavedby him.In the novel, Animal Farm, the animals speak with a Russian accent. For instance, the word "comrade" is used often.
Their food ration decreases while the pigs grow fatter. Despite this, they are still convinced that life is much better than before when in fact the living condition that they were suffering now were worse than when Mr. Jones had been running the farm. Everything that goes wrong in the farm is blamed on Snowball. He becomes the invisible enemy whose threat is constantly present. For example, when the windmill falls down for the first time, Napoleon, using his cunning, blames it out Snowball, making the animals hate him all the worse.
He began to make contact with the human world which disturbed the other animals. The pigs began to monopolize more and more resources and claim that they deserved them since they were running the farm. Many years pass and many of the original animals die. While Napoleon is playing cards with a human farmer, the animals spy on them. He discussed the changes recently made on the farm the biggest being the return to the name Manor Farm.
Napoleon tried to put the blame on Snowball, the original leader of animal farm, to keep his position throughout the story. He does this many times not just to scare the others of Snowball but also to empower himself. Snowball was also blamed for the missing food supplies from the animal’s previous harvest, just to instill fear in the others. The comrades were lied to, used and unequally treated all for the better of the pigs with the windmill being the center of it all. Many recurring parts of Animal Farm revolved around the windmill.
They formed their own new and improved living environment to harvest and do their chores. Napoleon soon becomes irritated at Snowball because he wanted to build a windmill and he does not. Napoleon thinks that getting food and water was more important so he sends nine vicious dogs to chase Snowball off the farm. Napoleon was now in complete control. The pigs shortly after that began taking all of the apples that were harvested and all of the cows’ milk for themselves.
Almost every animal in the story is a main character, although some standout more than others, including; Napoleon, Snowball, Mr. Jones, Old Major, and Boxer. Old Major is the protagonist in this novel because he is the character who instilled the correct morals into each animal. The animals are selfish and in the end, nothing turns out to be in their favor. Mr. Jones, the owner of the farm is cruel and mistreats his animals and does not take proper care of his farm. 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.