George Orwell's Animal Farm George Orwell's goal in writing the novel Animal Farm was to portray the events surrounding the Russian revolution that took place in 1917. Orwell's tale of Animal Farm is seemingly a story of how a group of farmyard animals plot to overthrow their owner and seize control of the land. The novel seems to be a simple story, however Orwell wrote this book as an allegory, a story that has a clear secondary meaning beneath is literal sense. Everything in Animal Farm is used to represent people and events that took place during the Russian revolution from 1917-1939. Orwell chose to represent Russia's three famous leaders during this time with three pigs.
Due to the animal’s low understanding and intelligence, th... ... middle of paper ... ... read what was written there. But it appears to me that that wall looks different. Are the Seven Commandments the same as they used to be Benjamin?” It was true, the wall was different. All the commandments were gone, except for one single commandment which read, “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” The pig’s power had taken over Animal Farm. They had completely ravaged everything they once believed in.
According to Old Major, all of this is a result of man, if man did not exist the animals would have better lives. Above all, Old Major wants the animals to rebel against Jones and live freely. He wants all the animals in all of England to free themselves of man. While talking to the animals he said, “That is my message to you comrades: Rebellion!” (Orwell 20) Old Major wanted the animals to have better lives and to overthrow the tyrannical Jones. He dreamed of a land where animals could work and produce things for ... ... middle of paper ... ...nging of the last commandment.
In doing this, they overthrow their leader to make a life that they would want to live and not have to live by any rules, but their own equality (“Animal Farm” Merriam Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature). The farm had been taught that “all animals are equal” by their former leader, Old Major, but when Napoleon took control, under his own power, the farm came to the realization that not all animals are treated the same, and some are treated better than others (Woodhouse). In Animal Farm, considering that the pigs were proclaimed to be the smartest animals on the farm, everything seemed to fall into place when it came time to rebel against their owners (Robb). The division of the people among these animals began to take place when the pigs are uncontrollably forced to choose sides. This happens when the animals decide to stand up against their inequality among the society (“Animal Farm” 8).
They did not mind lying to the animals and not doing any work while the other animals are. Napoleon knew that there was a chance that the animals might rebel against him so when 9 puppies were born on the farm he took them to train as his bodyguards. “As soon as they were weaned, Napoleon took them away from their mothers…” After the animals knew what he was doing, even if they did disagree with what he was doing could not do anything about it even if the wanted to either because they were not strong enough or that they were to scared. So this meant that Napoleon could do whatever he wanted to, just like a dictator. The only animal threatening Napoleon’s place in power was Snowball, so
It all started when neglected barn animals rebelled against their master, Farmer Jones. Under their own rule, they create an animal society were every thing they do is for their own benefit, but everything is not what it seems on the utopia of animal farm. George Orwell wrote a compelling novel about the Russian Revolution through the personification of animals. The book has helped young people understand what Russia had to go through in its early years of freedom from monarchy. This novel is the very best Animal Farm.
This is not fair to the rest of the animals, but the animals trust the pigs to know how to run things on the farm, so they accept this as a viable reason for their greediness. Later in the novel, Squealer claims that Napoleon is a suitable leader for animal farm, and explains that Snowball is a traitor. Squealer supports this idea by comparing Snowball to Napoleon. The animals were confused on why Snowball was chased off the farm. One of the animal... ... middle of paper ... ... to make mistakes.
As well as to emphasis his dream and to splash his idea of animalism society he sing the song and present animalism idea is not his ow... ... middle of paper ... ... sweat and tears shed by the other animals power owning community makes their life luxury as same as in our society. “No question, now, what had happened to the faces of pigs? The croutes 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.” In the animal farm all the animals got together to start a rebel to build up a perfect society. Finally it comes to a totalitarian night mare in which every human rebellion finally achieved. Orwell’s “Animal Farm” is not a story which presents an imaginary story where animals talk and act as humans.
In Communism’s “Communist Manifesto” Communism also talks about a change that must occur. The animals hated the dictatorship of the humans and wished to rule themselves where all animals were equal. Communism was also based on the belief that all people were equal. The common people were tired of the rich getting richer while the poor kept getting poorer. Animalism supported the ... ... middle of paper ... ...erts it back to “The Manor Farm.” Even after the revolution and all the changes made, the animals reverted back to the same way of life as before it all started.
The animals soon believe that what they have done is great and so join in with the celebrations. Another use of Squealer by Napoleon is to increase the belief that Snowball is a menace so they think of Napoleon as a better leader and Snowball as a traitor. Napoleon is always maintaining his power throughout the novel and also uses Squealer to do this by giving credit to Napoleon for everything and reminding the animals that he is a great leader even if what he is doing is wrong. This way the pigs are able to benefit greatly from communism which is what they wanted from the rebellion. They show no interest in improving the farm itself but only in the strength of their power over it.