The novel “Animal Farm” was written by the author name George Orwell. Animal Farm is a novel based upon the lives of a society of animals wanting a better life for themselves living on the Manor Farm. The setting of the book is a farm called “Manor Farm”. The theme of this book is that the animals should make a stand; if they continue doing the same thing they will continue getting the same results. It is better to be free and starving, than to be fed and enslaved. In Animal Farm there are many important characters. Some of the characters that played a role in this book are Old Major, Snowball, Napoleon, Mr. Jones and Boxer. Old Major was an old boar that dreamed of a better life and incites the animals to overthrow man. He was an inspiring …show more content…
The rising action was that Napoleon took the puppies and trained them. The climax is when Napoleon killed the other animals on the farm from what he feels is betrayal. Falling action was when he replaced the beast of England with a poem comrade. The resolution was really not one, but what can be one is when Napoleon sent boxer’s to the slaughter house to be killed. Conclusion is when the animals were being fooled by the same leadership they started with. Nothing had change it was just a different leader with different rules. The pigs begin taking control of the planning and government of the farm; Snowball and napoleon engage in a dispute in compete for power. Napoleon than runs Snowballs off the farm with his trained pack of dogs and declared that the power to make decisions for the will be controlled solely by the pigs. The animals decided to rename the farm so that their farm will be seen as under control of the animals. They rename it "Manor Farm." With Napoleon at the helm of Animal Farm, things would dramatically change .The two dogs of the farm, Jesse and Bluebell, and their offspring are recruited to form Napoleon 's secret police for the farm. Eventually, Napoleon has a brigade of nine dogs who follow him everywhere for his protection. Napoleon continues to consolidate as supreme leader: the common animals continue to obey the pigs, hoping for a better
Animal Farm was written by George Orwell and published in 1946. This story is about the Manor Farm in England, around the time of the Russian revolution. The animals on this farm started their own revolution because they were so irritated with the way they were being treated.
Animal Farm is an allegory of the period in Russian history between 1917 and 1944. It is a satirical story written in the form of an animal fable. In writing Animal Farm as a fable, George Orwell is able to present his subject in simple symbolic terms by treating the development of communism as a story that is taking place on a single farm with talking animals. The characters of Animal Farm represent figures in Russian history during the Russian Revolution. Places, objects, and events of the Russian Revolution are also symbolized in Animal Farm.
The theme of Animal Farm is not difficult to follow with in the book. The allegory of history that was during the time of the books development, Orwell intended to criticize the communist regime he saw sweeping through Russia and spreading to Europe and even the United States. Though he agreed with many Marxist principles, Orwell was unable to accept the communist interpretation of socialism because he saw many similarities between the communist governments and the previous czarist regimes in old Russia. Communism, he thought, was inherently hypocritical.
There are several themes in Animal Farm, some including: Leadership and corruption, control of naïve working class, lies and deception, and dreams and hopes. The main themes in Animal Farm leadership and corruption. Animal Farm portrays the history of the Russian Revolution by retelling the development of communism. In the novel, by overthrowing Mr. Jones, the animals give the power to the pigs who take complete control of the farm. The struggle for superiority between Leon Trotsky, a Russian revolutionary, and Stalin, a Soviet statesman, is portrayed by the rivalry between the pigs, Napoleon and Snowball. In both cases, the less powerful one, Trotsky and Snowball, is eliminated by the more superior one, Stalin and Napoleon. Stalin's rule and abandonment of the founding principles of the Russian Revolution are portrayed when the pigs adopt human traits and behaviors, which they originally tried to escape. “Twelve voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike. No question, now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from ...
The book Animal Farm, written by George Orwell, is a satire the Russian Revolution from 1917 to 1953. Its intent was to criticize Stalin and Stalinism. It is an allegorical fable, in which animals resemble the Bolshevik party members. Napoleon and Snowball (the leading pigs) represent Stalin and Lenin respectively. After a speech from Old Major (an old pig, which stated Man was evil and in the future all animals would be free), the animals start a Revolution on Manor Farm. They overthrow the owner; Mr. Jones (represents the Tsar). The animals set up a list of commandments, with the general rule of "All animals are equal." At first, all animals are equal, but soon the different species and classes become disproportionate, and quickly afterwards the commandment changed to "All animals are equal but some are more equal than others." The book describes the changes that can happen in a society due to the corruption of power when everybody should be equal. I have chosen to discuss the contrast and comparison between the two leaders, Snowball and Napoleon. These pigs lead the Revolution from the start. Snowball takes initiative at first, and leads the animals with devotion and great plans. Napoleon stays a bit in the back, and only becomes active later.
Imagine that you were an animal 's or society, citizen living under Napoleon or Stalin rule and the fear that your life can be taken always from you at any time. In the novel of Animal Farm, George Orwell he wanted to show how a novel is an allegory of the situation in Russia during the communist years and a satire of the political situation at that time between Napoleon and Stalin. Where Orwell chose to create his character that would represent the common people of Russia at the time of the Revolution. Animal Farm is a social and political fable or allegory about the influences of all the animals and getting ride of his partner however, how he used his power for greatest good or absolute evil.
The book, Animal Farm by George Orwell, portrays how power can benefit one person but ultimately corrupt a society. Originally, power resided in Mr. Jones was an alcoholic tyrant who did not care about the welfare of the animals on his farm. This type of tyranny led to the Rebellion in which the animals decide to take control over the farm, fundamentally changing its name from Manor Farm to Animal Farm. It was established the official leader of Animal Farm would be Napoleon, a pig who went to the extremes in order to become the leader of the farm. During his rule as leader, Napoleon gradually changes the ideal concept of Animalism that Old Major envisioned for the future. Although power positively affects Napoleon in the objective of raising his revered reputation and great sense of manipulation over animals, power negatively affects Boxer and Clover because of the lack of concern about their welfare and future.
Animal Farm by George Orwell is a novel based on the lives of a society of animals living on the Manor Farm. Although the title of the book suggests the book is merely about animals, the story is a much more in depth analysis of the workings of society in Communist Russia. The animals are used as puppets to illustrate how the communist class system operated and how Russian citizens responded to this. And also how propaganda was used by early Russian leaders such as Stalin, and the effort this type of leadership had on the behavior of the people of Russia.
Although he agreed with many of the Marxist principles, he disagreed with the Communist method of addressing these problems. This idea is conveyed in Animal Farm. The animals’ original action of overthrowing their tyrannical overlords and working for themselves is not an inherently evil course to take. However, as the pigs start to take more power for themselves, problems start to arise (Guidorizzi 72). Animal Farm is an allegory; most of the events and animals described in the book represent some historical event or person. The pigs in the book represent communist leaders. Old Major, the boar, represents Marx and Lenin as the one who lays the foundation of their philosophy. Mr. Jones, the farmer, represents the Czar who is abruptly overthrown in a fit of fury from the people. The pigs, Napoleon and Snowball, the two of whom are constantly disagreeing on how the farm should be run, represent Stalin and Trotsky. The dogs represent the various agencies used to force compliance with Soviet rule, while Squealer represents communist propaganda. The original reason that the animals revolt is because the humans take without producing anything; they leech off the labor of the animals. Kicking the humans out of the farm allows the animals to feel better about their work because now they know that all of their labor is for their own benefit. However, the pigs soon started abusing this work ethic for their own gain
Also, basically all the animals on Animal Farm were pretty dumb, they could not read or write. After Old Major’s death, just three days after presenting his vision to the animals, Snowball and Napoleon quickly become the leaders in planning for the Rebellion because they were the only animals that were smart enough. Besides from Napoleon and Snowball all the animals did many stupid things on the farm. The characters in Animal Farm said a lot of stupid things throughout the whole story, “ ‘He is dead, said Boxer sorrowfully. ‘I had no intention of doing that. I forgot that I was wearing iron shoes’ ” (822).
It was the glorious speech from Old Major that made the animals want to rebel so badly. Animal Farm, written by George Orwell is an excellent novel that portrays the need for power. It shows how power can be used for either good or evil. The story begins on Manor Farm, owned by a farmer named Mr. Jones. One of the pigs, named Old Major, gives a speech that motivates the animals to rebel. After a while, the animals ended up rebelling, and managed to kick out Mr. Jones. During the beginning of “Animal Farm’s” reign under Snowball and Napoleon’s (main characters) lead, it brought the animals on Manor Farm together into a peaceful world. However, after this initial stance of power, Snowball and Napoleon began to fight for it. In the end, Napoleon ends up with control of the farm and Snowball is never seen again. Power is a corrupting influence in Animal Farm and both Snowball and Napoleon’s way of leading are very different.
All of the characters in Animal farm have counterparts in real life. This book was based on the Russian Revolution, and all the important populace of the revolution are symbolized. Some of the animals represent individuals in the Russian Revolution, and some types of animals represent different types of Russian citizens. The book carries out much like the actual revolution. It starts out with hopes of an empire where all are equal and the unfair unjust leader is thrown out. Then it moves on to where some individuals begin to take more power than is rightfully theirs. At the end the rulers have completely taken over and the kingdom is as it was under the original rulers. I will compare the animals from top of the social class to the bottom. At the top were the pigs. Each pig represented someone different in the revolution. Old Major is compared to Lenin. He was an ideologist who dreamed up a wonderful government where all the animals were equal and the humans, or the czars, were pushed out. Unfortunately his dream would never materialize. Then we are left with his predecessors. The first is Snowball. Snowball believed one hundred percent in Old Majors ideals. He wanted all the things Old Major wanted, such as the welfare of the animals. In the Russian Revolution his counterpart would be Trotsky. Trotsky believed and wanted the same things as Lenin, and wanted to continue what Lenin had started. Then comes Napoleon. Napoleon was selfish and greedy. He did not want to share the power or the decision making with any other individual. This was the same for Stalin. At first Napoleon and Snowball shared the decision making and had debates about what course of action they would take. This worked for awhile. Then Napoleon grew weary of long debates, and he thought he could make the decision by himself. He then forced Snowball out of the farm and started to spread lies about Snowball to get the entire farm against him. Stalin did the same thing against Trotsky and forced Trotsky into hiding into Mexico, where he was eventually assassinated. Both Stalin and Napoleon ruined any hopes of equal and fare government and instead set up dictatorships. Then comes the final important pig, Squealer. Squealer did not make the decisions in the government but acted more like the controlled media as in the Russian government.
In Animal Farm George Orwell used his characters to represent the leaders of the Soviet Union and the people of Russia. Mr. Jones, the farmer whom the animals forced off the farm, symbolized Czar Nicholas II as well as the evils of capitalism. Mr. Jones forced the animals to work in order to produce milk, eggs, etc., yet he only gave the animals what they needed to survive and kept the rest for himself. He could not produce any of these products himself, yet he was still the leader of all the animals. This caused the animals to rebel and force Mr. Jones off the farm, similar to when the people of Russia rebelled. Contrary to the book however, the Czar Nicholas II and his family were executed rather than run out of the country. Another individual that Orwell represented in his book was Joseph Stalin. Napoleon was obviously the character that represented Stalin. In the book, Napoleon seemed to be a good leader at first, but then he became very power hungry, just like Stalin did in Russia. Stalin left the idea of socialism behind as he became accustomed to the life of luxury. When Stalin did this, he left the common person suffering. Stalin/Napoleon became a dictator rather than a fair leader. Finally, the pig Snowball represents Leo Trotsky, Stalin’s arch-rival in Russia. Snowball and Napoleon (Trotsky and Stalin) were partners at first, both wishing to see a better future for themselves, bu...