Animal Farm - George Orwell Essay

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Animal Farm George Orwell 128 Pages George Orwell, the pen name of Eric Blair, was born in Bengal in 1903. He was educated at Eton School in England, and then served with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma. He returned to Europe and became a writer of novels and essays. Much of his work was political, and although he had a hatred of Communism, he was a socialist. Orwell died at the age of forty-seven of a lung problem, leaving behind several unfinished works. Animal Farm is a parody of the Communist revolution in Russia, and as a result its themes are the evils of totalitarianism and selfishness, and also the importance of hard work. Animal Farm tells the story of the Bolshevik revolution in Russia, but from a viewpoint slightly more…show more content…
? All animals are equal. The animals then proceed to the hay fields, where they make it their goal to get the harvest done faster than the humans ever could. Each animal does his or her share of the harvest, relative to his or her strength and size. Boxer, one of two carthorses on the farm and certainly the strongest animal, does most of the work, and the animals are able to finish the harvest in two days less time than the humans normally took. Within the first year of the animals’ revolution on the farm (which they had proceeded to name “Animal Farm';), news had spread to the neighboring areas, and Snowball and Napoleon send out groups of pigeons to spread the principles of Animalism. Not long after, however, one of these flights of birds spy a group of humans, led by Jones, coming down the path leading to Animal Farm. The pigs, which had been prepared for such a situation, get everyone to their posts, and Snowball sends out a group of pigeons to harass the humans as the other animals get ready for a larger attack. Then, the geese and sheep, led by Snowball, peck and ram the legs of the humans. Snowball orders this group to retreat, however, and the humans, thinking that the animals are retreating, begin to shout with joy. As they move further into the farm, the rest of the animals, including the three horses, come out of their hiding places, and successfully fight the humans off. Over the next few months, the animals hold

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