Animal Farm, by George Orwell

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Animal Farm is a novel about the pigs leading a rebellion, overthrowing their farmer, and then taking control of the farm. The setting of the story is Manor Farm in England with Mr. Jones, the farmer. The main characters include Old Major, Snowball, and Napoleon. Each of these pigs helped to lead the animals into rebellion. Major was the initial one to start the movement and the other two were the main leaders that carried it on after he passed away. When the animals became tired of Mr. Jones’s harsh and intense labor conditions, they plan to dethrone him by chasing him out of his farm. After the successful rebellion, the animals set up their own rules and regulations to follow. The pigs taught themselves how to read and write and…show more content…
Coming in contact, let alone doing business with humans was breaking one of the original rules. Napoleon said it was only to get better food supplies and ideas from the farmers, but he was really becoming friends with them. “The creatures 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” (89). This novel teaches us many fantastic lessons about life. The novel shows how complete control from one person is very risky. It is better to have a group of people making a decision together. It also displays the result of not standing up for what is right. The result is losing the confidence you have in yourself and your beliefs. If we stand up for what is right and have group decisions, together we can become better people. III. DICTION George Orwell gives detailed explanations of the characters, elements, and setting with the words he uses. He uses descriptive words to overstress the idea that the pigs were in control and Napoleon made all decisions. Orwell uses words with both positive and negative meanings in this novel. The positive and encouraging meaning words are used closer to the beginning of the novel instead of the end. On contrast the negative words are used more so towards the end. This shows that the feeling of the story changes throughout. Loyalty and discipline are

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