Book Review

1863 Words Oct 24th, 2012 8 Pages
Introduction
Animal Farm, written by George Orwell, is a novel presenting a fictional world where animals can communicate with each other and act like humans. Animal farm is a book concerned about the politics of leadership and the rise of fall of great leaders; also the events surrounding the Animal Farm are mirrored to the events that took place during the Russian Revolution. There is also a relevance and resemblance of the occurrences in the book with the operations of a business and business communication.
Within the content of the book, there were many parallels identified that existed with business communication, such as the various methods used to communicate with the animals on the farm such as meetings, written communication
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The animals communicated both externally and internally. Communication channels such as word of mouth was utilized to transfer information and messages, for example Mr. Whymper acts as an intermediary between Animal Farm and the outside world, he receives and pass on communication from Napoleon to the other humans and spread rumors about the activities on the farm, as well as collect and sell eggs. Also, the pigeons were used as messengers to spread news about the rebellion to the other animals on farms across England, which caused animals on the other farms to lash out and rebel against their human masters. Napoleon and Snowball conducted meetings every Sunday with all the animals where the work for the upcoming week was planned out and resolutions were put forward and debated by the pigs, and everyone voted for the resolution symbolizing equality among the animals, an adherence to one of the commandments that all animals are equal.
Business communication involves a constant flow of information, it is goal oriented. The rules, regulations and policies of a company have to be communicated to people within and outside the organization. Business communication is regulated by certain norms and rules. Rules are often thought of as ways to maintain generally accepted notions of orders. The commandments and traditions set up by the pigs immediately after the…

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