Critical Review of Animal Farm

2575 Words Nov 13th, 2011 11 Pages
“Animal Farm”

Bibliography:
Orwell, George. “Animal Farm.” New York: Penguin Books Ltd, 1989

Introduction and Summary:
Animal farm is an animal fable with a deliberate purpose. It is very realistic about society and its politics. There are a number of conflicts in Animal Farm: the animals versus Mr. Jones, Snowball versus Napoleon, the common animals versus the pigs, Animal Farm versus the neighbouring humans, but all of them are expressions of the underlying tension between the oppressors and oppressed classes and between the naive ideals and harsh realities of socialism. In the novel, the animals throw off their human oppressors and establish a state called Animal Farm; the pigs, being the most intelligent animals in the
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All the animals aspire to go there. Moses, the special raven of Mr. Jones, and later Napoleon, is the vehicle from which the working class hears about this land where clover and sugar is unmeasured and free to everyone and inequality is non existent. Alcohol on the Animal farm was originally seen as a grave evil of the new regime. Old Major repeatedly warns the animals against taking on Man's ways, but his concerns are not heeded. Really it was the issue of alcohol that made many of the animals suspicious of the pigs. Thus, Napoleon had Squealer change the commandments. The reason Jones lost control of the farm and began being cruel to the animals was because of alcohol. It symbolizes, more than anything, a corrupt government, a government drunk on prosperity which never goes down to the common animal. Jones lost power over the animals when he became drunk and lazy; hopefully even Napoleon will eventually be overthrown because of the alcohol he intakes. When the pigs moved into the farmhouse it represents in many ways the very place where greed and lust dominate. Unlike the barn, which is the fortress of the common man, the genuine concept of socialism, the farmhouse, where Napoleon and the pigs take over symbolises their betrayal. What I also observed with the book are the type of animals Orwell used to take over the other animals; pigs and dogs. Pigs are generally very greedy animals and Orwell used

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