George Orwell 's The Barn

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The animals of Manor Farm behave like animals that we are familiar with today. They work quite a bit for the farmer, are fed, shown off/sold to others. On the other hand, the animals are able to communicate amongst themselves, and are capable of planning and complex thinking, like humans are. Old Major’s speech in the barn seems to inspire the animals to rebel against the human who appears to make their life harsh, miserable, and insufferable, who we know as Mr. Jones. The animals take it to heart, and sincerely commit to this new idea.
Old Major’s speech in the barn seems to inspire the animals to rebel against the human who appears to make their life harsh, miserable, and insufferable, who we know as Mr. Jones. The animals take it to heart, and sincerely commit to this new idea. When Old major says, “All men are enemies, all animals are comrades,” he means that men (referring to all humans) are not to be trusted, implying that mankind is evil, cruel, and won’t take sympathy to the animals. This provides evidence that
The animals are so easily led by the pigs because they ‘were generally recognized as being the cleverest of the animals’. They think it is all right to trust them because of this, and it almost seems that everyone knows that.
Snowball explains to Mollie that the ribbons are ‘the badge of slavery’ because the ribbons were made by man, and man is evil. The ribbons were also considered clothing, and because clothing is the mark of all humans, all animals…
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