Essay on The Transformation of the Animals on Animal Farm

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Throughout the course of the novel the lives of everyone – human and animal – on Animal Farm change dramatically. In the case of the pigs their lives get better and better but for all the other animals and the humans their lives take a turn for the worse, after a brief period of optimism for the animals. This change in lifestyle, perhaps suggests Orwell’s thoughts and feelings about communism as he uses all of the events allegorically with the Russian revolution, for example when Snowball is chased out by Napoleon represents in history when Josef Stalin had Leon Trotsky exiled from Russia. Another example is in the card game at the end of the novel when Napoleon, representing Josef Stalin and Russia, and Mr. Pilkington, representing …show more content…
After Snowballs expulsion the animals have to work harder and the pigs do even less work. This is implied by evidence from the text where it says: “Huge boulders, far too big to be used as they were …The animals lashed ropes round these and then all together, cows, horses, sheep, any animal that could lay hold of the rope – even the pigs sometimes joined in…” Sometimes is the key word as it implies that the pigs only came and helped so they could get glory and reward themselves.

The other animals have things taken away from them by the pigs, things such as their food, so the pigs can have privileges. Examples of this are: “The mystery of where the milk went was soon cleared up. It was mixed every day into the pigs mash” and the early apples were ripening … the order was sent forth that all the windfalls were to be collected for the use of the pigs.”

When the pigs gave themselves privileges they had to lie. One lie was that the pigs had to have the milk and apples to keep their brains working or Jones would come back. The pigs also lied that everything bad was caused by Snowball such as the first windmill being destroyed.

The pigs also forced the animals to lie which then allowed them to break a commandment “no animal shall kill any other animal”. To avoid any hassle from the animals they change the commandments to benefit themselves. Examples are: “no animal shall sleep in a bed” changes to “no animal shall sleep in a bed

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