The plot of Animal Farm is made of many events. There is the initial rebellion of the animals against Farmer Jones. This rebellion begins the rest of the story and struggles that come along. The animals are left having to figure out how to run the farm themselves while also keeping law and order. The pigs, Napoleon and Snowball, step up as leaders and create the Seven Commandments which start out as: “1. Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy. 2. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend. 3. No animal shall wear clothes. 4. No animal shall sleep in a bed. 5. No animal shall drink alcohol. 6. No animal shall kill any other animal. 7. All animals are equal” (Orwell 24). Snowball’s approach to freedom was an idea of complete equality; all the animals worked for their share of the food. Napoleon
George Orwell’s allegorical novella, Animal Farm is a satirical retelling of the events leading up to the 1917 Russian Revolution and the rise of Stalin. After the animals rebel against Mr. Jones and his employees, they set up a government constituted by “Animalism”, which in its raw state parallels the basic principles of socialism. In order to govern them, they create basic laws meant to unify them known as, “The Seven Commandments”, which they write on the outer wall of the barn. However, the pigs begin to disobey the commandments and change them to get away with it. None of the other animals notice due to their illiteracy, so Napoleon continuously exploits this fact to get what he wants. As a result, the farm that was meant to be utopic
From the very beginning of this book, the animals plan to take over the farm. They are tired of being treated the way that they are being treated. They work hard everyday and do whatever they are asked but don’t get treated the way that they should be treated. “No animal in England is free. The life of an animal is misery and slavery: that is the plain truth” (pg. 5). By the second chapter, the animals took out their rebellion when Mr. Jones and his men came out with whips in their hands and being extremely cruel. Then and there, they decided it was time. However, some animals did not want to take out the rebellion because some thought that without Mr. Jones, they would not survive. The majority however, were tired of their mistreatment. The symbolism that connects with these actions of the animals is the Russian Revolution. The Russian Revolution was also a rebellion. In 1917, there was two revolutions that took over Russia. The people of Russia were undergoing harsh mistreatment. Their cities were overcrowding and they went through food shortages because of the Crimean War. There were protests by the Russian workers and they ended up being massacred. By doing this, it sparked the second revolution. These revolutions ended centuries of Imperial Rule and eventually lead to the beginning of the Soviet Union.
The novel Animal Farm begins with Mr Jones, who is always drunk. Most of the time Mr Jones is drunk since his first priority is alcohol. In the beginning of chapter 1, it all begins with Mr Jones forgetting to close the hens cage and to feed the animals on Manor Farm. Old major had an idea to meet at the barn and discuss their plan on rebelling the Manor Farm for equality and wrote down the 7 commandments of animalism; “Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy, Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend, No animal shall wear clothes, No animal shall sleep in a bed, No animal shall drink alcohol, No animal shall kill any other animal, All animals are equal.”
The animals organized a rebellion and they take over the farm and organize defense mechanisms in case of the people coming to take the farm back. One day the people rally against the animals and snowball the lead pig gets injured 1or 2 get killed and they take their previous owners gun. After their battle, they make rules called the 7 commandments first was Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy, second whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend, the third no animal
After the revolution, Manor Farm was renamed to Animal Farm and the Seven Commandments of animalism were established to ensure equality. The pigs became the supervisors of the farm. However, the rivalry between two pigs Snowball and Napoleon made Napoleon use force. Napoleon ordered his dogs to chase out Snowball from the farm in order to become the only leader. Napoleon’s selfishness and corrupt power made him commit different atrocities against his own comrades. As a result, the lives of the animals except for the pigs and dogs were of tyranny and inequality. Napoleon became worse than their former human master. The animals spent the rest of his life almost starving and working in the construction of the windmill that was destroyed several times. The abolishment of Sunday morning meetings, the public execution of animals, and the drinking of alcohol were the most important changes that facilitated the transformation of animal farm, and Napoleon as the most responsible for the downfall of the utopian vision of Animal Farm.
Snowball works at teaching the animals to be literate, and Napoleon takes a group of young pups to instruct them on the ideologies of Animalism. When Mr. Jones shows up to retake his farm, the animals defeat him once again, in a fight known as the “Battle of the Cowshed”, and keeps the farmer’s abandoned gun as a spoil of war for their win. As time goes on, however, Napoleon and Snowball gradually bicker more and more over the future of the farm, and they begin to fight with each other for power and influence over the other animals. Snowball comes up with a scheme to build an electricity-generating windmill, but Napoleon strongly opposes the idea. At the meeting to vote on whether to take up the project, Snowball gives a very impactful speech. Even though Napoleon gives only a brief rebuttal, he proceeds to make a weird noise, and nine attack dogs— who were actually the puppies that Napoleon had seized in order to “educate”—rush into the barn and chase Snowball away. Napoleon then takes leadership of Animal Farm and declares that there won’t be any more meetings. From that point on, he proclaims that the pigs alone will make all of the choices, for the benefit of each animal. Napoleon quickly changes his mind about the project, and the animals, especially Boxer, dedicate their efforts to completing it. One day, after a storm, the animals find the windmill tipped over. The human farmers in the area declare proudly that the animals made the
The characters in Animal Farm depict leaders, and people during the Cold War. There are multiple character throughout the novel, three of the most important in this story are Snowball, Squealer, and Napoléon. All three of these characters helped code Old Majors ideas into the Commandments of Animalism. The Commandments of Animalism are “Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy’, “Whatever goes upon four legs or has wings is a friend”, “No animal shall wear clothes”, No animal shall sleep in a bed”, No animal shall drink alcohol”, “No animal shall kill another animal”, and “all animals are equal” (Daine and Hile). These commandments are created by the three characters together although they do not all cooperate very well.
Mr. Jones appears to be a metaphorical figure of authority. The farm represents a country. Within the farm, there is a system of order comprised of animals who were in charge of a task to better benefit the farm. The animals represent citizens of a country, and their presence represents their labour in order to help the country thrive. Mr. Jones’s haphazard attempts in locking the pop-hole mirrors a lousy lead who is unable to benefit and protect the people. I assume that this behavior is typical for him, but if he continues to do this the animals will be upset. As a result, they may overthrow him thus creating a farm fully run by animals also known as an “animal farm.”This scene is parallel to the creation of communism. Communism was first
The book opens with Old Major, a prize-winning pig, holding a meeting with all of the animals. He talks about a dream he had, where all of the animals lived and worked together without any humans to bother them. Old Major wants them to all work toward achieving his dream, and convinces them that humans are the enemy. He teaches them a song called “Beasts of England”, which describes everything from his dream. Old Major passes away three days later. After his death, three pigs, Snowball, Squealer, and Napoleon create Animalism to help make Old Major’s dream a reality. Animalism was a philosophy that was inspired by what Old Major taught the animals, and it had seven commandments, “Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend. No animal shall wear clothes. No animal shall sleep in a bed. No animal shall drink alcohol. No animal shall kill any other animal. All animals are equal.” Late one night, the
Then Napoleon stated, “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others” (Orwell, 90). He ruled that decisions would be made by the pigs in the committees, and also Napoleon abolished the “Beasts of England” so the animals won’t rebel against him. Snowball argues in favor of the windmill, but on the other hand Napoleon argues against it, saying that building the windmill will take time and effort. After the debate Napoleon calls nine relentless dogs who chase Snowball out of the farm. Three weeks after Snowballs disappearance, Napoleon suggests that the windmill will still be built. Later he sends Squealer to the animals to explain that snowball had stolen the plan of the windmill from Napoleon. Also it will make Napoleon look like a better leader than Snowball. “Napoleon acted swiftly and ruthlessly” (Orwell, 51). He started to threaten other animals, and he ordered the hens’ rations to be stopped, and forced that any animal giving so much grain of corn to a hen should be punished by death. He violated many of the seven commandments for instance one of the commandments was “No animal shall kill any other animal” (Orwell, 15). Nevertheless, Napoleon remains a growing problem in Animal Farm by becoming a dictator that takes an advantage of the animals so he could be
George Orwell's, Animal Farm is regarding a group of animals living on a manor farm, that transforms into an animalistic society. This story symbolizes the reforms in Communist Russia. As the story progresses the system resumes to a dictatorship, where Napoleon completely takes over. The seven commandments are considered an important and foundational step in the revolution of the farm. These laws, "form an unalterable law by which all animals on Animal Farm must live forever after." These commandments were so principle that they were painted by squealer and snowball, "in giant white letters that could be read from thirty yards away." These commandments were gradually altered by the rulers of the farm, the pigs.
Animal Farm a story of rebellion and revolution. In the Manor Farm the animals decide that they are going to free themselves from their human owners and control the farm themselves. The pigs proved to be the most clever of the animals of the farm so they assumed the main leadership positions. However, Napoleon and Snowball had completely different ideals on how the farm should be run so they became the main competators for control. In the end, Napoleon's brute force using his attack dogs to chase Snowball
Throughout the novella, the animals of Animal Farm are manipulated and, consequently, deceived by the elite pigs to act in ways that are against the original commandments. Shortly after taking over the Manor Farm, from alcoholic Mr.Jones , the animals took charge of the new "Animal Farm." With only animals residing on the new farm, commandments, are set into place to ensure the future well-being of the farm. Since pigs are believed to be the most intelligent animal, pigs Snowball and Napoleon struggle with each other for power and the influence of the other animals on the farm. Relying only on his own personal logic and rhetorical skills, Snowball is no match for the crude, and selfish ways of Napoleon. Napoleon and Snowball use rhetoric throughout to strengthen their influential power over the other animals of the farm.
Two pigs, Snowball and Napoleon, as previously mentioned, led the farm to republican. They each gave their view point of an issue and the other animals voted for what they believed is the best for the farm. The farm has just started to thrive when Snowball and Napoleon started fighting over whether to build a windmill or not. Napoleon raised nine dogs and they are completely under his command, so of course, they obeyed when Napoleon ordered them to kill Snowball. Snowball escaped and is never seen again. Napoleon informed the animals that Snowball is a traitor and is loyal to Jones, which is an ad hominem. Since this started, the animals’ living standard dropped dramatically. In order to build the windmill, they worked no less than they did back in the days when Jones was there. Two years later, when the windmill is finally completed, another issue came up. Napoleon decides to work with Mr. Pilkington, who is a human. When the other animals object, the Napoleon threatens the animals that if they do not