SummaryAnimal Farm is a novel by George Orwell. It is an allegory in which animals play the roles of Russian revolutionists, and overthrow the human owners of the farm. Once the farm has been taken over by the animals, they are all equal at first, but class and status soon separates the different animal species. This story describes how a society’s ideologies can be manipulated by those in political power, to cause corruption by those in leadership.
PlotThe story begins with old major, a boar, who tells the animals of manor farm, his dream of freedom and life without humans. He makes a warning to them of a rebellion. Saying they should never accept any human leaders. Or allow humans to tyrannize over the animals. This hatred towards the humans, came from the continuous neglect of Mr. Jones, the farm owner. Who constantly neglected and under-fed his animals. Due to his alcohol addiction. This then began the rebellion. After this a pig named, Napoleon, and a pig named Snowball, fought to have control over the farm. However Napoleon succeeded and eventually drove Snowball off the farm. Napoleon then begins his reign and begins to manipulate and take over with his comrade, Squealer. The pigs soon become more like the humans, with no difference to tell them apart. Mr. Jones tried several times to try and take back the farm. This was where the animals tried their best to keep it under control. Further on in the story you see how the pigs rule over the farm and the animals, and take all the privileges for themselves, whilst leaving the rest of the animals to work restless hours and feed on rations. They soon realize that life on animal farm is just as worse, if not more worse that when the farm was …
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In the story it is clear that the writer has created a message in the story. The message is the importance of freedom in a society. The story uses a farm and the rebellion of the mistreated animals to symbolize a more serious issue. Another message is how Animal Farm shows a story about a revolution for an ideal, and about the way that ideal is betrayed until it disappears altogether from the new society created after the revolution. I feel I can Identify with this message because the writer expresses his own political views in an interesting way to allow readers of all ages to have an understanding of what a really complex situation can lead to.
My recommendation for this book would be, to people of all ages. I would strongly recommend this book to others, as it is a good read and interest for those who like stories based on a time in history.