The Animal Farm is a book by George Orwell in published in 1945. It’s basically a story of an animal farm where there are animals which are characterised by the author. The main characters in the book are pigs, donkey, squirrels, horse, dogs etc.
A Quick Review
The writer highlighted that unity is strength using his characters. When all animals revolted against their owner because of his behaviour. Then story goes on and the pigs took over the authority and gradually they also acted like the farm owner. The other animals confessed that animals and humans are both the same, when they are in power. Sense of relaxation is in the nature of humans and animals alike.
Story in detail
The Old Major, summons the animals for a conference, during which he refers the humans bad because of the acts of their owner. He claimed that their owner is using them for his profits and he enjoys more than the animals. Lately he innovated a song called Beasts of England.
When Major dies, two pigs, Snowball and Napoleon, adopt command and think it a duty to plan for the Rebellion. Which the old major consistently tried to convinced all the farm animals. The animal revolts and drives the irresponsible farm owner Mr. Jones from the farm, renaming it “THE ANIMAL FARM.”
The Seven Commandments
All the animals in the farm after their rebellion adopted the Seven Commandments of Animalism, the most vital of which is, “All animals are equal“. Snowball explains the animals to learn, while Napoleon teaches the young animals the ethics of Animalism.
The pigs took positions of leadership and believed that they are superior to other fellow animals in the farm. When Snowball go for the windmill, Napoleon’s dogs chased him out and become head of Animal Farm. Napoleon amended the rules of farm, and bring pigs up. One of them is Squealer.
Napoleon attributed himself to the windmill idea. The animals work harder for easier lives with the windmill. When the animals find the windmill bowed by violent storm, Napoleon and Squealer prove the animals that Snowball is behind this. Napoleon curbs the farm population with his dogs. Beasts of England is replaced by an anthem glorifying himself, who appears to be adopting the life of a mam. Mr. Frederick, attacks the farm and bowed the windmill. The animals win the battle but at great cost, including Boxer, with some other animals are wounded. Boxer continues working harder until he ends. Napoleon sends for a van to take Boxer to the veterinary surgeon, explaining that better care can be given there.
Benjamin, the pessimistic donkey who “could read as well as any pig”, notices that the van belongs to a knacker, and tries an unsuccessful save. Squealer convinced them about Boxer’s treatment. But in reality, Napoleon has sold Boxer for money. Years pass and the pigs started to act like humans slowly and steadily. The Seven Commandments are gradually reduced to a single phrase: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
The Manor Farm
Napoleon holds a dinner party for the pigs and local farmers, with whom he hails a new alliance. He stops the practice of innovative habits and restores the name “The Manor Farm.”
As the animals adopted the behaviours and practices of humans, they have changed from pigs to humans. Finally the other farm animals realised that they can no longer distinguish between the humans and animals.
The Animal Farm by George Orwell is an amazing piece which metaphorically shows the betrayal of Lenin’s revolution and banishment of Trotsky by Stalin. The Animal Farm discussed the flaws of any authoritative society. The Animal Farm was banned in the US because of George Orwell’s pro-communist views. The Animal Farm was also banned in USSR because of his anti-Communist views. Basically the Animal Farm is a satire to the Russian Revolution. A must read book for all.
Here I tried to give you the basic understanding of The animal farm by George Orwell. A brilliant piece to read for all.
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