Differences And Similarities Between Animal Farm By George Orwell

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When it comes to making a film based off a book, oftentimes the film rarely comes close to the similarity of the book. With that being said, a man that goes by the name of George Orwell writes an allegorical novel named Animal Farm and this novel portrays the Russian Revolution. Orwell in known for being a novelist, journalist, and a critic; his work shows awareness to social injustice and that is what he showcased in the novel. Although the novel does not directly tell us that it 's based on the Revolution, one can tell because of the choices of words, characteristics, and events that Orwell uses through the characters and the setting. After nine years since Orwell’s novel was published, an animated film was made relating to the story. When …show more content…
However, the film missed a good amount of historical events and details that were shown in the novel. In comparing both the novel and the film, the events that are missing from the film takes away the suspense and mood of the novel. If George Orwell was to see this film, he would be dissatisfied. The film does not satisfy the novel as it could’ve. It seems as if the novel showed more of historical events and meaning to the revolution rather than the film which seemed more as of entertainment.

Eric Arthur Blair who used the pen name George Orwell was a famous writer who showed awareness of social injustice throughout his work. His experiences in life are what shaped his view of the world and it’s what helped him incorporate those views into his writing. Animal Farm is one of Orwell 's allegorical novel based off the Russian Revolution, with the message of how power takes control of a character and leads to corruption. We see how power
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The novel ended with the animals not being able to tell the difference between the pigs and the humans. The film ended with only the pigs around the table and Benjamin mixing up Napoleons appearance with a human-like Mr. Jones. He then runs off to the animals and as Benjamin leads, they all follow him towards Napoleon. The dogs weren 't able to help Napoleon and so all the animals crashed in were Napoleon was at and that was how the Film ended. Comparing it to the novel where Orwell ends year passing, many animals have aged and died. The pigs and farmers were all together playing a card game and as both Napoleon and Mr. Pilkington play the ace of spades the animals look inside and can’t tell apart between the pigs and the humans. Orwell ends with, “Twelve voices were shouting in anger... No question, now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig…but already it was impossible to say which was which.” (Orwell). As we can tell in comparing both the film to the novel, the novel showed more a melancholy ending rather than the film, where are the animals rebel and go off against Napoleon and attack. In showing this rebellious act in the film it gives the audience more of a victorious feeling, rather in the novel, it seems as a bit of despairing ending. In the end, Orwell would say that the film portrays his meaning and message of

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