Animal Farm, By George Orwell Essay

1075 Words May 23rd, 2016 5 Pages
Old Major, an old pig who can feel his time coming, conveys a dream of his about the animals living is peace and harmony, a philosophy which is later called animalism by his three successors, to the animals of Manor farm. He dies three days later. A little while after, the animals defeat the farmer Mr. Jones in a battle and kick him off the farm. The three pigs rename the property Animal Farm and try to bring Animalism to reality with the help of Boxer the horse. At first, Animal Farm prospers. Some time later, Mr. Jones reappears to take back his farm, and the animals defeat him again in the Battle of the Cowshed. As the wheel of time turns, Napoleon and Snowball, two of the three leaders, argue more and more about the future of the Animal farm, and they begin to struggle for power and influence among the other animals. Snowball comes up with the idea to build electricity-generating windmill, but Napoleon strongly opposes the idea. At the meeting to vote on whether to do it, Snowball gives a long powerful speech about why they should. Napoleon gives a short speech, after which he summons nine attack dogs, the puppies that Napoleon had previously taken aside for “education”, who chase Snowball from the farm. Napoleon then becomes the sole leader of Animal Farm and turns it into a dictatorship. Napoleon then decides to build the windmill, and the animals, especially Boxer, devote their efforts to building it. Then one day, a storm blows over the windmill. The farmers who live…

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