Animal Farm Film Analysis

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One of the themes present in animal farm is the corruption of socialist ideals in the Soviet Union. Animal Farm is based off of the Russian Revolution and the emergence of communism in the Soviet Union ("Animal Farm"). Mr. Jones represents the previous government because they are both overthrown. Snowball and Napoleon represent Leon Trotsky and Joseph Stalin who both where fighting for superiority. Snowball represents Trotsky because Snowball is the less powerful figure and is eventually run off the farm. Stalin is represented by Napoleon because Napoleon takes the leadership role and is a ruthless ruler. Stalin eventually abandons the ideas and principles that started the revolution just like Napoleon abandon the seven commandments. Stalin’s …show more content…
The film is different from the book in many ways, especially during important parts of the book. In the movie after Old Major gives his speech he dies, where in the book a few days pass before he passes away. In the movie the animal’s rebellion happens a lot sooner than it does in the book. The animals spend months planning the rebellion in the book, but in the movie it happens the day after Old Major gives his speech. In the book Jessie and bluebell have a litter of puppies that get taken away by Napoleon but in the movie during a battle the mother of the dogs dies and Napoleon then raises the puppies. The movie also leaves Mollie who is an important character in the book. Mollie craves the attention of humans and doesn’t like her life on Animal Farm. She eventally runs away and later in the book is seen pulling a carriage in town. In the book the windmill gets destroyed twice, by a storm the first time and by Jones and his men the second time. In the movie the windmill only gets destroyed once by Jones. This is an important part the movie skips because in the book when the windmill is destroyed by the storm, Napoleon blames Snowball and after that Snowball get blamed for all of the farms problems. In the movie once Snowball is run off the farm he is never brought up again. Another difference between the book and movie is what casues Boxer to get …show more content…
In the book all the neighboring farmers come over to animal farm for a tour of the farm and then to make peace. The pigs and human’s enjoying playing cards and drinking alcohol while discussing their plans to make peace. While this is going on the other farm animals creep up and watch what is going on through a window in the house. As the animals are watching they begin to realize they cannot tell the difference between the pigs and the humans. The ending in the movie is much different than the book. In the movie pigs from other farms dressed in suits and ties come to visit animal farm and gather in the house to drink and play cards. While this is going on all of the other animals and neighboring farm animals gather and march their way towards the house. The animals break into the house and kill Napoleon and smash the picture of him on the wall. The ending of the book and movie are complete opposites in the book the pigs stay in control whereas in the movie and working class animals overthrow the pigs. Some suggest that the movie has the happy ending so it would appeal to children (Three

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