Greed In Animal Farm

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Animal Farm was written by George Orwell and published in 1999 by Transaction Publishers. This novel takes place on Manor Farm in England. The animals on the farm revolt against the farmer because of his cruel and unfair treatment. They set out to develop their own society free of human rule where every animal is treated equally, they called it Animal Farm. At first, life on Animal Farm is everything they dreamed about, but eventually the society they create falls apart and life seems as it as bad or worse than before. This novel demonstrates how greed and power can corrupt a society and how easily words can influence and persuade minds. In the beginning a bore named Old Major calls a meeting with the animals to discuss their living conditions …show more content…
Jones the farmer gets drunk and forgets to lock up for the night and feed the animals. The animals have not been fed well and are very hungry. They can’t take it anymore, so they break into the shed and helped themselves to food. Mr. Jones suddenly wakes up and he and his men began to chase and whip the animals. The animals fight back, butting and kicking from all sides. Eventually they run Mr. Jones and his men off the farm. The animals are excited and start singing “Beasts of England” celebrating their rebellion. The next day Napoleon and Snowball called the animals together to discuss the plans for the day. Before they began, the pigs reveal to the animals that they have taught themselves to read and write. Snowball then paints over the name Manor Farm at the top of the gate and replaces it with Animal Farm. The pigs have also developed the principles of Animalism into Seven Commandments and Snowball writes them on the barn wall. The Seven Commandments are:
1. Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy.
2. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend.
3. No animal shall wear clothes.
4. No animal shall sleep in a
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One night Napoleon and Snowball are having a debate about building a windmill. Snowball wants to build a windmill to provide electricity, heat and running water however, Napoleon thinks it is a bad idea. When Snowball starts to present his plans to the animals, Napoleon has his trained dogs scare Snowball and chase him off the farm. When the animals start to ask questions Squealer is very successful in persuading the animals, with the help of the growling dogs that Snowball was a traitor and he is in league with the humans. Napoleon now controls of the farm and more changes start to

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