Similarities Between The Book And Movie Animal Farm

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How many differences can you find within your favorite book and its corresponding movie? In the novel and movie Animal Farm, animals rise up against the farmer and take it over for themselves. However, quickly after the overthrow of Farmer Jones, the farm slowly begins to deteriorate at the hands of the pigs on the farm. The animals slowly become treated just as poorly as with the farmer, just absent of the whips. Their rations sold for profit in trade and animals murdered for having outside contact where they do not belong. Though the book and movie, Animal Farm shows many similarities, but also many key differences with subjects only in the novel, and some subjects only in the movie. The movie and novel Animal Farm share some rather close …show more content…
The very first notable difference exists within Jessie, a character in the book that does not play a role farther than having puppies, yet exists as the more caring character of the movie that watches over Boxer and other animals. Primarily, the mobile, spy-like character comes as a female dog close to Jones on the farm, yet a reliable companion to the other animals. She gives birth to her puppies that Napoleon takes in for special tutorage, which in turn causes her to sneak around the farm to search for her hidden puppies. In her searches she stumbles upon the pigs breaking the commandments before they change, and attempts to spread the word to other animals that Animal Farm will fall very quickly back to its old ways if the pigs are not confronted about their misleadings ways. In the end of the story for the movie, Jessie leads as many animals as she can away from the tyranny that Napoleon commanded, and returns after his fall to new owners and caretakers of the farm. Pilkinton exists in the movie much differently than his book counterpart, and becomes much more inclusive as the story goes on. In the movie, he first arrives bringing Mollie back to Jones, looking down on him as he does, and in turn all the animals on the farm as well. After the rebellion, he takes Jones in but only with severe disgust at what happened to him and what the animals did. …show more content…
Perhaps the reasons of similarity do not match to another’s standards, or the differences do not stand out enough to be considered heavily contrasting. The movie, after all, can stand alone with no prior background, why compare it to a book written fifty or so years ago? The book stands as a very old book, standards for a story could have changed since the time it was published and required changes to a movie. There exists a number of things that could contradict the statements above, questioning why there even needs to be any comparing of the two. The differences in the novel and movie of Animal Farm makes both unique in their respective fields. The similarities assist in keeping the movie in line with the book, yet the differences make the movie a refreshed, revamped version of the original book, such is its

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