Essay on Summary and Comment on Animal Farm (6th Grade)

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The book ‘The Animal Farm’ is a cleverly written book by George Orwell, which was first published in 1945. The time in which the book’s happenings play is not very specific, but can be concluded to the early 20th century in a farm house of rural England. In this book George Orwell describes the negative sides of communism by using different animals on a farm to substitute the different ranks and positions of people in a communist country.

This fictional story features quite a few main characters such as Mr. Jones, Snowball, Napoleon and Squealer. Mr. Jones is the owner of the Manor Farm, later to be called Animal Farm after the animals conquered the farm and chased the former owner away. Snowball and Napoleon, the pigs, are the leaders
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Jones and Napoleon and Snowball take over the control after driving the former owner away. The Manor Farm was changed to ‘The Animal Farm’ and the animals set up the foundations of what they called ‘Animalism’. They also hang up the seven commandments the pigs invented, for the inhabitants of the animal farm to see:

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 bed.
5. No animal shall drink alcohol.
6. No animal shall kill another animal.
7. All animals are equal.

Mr. Jones tries to gain control again with an attack on his rightful property but fails. Boxer and Snowball who fought the intruders off bravely receive medals of Honor, but Snowball who hardly fought at all also receives one. At this point the rivalry between Snowball and Napoleon begins, quarreling about every decision to be made. As Snowball tries to convince the Animal Farm to build a windmill, Napoleon unleashes his guard dogs that chase Snowball away, who was never to be seen again. Now only with Napoleon as the head of the farm, he uses Squealer to spread propaganda so he stays a hero, such as saying ‘Snowball was a spy of Mr. Jones’ or ‘building the windmill was his own idea all along’. The animals start building the windmill but on one stormy night the windmill was blown over – but the fault was blamed on Snowball. With this

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