Animal Farm Themes

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The novel Animal Farm, written by George Orwell, can have multiple points to it. One of the themes in this novel is that power corrupts minds. The setting of this novel is at The Manor Farm, eventually renamed as Animal Farm. In this book, characters that started out as protagonists ended as antagonists. Napoleon and Snowball, two intelligent pigs, created a law for the animals of Animals Farm to live by, trying to make old Major’s dream come true, but eventually greed, anger, and betrayal cause things to end up right where they started for the animals.
Animal Farm, Consists of various characters, such as, the humans, Mr. Jones, owner of The Manor Farm, Mr. Pilkington, owner of Foxwood Farm, and Mr. Frederick, owner of Pinchfield Farm, which
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The animals learned a song called Beasts of England, this song became their new anthem for motivation to hopes for a better life. After the passing of old major the animals formed a rebellion against the owner Mr. Jones, and exiled him from the farm, while renaming it Animal Farm. All the animals played a role in the new operation of the farm, and slowly but surely the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, in charge of knowledge, created the Principals of Animalism. The Principals of Animalism were seven commandments by which Animal Farm should live. “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 any other animal. 7. All animals are equal”. Eventually Napoleon and Snowball could not agree on anything and fought each other for leadership. Napoleon, using puppies he confiscated from the dogs and trained, took control of Animal Farm and declared Snowball a traitor. While the owners of nearby farms tried to counter attack and win back Animal Farm for humans, but failed, Napoleon broke and changed every commandment in Animalism and forbade any animal from singing Beasts of …show more content…
The animals on Animal Farm want a better life where they are free to eat and live as they please, without humans running their lives. For a brief moment the animals get what they seek, but when Napoleon starts to let power corrupt him, greed gets the best of him. Some of the amendments slowly started to change “4. No animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets. 5. No animal shall drink alcohol to excess. 6. No animal shall kill any other animal without cause.”, and eventually were all replaced by “7. All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others”. Besides the two wars the animals endured the rising action in this novel is when Boxer, the loyal horse whose motto was “I will work harder,” overworked himself into an accident and Napoleon says he is sending him to the best hospital, but really sells boxer to a horse slaughter company; it showed the extent of selfishness Napoleon reached. The climax, however, was the very end when all the animals saw the pigs walking on two legs and having a meeting with the humans, noticing that they could not tell the pigs and humans apart. The falling action was the reader’s realization that the conclusion is the animals on the farm years later are under the same type of leadership they were under when the novel started and that their resolution (the rebellion) solved nothing.
George Orwell wrote Animal Farm with a political purpose and a fairy tale touch to it. Some readers may grasp onto the

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