Animal Farm Speech Analysis

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As the animals on the farm are worked hard with little food or care all social classes are discontented. Old major, in his speech about how their will be a revolution convinces the animals of the inhumane way they are treated. Humans use them for their resources whilst giving them the bare minimum in return. Plus the minute that the animals are no longer of full strength, to pay for their years of service, are killed. The animals have awful conditions,“And even the miserable lives {they} lead are not allowed to reach their natural span”(3). The lack of empathy from the farmer, and animals need for change shows how dissatisfied the animals actually are. They are worked past their limits, and then slaughtered for food. Almost no one working …show more content…
The animals are forced to produce for humans everyday as “No animal in England is free”, which makes “The life of an animal is misery and slavery: that is the plain truth” (2) Judging by Old Major's words here, and a similar attitude about working for Mr. Jones on the farm, it’s transparent the unhappiness with the …show more content…
Jones does not respond to the needs of the animals. The animals on the farm not only agree that Mr. Jones is not giving in to their needs, but also have a meeting to act on that. If Mr. Jones met the requirements of the animals well enough there would be no reason to revolt. However, it is easy to tell the dissatisfaction from the animals about Mr. Jones and his lack of filling those requirements. Old Major knows the animals need to make change, and “...that rebellion will come, it might be in a week or in a hundred years” and even if it takes a while “..sooner or later justice will be served”(3). The justice that will be served is that the needs of the animals will be met, along with a perfectly run society. Old Major and the animals know the way Mr. Jones treats them is poor, they want more. The need to get what they want would easily persuade them to rebel, or revolt. The lack of their requests met is also displayed by the selfishness of Mr. Jones. He only cares about himself and the well being of the farm. If the farm runs smoothly and he is making money the animals feelings could not mean less to him. The fact that mr. Jones would care about them is a lie as, “Man serves the interests of no creature except himself”(3). Mr. Jones and humans in general are selfish creatures, who in the end don’t care about the wellbeing of the others. Even when the animals do hard work they are not

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