The Reality Of Dream In Animal Farm, By George Orwell

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The wonderful fantasy of freedom soon became an illusion of the perfect reality. In Animal Farm by George Orwell, it focuses on the dynamic lives of the animals that prevail and win the revolution, only to face bigger troubles than what the mere humans have caused. The sluggish animals detest their human owners for imposing oppressive lives on them. Their lives are a routine of hard work and little food; and in the end, they come face to face with the inevitable: death by the cruel knife. One night, Old Major, a highly regarded boar, relays his eye-opening dream to the other animals on the farm. In his dream, he sees “a world in which animals lived without the tyranny of men,” where the animals are free and happy (sparknotes). Before Old Major …show more content…
Old Major is the most prized and wise boar that roamed Manor Farm. Before his death, he is compelled to share one last speech in the barn where the animals convened. In it, he announces to the animals that “all men are enemies” (Orwell 31). Their struggles, starvation, bad living conditions, etc., are all caused by men. The book depicts Old Major as a positive, enlightening character that encourages the animals to strive to be independent from the humans. However, many fail to realize that Old Major is partially responsible in the starting of not only the revolution but, indirectly, the corruption that occurs after the humans ran off the farm. He fuels the animals with passion and hatred towards the humans, explaining that “all the evils of this life spring from the tyranny of human being” (Orwell30). In addition, he convinces his audience that they are capable of overthrowing the humans, which would allow them live happily and satisfactorily only among their comrades. In short, he supplies the problem, solution, and drive to achieve the happily ever after that comes from his dream. This is an issue because they buy into every wise word of this bore; his words remain with them. After the revolution, it becomes even more evident that the problem was men; for their lives have improved greatly since the rebellion. Thus, anything that keeps the men away was a perfect route to travel …show more content…
Once Major has died, the pigs naturally took authority for they were “recognized as being the cleverest of the animals.” (Orwell 35) Among the pigs were two distinguished pigs: Napoleon and Snowball. One event that has secured the trust is the success of the rebellion. Over-thrilled, the triumphant animals now, if they were not before, are confident in their leader’s ability and commitment to make Old Major’s dream become reality for them. Soon after the rebellion, the animals go straight to work resulting in a bigger harvest than ever before. To the animals, this is another sign of success. Moreover, the battle of Cowshed brings the evil men back, but due to Snowball’s preparations, Animal Farm was victorious against the humans. In addition, Snowball earns a military decoration for being injured while fighting valiantly for Animal Farm. This final event seals the animals’ utmost confidence and hope in their chiefs. Additionally, the animals convene together and have a meeting routinely, going over the agenda and to end the meeting they all always sing “Beasts of England.” By having these conventions periodically, the leaders are able to reinforce the animals’ trust. Holding the animals’ faith is crucial for the leaders can manipulate easily and more

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