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  • Date Submitted: 12/19/2011 02:19 PM
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Kendra Bachelor

Animal Farm, a tale of symbolic value and as Orwell explained: "the history of an immoral revolution." The novel is seen as the historical analysis of causes of the failure of communism, tells a story that aims to prove that human nature and diversity prevent people from being equal and contented.
The conflict of it all is the animals versus Mr. Jones, Snowball versus Napoleon; the common animals versus the pigs, Animal Farm versus the neighboring humans, but all of them are the underlying tension between the exploited and exploiting classes and between the lofty ideals and harsh realities of socialism.
The animals throw off their human tormenters and establish a socialist state called Animal Farm. The pigs, being the most intelligent animals in the group, take control of the planning and governing of the farm. Napoleon the large, Berkshire boar and Snowball, Napoleon’s rival engage in ideological disputes and compete for power.
The animals write the Seventh Commandments on the barn wall, where it would ensure equality and prosperity for all the animals. Snowball has the farm running smoothly under his control, in which he attempts to teach the animals to read and write and provides them with an abundant of food.   When Snowball announces his idea for a windmill, Napoleon opposes it. Snowball makes a speech in favor of the windmill, in which Napoleon takes it upon himself to run Snowball off the farm with his trained pack of dogs. After running Snowball of the farm, Napoleon declares that the power to make decisions for the farm will be put into effect only by the pigs.
Napoleon then uses Squealer, a young, small white fat porker who serves as Napoleon's right hand pig and minister of propaganda, to convince the animals that Snowball stole the idea for the windmill from Napoleon. Squealer justifies Napoleon’s actions with skillful but tricky reinterpretations of the Animalist principles.   Everything now revolves around Napoleon, glorifying...


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