The Importance Of Animalism In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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George Orwell’s Animal Farm is a novel about a farm whose animals are inspired to rebel against the head farmer Jones, and his farm hands to take over the farm. The pigs, who are the brains of the farm, come up with seven commandments that say how the animals should act. Some animals can’t seem to remember them though, so they come up with a much simpler thing to remember: “Four legs good, two legs bad.” The name of their system is Animalism. Slowly the rules are are shifted by the pigs and one pig rises to the top. Napoleon. Animalism begins to fail and everything is done for the benefit of the pigs. The motto “Four legs good, two legs bad,” shifts to “Four legs good, two legs better.” as the pigs begin to become human. Originally, all animals were equal but by the end of the book “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” Like in Stalinist Russia, Animal farm was being ruled through terror.

Animalism failed. The first few years worked out really well and the animals had more food than they ever had while Jones had been in charge of the farm. As time wore on, the pigs became the clear leaders and got to have pleasures that none of the other animals had because as squealer says: “‘Comrades! ' he cried. 'You do not imagine, I hope, that we pigs are doing this in a spirit of selfishness and privilege? Many of us actually dislike milk and apples. I dislike them myself. Our sole object in taking these things is to preserve our health. Milk and apples

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