Animal Farm is a book written by George Orwell about animals who overthrew the farm owner to become an animal run farm. The farm is managed by pigs with a pig named Napoleon as the leader. Napoleon is a strict and deceiving pig who at first made the animals trust him and think he was a good leader only to turn out just like the humans were before the rebellion. So, what reasons allow Napoleon to stay in power. In Animal Farm by George Orwell, Napoleon stays in charge by outsmarting the animals, threatening them that Jones, the original farm owner, would come back, and finally by scaring the animals with trained attack dogs.
How do authors come up with the stories that they write? George Orwell, the creator of Animal Farm, based his book on the time period he was living through, the Russian Revolution. After the success of the book, the allegorical novel was adapted into a film. The works follow the same line most of the time, but the audience can view a few significant differences between the novel and film. Orwell and the director of the film, both picked how the material would be portrayed to the audience.
Ignorance is dangerous. Lack of knowledge can cause someone to be manipulated and used. Knowledge brings choice and freedom which is something that the animals in “Animal Farm” did not have. The story “Animal Farm” is a significant story because it shows that not having knowledge about certain situations can be a bad thing. The theme of the story is knowledge is power.
George Orwell; the author to Animal Farm, wrote this book addressing the political issues that were calling to his attention. Each animal that was included into the story represented a real person in their time. It is said that the main protagonists in this story are the two pigs who have embodied Joseph Stalin, and Leon Trotsky. The pigs were considered to be the smartest on the farm, the carried out plans to build the windmill, and had put their ideas into shaping the new society on the farm. Dogs were brought in; so when an animal would disagree, the dogs would attack.
Conformist V.S Nonconformist “Four legs good, two legs bad” is what the animals on Animal Farm by George Orwell lived by. Snowball and The Dogs was the animals on the farm that helped enforce this rule. Snowball is a pig that challenges Napoleon for control of Animal Farm after the rebellion. Snowball won the loyalty of the animals but Napoleon won the farm.
Power can have the persuasive action in undoing the moral ethics of one’s character. This can be seen throughout history, such as World War II and proven by the actions of Napoleon in the allegory, Animal Farm, by George Orwell. As Lord Acton said “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” In history what was viewed as a villain, is never the same as the perception. A leader does not begin wanting to do wrong, they start with the best intentions, but power is a tricky thing.
Throughout the course of Animal Farm, a fable written by George Orwell, there is a recurring theme on how knowledge is dangerous in the hands of the self-serving. The tools he uses to present this idea are his characters. Napoleon and the pigs are a perfect example of a group that takes advantage of knowledge on the farm. Orwell further portrays this idea through Benjamin’s indifference and the easily manipulated masses on the farm. Early on in the story, the animals overthrow their tyrant, a man named Mr. Jones, through rebellion to create their own society based on socialism.
Leaders. They want the best for their country, and probably will do whatever they can for their country, but most do not contemplate how far a leader can tread for the sweet taste of power. In the allegorical fiction novella Animal Farm, George Orwell paints an image of what it would be like if animals took over a farm and started to adopt the ideas of socialism and capitalism. The leaders that take over are corrupt, a perfectly dystopian replica of our society. In the story, many animals represent real people from the Russian Revolution of the 1910s, and they start to form their own set of rules, called “animalism.”
Abdelwahab 1 Malak Abdelwahab Grade 11 English IB HL 26 August 2014 Animal Farm and 1984 Novels are a very important part of a society in this time. They often teach the societies about what has happened during the past, the present and the future and they may even inform people about the future just like how George Orwell did. George Orwell was a writer whose work includes the famous novels Animal Farm and 1984. George Orwell is a pseudonym of Eric Blair (1903-1950).
Animal Farm is an allegory, as stated before. The story hidden behind this allegory is the story of the Russian revolution i.e. after the tsar was overthrown. Leon Trotsky and Joseph Stalin were two politicians who continued to struggle for power over the Soviet Union after the revolution. Later on, Trotsky was defeated by Stalin and exiled to live abroad. “Leon Trotsky’s political ideology resembles the characteristics of Snowball, the leader of Animal Farm before Napoleon.