Animal Farm written by George Orwell takes place on a farm in England. The animals
start Animalism because of their greed for power. Their greed causes some of the animals
to turn evil and mistreat the less intelligante animals. The pigs immediate control over the
farm. Just imagine animals in charge of a farm.
Old Major was the most respected animal on Mayor Farm. He is concerned by the
cruelty of Farmer Jones and his men. Just before he dies Old Major tells the animals of his
dream of a rebellion against Farmer Jones. He says " all animals are comrades". Comrades
means friends. Old Major also said that " in return for your four confinements and all your
labour in the fields, what have you ever had except your bare rations and a stall."
Confinements means imprisonment, and rations means a fixed portion. After Old Major's
death the animals chase away the drunken farmer and call the farm Animal Farm. The pigs
take over and set up the Seven Commandments of Animalism. There is a battle for power
between two boars called Snowball and Napoleon. When Farmer Jones returns the two
pigs join forces to beat the farmer. Using trained dogs Napoleon chases Snowball from the
farm and uses some of his ideas, such as the windmill.
The new society is successful in the begining, but soon the animals living conditions get
worse because of the pigs and dogs increasing appetites. Slowly the Seven Comandments
are changed in order to support the pigs actions. Whenever things went wrong Napoleon
would blame Snowball so Napoleon maintain power. Despite attempts to take over the
farm by humans, the animals finish the windmill. The completion is only to the pigs benifet
and their behavior becomes more human like. In the...