Animal Farm

Essay by PaperNerd ContributorHigh School, 10th grade June 2001

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Animal Farm is what is called an Allegory, or also known as a story in which the characters and the action represent an idea or generalization about life; Allegories often have a strong moral or lesson in them. Animal Farm takes place in England on a farm called Manor Farm. This farm is run by a man named Mr. Jones. One day on the farm the oldest pig named Old Major, who represents Marx, tells the other farm animals that he had a dream that he was going to die. He told the animals that he wanted them to rebel because they were not being treated correctly. In the next few days he dies and they bury him. In place of Old Major a pig named Napoleon, who represents Stalin, and another pig named Snowball, who represents Trotsky, take charge of the farm. During this new rule the pigs manage to scare off Mr.

and Mrs. Jones. Now the pigs were in complete control of the farm and they even changed the name of the farm to Animal Farm. The pigs began a new government called "Animalism"�. With this they came up with Seven Commandments and they are whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy, whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend, no animal shall wear clothes, no animal shall sleep in a bed, no animal shall drink alcohol, no animal shall kill another animal, all animals are created equal. With this everything started to go ok until Snowball decided to build a windmill for resources. When Napoleon heard this he called his dogs to come and chase Snowball off of the farm and which they did. Now Napoleon had just what he wanted, he had complete control over the farm. He also...