"Animal Farm" by George Orwell

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It was good, it was bad ; it was a dream, it was a nightmare; It was justice , it was injustice. When white becomes dark , pens try to enlighten the way for those who are strays. Orwell's pen was one of those pens. His masterpiece Animal Farm revealed the truth for the simple people who sacrificed every thing for nothing.

In Animal Farm, George Orwell uses farm animals to portray people of power and the common people during the Russian Revolution. The novel starts off with the Major explaining to all the animals in the farm how they are being treated wrongly and how they can over throw their owner, Mr. Jones. They finally gang up on their owner and he leaves the farm. Then they start their own farm with their own rules and commandments. Originally the two people in charge of the Animal Farm, are Napoleon and Snowball.

Napoleon is really greedy and wants to have all the power, so he gets the animals to turn on Snowball and make him leave the farm. After Napoleon has taken over, the pigs start disobeying the commandments that the pigs, as well as all the other animals, have organized and wrote down at the beginning of their take over. Soon, the pigs have disobeyed, changed every law and started acting and looking like humans. After that, Animal Farm slowly starts to loose power and Mr. Jones takes back over. This exactly what happened in the Russian revolution.

Orwell uses Animal Farm to convey a message for people in different positions and statuses . He uses the characters , the events and the language to clarify his own message own point of view. IUG students did not understand Orwell's message from their first reading. Did the readers read what...