Animal Farm related to brintons paradigm.

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Revolutions, a change for the better?

When a country is in need of change, the republic starts a revolution. A revolution is when a better and stronger government overthrows the current government. The animals in the book, Animal Farm, succeed in starting a revolution to make their lives easier yet their results turn out to make it just as hard as it was before the revolution. The revolution in Animal Farm closely follows Brinton's paradigm, a standard for all revolutionary actions.

During the period before the old majors' speech, the conditions the animals lived in were harsh. The animals had to give up everything they could to Mr. Jones, the owner of the farm. Everyday, the chickens gave up their eggs, the cows their milk, and the sheep their wool. "...nearly the whole of the produce of our labour is stolen from us by human beings." (28). The animals had no power of their own.

Brinton's paradigm names this period of time "the old regime". Everybody was unhappy but nobody knew a better way to live. There was no outer influence to introduce them to a better way.

When Old Major, an old pig, had a dream, he decided to explain it to his fellow comrades. Old major saw this way of living as a chance to improve their lives. He knew he was going to die but decided to share anyway; he never even imagined that it would be the source of pain and hardships for a long time. Immediately, the pigs took over. They planned to overthrow Mr. Jones. They also started singing "The Beasts of England" to increase the power and the motivation of the animals during the first stages of the revolution. "He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he...