Book report on "Animal farm"

Essay by JazzyFizzleHigh School, 10th gradeA+, March 2006

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"All animals are created equal, but some animals are more equal then others" was the single commandment that replaced the original Seven Commandments. This was one of the final clues that led the animals to the fact that the pigs had taken over the farm. George Orwell creates loads of conflict in the well-known book, Animal Farm. However, a great deal of these conflicts could have been avoided if one of the more intelligent animals, such as Clover stood up to the leader, Napoleon. The behavior of both Napoleon and Clover contributed to the loss of freedom and equality on Animal Farm.

Napoleon played a sneaky, greedy, and a controlling pig, who took over Animal Farm after getting rid of the affable pig, Snowball. When the rebellion was introduced, Snowball was the one to take charge, in order to make the farm easier for the animals. Though most of the animals on the farm were okay with this, Napoleon wasn't.

Snowball and Napoleon always seemed to have different opinions on the issues that came up. "Whatever suggestion either of them made, the other could be counted on to oppose it." Well one day Napoleon decided to get rid of Snowball for good. After Urinating on Snowballs plans for the windmill, (a plan that would help the farm succeed) Napoleon had his self-bred dogs attack Snowball. Napoleon got his way, Snowball was never seen again and the farm was now in his control. The farm started to dramatically change. Harsh labor was enforced and the Seven Commandments were changing for the benefit of the pigs.

Very few of the animals, besides the pigs, payed close attention to the Seven Commandments. Clover was one of the few who did. Clover, a good-hearted carthorse, suspected the pigs of violating one or...