Animal Farm short summary & analysis

Animal Farm


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Animal Farm - George Orwell

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Animal Farm Analysis

George Orwell’s Animal Farm novel exists with his perfect expression. Although it is not showing the real personalities, it is very clear book with his penetrating intelligence. Though it is a fictionalized story with animals, it uncloaks daringly real face of policy, power struggle. While he is castigating the pig named Napoleon as hero, it is accepted that actually he refers to Stalin.

The farm story which the animals reform by taking down Mr. Jones is censored in many countries and it is tried to be precluded in England and America. Also, it’s sentences are changed in some parts. However, it couldn’t be detracted from its content. İt is accepted as one of the best compositions of Orwell with this aspect of it.

Animal Farm Short Summary

Mr. Jones is owner of the Seigniory Farm. The pig called Old Major says that he saw a dream and wanted to tell it after Mr. Jones goes to bed at the night that he gets drunk yet. The dog named Blue Bell, Jessie, Pincher, other pigs, chickens, pigeons, two-wheel horse named Boxer and Clover, the white goat Muriel, the donkey named Benjamin and other animals come together with his call. Old Major says that the life they live goes on with poverty, hungry, rush in his speech. He draws attention to their lives which consist of destituteness and slavery. He tells any of the animals is not free in England and people are the only creature consuming without producing. Then he comes to the real problem: “ Why do we give into this destituteness?” And he provides to arrive at the decision that their only problem is human. They have only real enemy: Human!

Finally, Old Major explains his dream. He has seen that after people die out, what the earth would be like. In addition to this, he has heard melody of a song named Animals of England. The song gingers up the animals and the whole farm groan while they are saying it all together. However, Mr. Jones wake up because of the noise. As soon as he takes his rifle, he pours out buck shot to the darkness and then the whole farm sink into sleep.

After a few days, Old Major dies in his sleep and his speech breaks fresh ground fort the other animals. The pigs are known as the smartest of the animals and Snowball and Napoleon are the most talented ones of them. Thereby, the tasks, organizing and instructing, belongs to them. They decided to revolt by intense meeting and one day they revolt, in consequence of, a few workers whip the animals and Mr. Jones is not give food to any of them. The revolt ends in success, Jones is dismissed the farm. Noe, the Farm is named as Animal Farm. The pigs designate the ultimate principles of husbandry result of three months work and they gather it under seven command. All the animals accept these rules.

Sometimes they have a hell of a time. The tools are not appropriate for animals, so they have great difficulty in. Only smart pigs can come over all the work because they do not work directly. They are just busy with administer and control the others. All the animals work in the harvest. Only mare Mollie cannot wake up early in the morning, old donkey Benjamin continues his deadness and pointedness and the cat generally disappears when a work emerges. Their official Flag made by Snowball is raised every Sunday, thus, all animals attend plenum called meeting. While speaking about next week’s works, the decisions are discussed. The most vehement speakers of the meeting are Snowball and Napoleon. The pig named Squealer is charged for making statements to the others.

The whole country hears what happened in the end of the summer. The story of the revolt is told by reaching to the animals of other neighbor farms and the song Animals of England is taught. On the other hand, other farmers think that how they can benefit from the situation of Jones. Mr. Pilkington who is the owner of Foxwood and Mr. Frederick who is the owner of Pinchfield Farm cannot get on with each other. Napoleon can succeed to benefit from both of them later on. One day Jones, his men and these owners of the farm swoop down for taking back his farm. A bloody war break out between them. Finally, the triumph belongs to the animals.

Although some conflicts emerge between Snowball and Napoleon over the time, the administration always belongs to the pigs. They decided to build a windmill with offer of Snowball, thus, their works get easy and they just work three days in a week. Napoleon objects it and he caused Snowball to run away by setting his dogs against him. With this tactic, he takes control alone and starts to build windmill.

They work like a slave during the year, but everything is for their future. Napoleon changes the rules in the farm over the time. He impresses and persuades the farm animals in his every speech. However, the pigs transfer the more luxurious life with setting into Jones’ house. Even if the other objects to it, the pigs absolutely have an explanation. In fact, the other animals are not surprise to Napoleon’s walking around with his pipe in the farm house’s garden, dressing Mr. and Mrs. Jones’ clothes and living both splendent and joyful life.

One evening, other farmers come to the farm and they filled with admiration everything, especially windmill. The other animals start to follow them secretly while laughter and songs are raising up at night. For the first time, animals and people are on an equal basis. Mr. Pilkington crack a joke at the table:

‘’If you have to take on your low-class animals, we have to take on our low-class people.’’ They burst into laughter and the glasses raise for Animal Farm. This farm that Napoleon feel honored to administrate is a cooperative venture. Saying ‘’friend’’ between animals in the farm is a foolish habit up until now. This habit is terminated. Their flag will be one color and the farm are known as Seigniory Farm again. A noise breaks out in the end of the night. The spade ace gets out on the same hand of Napoleon and Mr. Pilkington in their card game. There is an only opinion for the other animals:

They look the face of pigs and also the face of people, but they cannot find any difference between them.


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