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ANIMAL FARM

(George Orwell)
INTRODUCTION

In 1946, Animal Farm was published. This fable was written by George Orwell which uses a common farm environment to explain the situation experienced by the people of the former Soviet Union during the years before the Second World War (1917 to 1945). Such literature are called allegories, they are based on objects, animals or persons to represent certain ideas or real situations. This book consists of 10 chapters and it has 42 pages in total. The main purpose of the story is to show, in a clear example, that human beings can become corrupt when absolute power is given in making decisions of any kind. The unlimited power corrupts and destroys even the best intentions. SUMMARY Chapter 1 Mr. Jones gets home drunk. The animals of the Manor Farm have a meeting, and old Major gives a speech about the mistreatment due to men. The animals conclude that all of them are friends and Mr. Jones is the enemy. Chapter 2 Old Major dies. Mr. Jones (the farmer) does not feed the animals, so they begin looking for food and there is a fight on the farm. The animals win and take out Mr. Jones, and they change the sign of Manor Farm for Animal Farm. On the wall written seven rules that invented the Old Major, and are his "seven commandments": 1. All that walking on two legs is an enemy. 2 What has four legs or feathers is a friend. 3. Animals should not wear clothes. 4. No animal shall sleep in a bed. 5. No animal shall drink alcohol. 6. No animal shall kill another animal. 7. All animals are equal. Chapter 3 The animals are happy, they feel free from the farmer. They work harder because they are happy and have a great harvest.

Pigs become leaders of animals, and control all of them. The pigs begin to abuse their power and they get the best food on the pretext that they need to think.

Chapter 4 Mr. Jones attempts to recover his farm but he can not achieve it because the animals are ready for the counterattack. Chapter 5 Mollie escapes from Animal Farm to looking for a human owner. Napoleon and Snowball fight for power on the Farm. Snowball wants electricity on the farm and to build a windmill. In a meeting, Snowball tells other animals his plan to have electricity, but Napoleon makes dogs chase Snowball. Snowball escapes and Napoleon takes the control using the dogs as their guards. Napoleon wants to build the windmill that Snowball had invented. Chapter 6 The pigs begin behaving more and more like humans. They are breaking the Animal Farms rules that they had imposed like sleeping on bed. Napoleon abuses more than the other pigs because it is the leader of the animals, and it gets the better. Pigs manipulate commandments to do what they want. Chapter 7 Things begin going wrong on the farm, the weather is bad and the animals are cold and do not have enough food. Napoleon increasingly abused their power- There is no longer enough food and Napoleon has to sell to humans chicken eggs to get food. Napoleon organized a meeting with all the animals and he decide that some of them are traitors like Snowball so the punishment is that dogs are going to kill them. Chapter 8 Napoleon becomes the absolute law on Animal Farm. Chapter 9 Boxer is so tired due to the hard work imposed by Napoleon. Napoleon says that he is going to take Boxer to the hospital to cure, but in reality is taken to be sacrificed. Meanwhile the pigs are already showing a human behavior and drink whiskey like them. They arent obeying the seven commandments of old Major. Chapter 10

Time after and Napoleon becomes the dictator of Animal Farm, controlling all the animals. The 7 Commandments are no more and only have one: "All animals are equal but some are more equal than others." Pigs and humans are on the top of pyramid and they coexist together because they are superior to other animals of the farm. CONCLUSION I think that all people have the same weakness so we have to take care of the hypothetical situation of having all power taking popular decisions. Besides that humans are no equal everybody shows similar attitudes and the dictator position is one of them. All of us must be very careful to avoid passing for these situations. Although this may be good in the name of freedom, History is not wrong. I like the manner that George Orwell describes these attitudes of humans beings.

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