Snowball embarks on various campaigns for social and economic improvement. Because most of the animals lack the intelligence to memorize the Seven Commandments, Snowball reduces them to the single maxim, “Four legs good, two legs bad.” The sheep take to chanting this at meetings.As time goes by, the pigs increase their control over the animals and award themselves increasing privileges.
It comments on Soviet Russia specifically and human folly in general.
care about their community, but few are intellectually equipped to see how they are being exploited until it is too late.
When Jones and his men try to whip them into submission, the animals run them off the farm. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend.3. The pigs are the most intelligent animals, so they think up resolutions for the other animals to debate.
The animals burn all reminders of their former bondage but agree to preserve the farmhouse “as a museum.” Snowball changes the name of the farm to “Animal Farm” and comes up with Seven Commandments, which are to form the basis of Animalism. Soon after, the pigs set up a study-center for themselves in the harness-room.
Snowball and Napoleon continue to be at odds and eventually clash over the windmill.
Snowball wants to build a windmill in order to shorten the work week and provide the farm electricity, but Napoleon opposes it.Orwell employs a third-person narrator, who reports events without commenting on them directly.The narrator describes things as the animals perceive them.Although it tells a fairly simple story of barnyard animals trying to manage themselves after rebelling against their masters, the novel demonstrates how easily good intentions can be subverted into tyranny." /George Orwell's novel, about totalitarianism in general and Stalinism in particular, is one of the most famous satires in the English language.Librarian's note: There is an Alternate Cover Edition for this edition of this book here.A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals.Today it is devastatingly clear that wherever and whenever freedom is attacked, under whatever banner, the cutting clarity and savage comedy of George Orwell’s masterpiece have a meaning and message still ferociously fresh.is a biting satire of totalitarianism, written in the wake of World War II and published amid the rise of Soviet Russia.They quell the animals’ questions and protests by threatening Mr. During this time, Napoleon also confiscates nine newborn puppies and secludes them in a loft in order to “educate” them.By late summer, Snowball’s and Napoleon’s pigeon-messengers have spread news of the Rebellion across half of England.