However, Old Major only ends up asserting that man is entirely evil because some men commit evil acts. Nevertheless, the animals show how it is not only men who perform evil deeds. When the animals take over the farm after the rebellion, Snowball and Napoleon become the leaders of the farm and they both enter into a power struggle over the farm. Eventually, Napoleon manages to get rid of Snowball and starts to bring the farm into a state of decay: “They had come to a time when no one dared speak his mind, when fierce, growling dogs roamed everywhere” (pg. 87).
What are the main themes that Orwell is concerned with and what techniques does he use to get his message across? Animal farm is one of George Orwell’s most widely known works of literature. The novel follows the events of a group of farm animals who overthrow their human master, and expecting then to create their own communist, self-sufficient society. In this utopia-like ambition, each is respected and can share the gains made by the whole group equally, this idea is named Animalism. Not surprisingly, the result is not at all desirable and the animals find themselves in fact worse of then before.
The conflicts among the animals and the humans included the defeat of Mr. Jones the head farmer, the bombing of the main farm windmill twice, and the death of Boxer the farm’s trusty cart-horse. The conflicts in the book would be Man vs Man, and Man vs Society. Boxer could have been described as the most sympathetic character in the novel, Boxer symbolized all of the best qualities: dedication, and loyalty. However boxer suffered a major weakness a naïve trust and an inability to recognize corruption. Animal Farm proved the quote because, in order to reach their dreams and paradise, the animals had to encounter death and major destruction around them.
The rivalry comes to a head over Snowball's idea to build a windmill. At the final debate about the windmill, Napoleon summonsdogs he has secretly reared to be his own vicious servants and has them chase Snowball from Animal Farm. Napoleon tells the other animals that Snowball was a "bad influence," eliminates the animals' right to vote, and takes "the burden" of leadership on himself. He sends around a pig named Squealer, who persuades the animals that Napoleon has their best interests at heart. Three weeks later Napoleon decides they should build the windmill after all.
At the start, being an animal on animal farm was such an improvement from when farmer Jones ran the place. The animals were free and could live life so much better than before. But the napoleon took over and made the animals life’s horrible. He changed the rules and started acting like a human; he also paired up with the humans. A pig named snowball tries to change napoleons way to make all the animals life’s better, he tries to follow Old Majors commands.
The pig nation found out about this and President Pohn Pigennedy was ready to claim war. The wolves placed nuclear missiles in a nearby grassland, that was close to the third piggy’s steel house. Everything was in chaos for both sides, but the wolves pulled back, they couldn’t risk another war toward their economy. Their economical structure was at risk of collapsing. The pigs all celebrated this wonderful victory, with a feast and mud baths.
The barn is a symbol because this was the place the pigs painted the seven commandments and then added their revisions, which represents the collective memory of a modern nation. The pigs did this to create Animalism and to ensure that the pigs would continue to rule over all of the animals. The working-class animals would puzzle over the changes but accept them. If the working-class believes history of lies from their oppressors, the will be less likely to question oppressive practices. The windmill is a symbol of the pigs’ manipulation of the other animals for their own gain.
One could be “more colorful” than the other. Just like some animals on the farm were “more equal”. In Animal Farm, after Major dies everything about the farm prospers. But Napoleon and Snowball battle for power, and when Napoleon wins that battle, everything goes down the drain from there. The pigs get to make all the decisions and no other animal can say or do anything about it without getting slaughtered.
Napoleon, who is the chief character of the novel, is a large, rather fierce looking Berkshire boar, “The only Berkshire on the farm”. The fact that he was the only Berkshire on the farm already hints to the reader the idea of division as he is considered superior among the pigs. He was “Not much of a talker, but with a reputation of getting his own way”. It’s worth noting that Snowball is a better public speaker, and is also better at winning popular favour. Yet it’s Napoleon, the more treacherous and cunning of the two pigs, that manages to get his way.
Also, this demonstrates how already Napoleon secluded himself from the others, by acting narcissistic. Napoleon’s dishonesty continues to grow when he makes paradoxical laws, where the “work was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would have his rations reduced by half.” –pg 35. In Animal Farm Snowball is depicted to be a reasonably moral leader in opposition to Napoleon’s bent leadership. In Animal Farm not everything Snowball did was in the best interest of the animals. Snowball never contested that it was unfair to all the other animals besides the