They destroyed everything that was used by Mr. Jones to torture them and changed the farm’s name from Manor Farm to Animal Farm. Led by Snowball, together the animals fought fiercely for the “Battle of the Cowshed” which caused the lost of a dog leaving her nine puppies motherless. Napoleon took advantage of the situation by raising and training the nine puppies secretly. His hatred towards Snowball finally showed obviously when he commanded his nine young dogs to chase Snowball away during his speech on the implementation of the windmill. Then, he declared himself as the new leader of the Animal Farm after Snowball had gone.
There is some immediate conflict between two pigs, Napoleon and Snowball. For a while they work together to help liberate the farm, but soon napoleon starts behaving rather oddly doing things like: drinking the milk which the animals had gathered and stealing away bluebell and Jessie’s puppies for himself. He manages to turn all of the other animals on snowball and takes control of the farm himself. He ‘alters’ the seven commandments and by the end you cannot tell the difference between the humans and the animals. The entire book is an allegory for the Russian revolution; he uses small metaphors to symbolize some of the things which happened during the Russian revolution.
The rebellion itself is led by two pigs, Napoleon and Snowball who are inspired by Old Major, the old pig. However, because Napoleon does not like Snowball, he makes a plan to put Snowball away from the farm. According to Orwell, this story has a reflection of Russian Revolution of 1917. Some of the characters in the story are believed to be a representatives of certain famous or infamous people. Moreover, this story has been adapted to be a movie.
Ralph is used as a leader. Boys decide to make a signal fire on the top of the mountain, it gets out of control and a big part of the forest is set on fire. Some of the boys are sure there is a beast on the island (younger mostly). Time passes and the boys lose a ship (they neglected a signal fire hunting down a pig, Jack was the one to blame). The next day the assembly was called, Jack wants to take control of the group but Ralph wins.
After Old Major had said that no animal should ever kill another, three rats join the rest of the animals, prompting the three dogs to attack them, showing that even before it started, Animalism had no chance to work. Three days after the speech he died in his sleep, the animals remain unfed and rebellion is stirred, Jones is expelled from Manor Farm. Directly after the Rebellion the animals, led by Napoleon, make a round of the farm to insure that there are no more humans on the farm. When the inspection is completed the animals are given double rations, once again, by Napoleon. In Chapter Two it can be seen in those mere moments after the Rebellion Napoleon has already assumed the position of leader, not yet breaking any of the laws set by Old Major.
THE ALLEGORY BEHIND ANIMAL FARM Animal Farm is an allegorical novella, written by social critic and author George Orwell. Written in 1945, during the heyday of Josef Stalin’s totalitarian Communist regime, the entire novel is Orwell’s commentary on the flaws of Communism. The book, set in a farm in England, describes the suppression of the animals of the farm under it’s ruthless human owner, Farmer Jones. After an inspiring speech given by one of the older animals, a Pig named Major, the animals spontaneously revolt against Farmer Jones, and drive him out of the farm. The animals take control of the Farm, naming it Animal Farm.
This is what happened in Russia in the early 1900’s. This is what happened in Animal Farm by George Orwell. John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton said it best, “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.” In Animal Farm, the animals, representing Russia’s people, were upset with the management of the farm. They were eating only enough to stay alive, so they finally had a breakthrough and Rebelled against the humans on the farm, representing the Royal Family in Russia. When the pigs came into power they had seven commandments by which all of the animals need to live.
A big bad wolf saw the two little pigs while they danced and played and thought, “What juicy tender meals they will make!” He chased the two pigs but they ran and hid in their houses. So the big bad wolf went to the first house made out of straw, and within a minute of huffing and puffing he blew the house down. The frightened little pig ran to the second pig’s house that was made of sticks. The big bad wolf then came to that house and huffed and puffed and blew the house down in hardly any time. Now, the two little pigs were terrified and ran to the third pig’s house that was made of bricks.
The wolf fails to blow down the house. He then attempts to trick the pig out of the house by asking to meet him at various places, but he is outwitted each time. Finally, the wolf resolves to come down the chimney, whereupon the pig catches the wolf in acauldron of boiling water, slams the lid on, then cooks and eats him. In another version the first and second little pigs run to their brother's house and after the wolf goes down the chimney he runs away and never goes back to eat the three little pigs, who all survive. The story uses the literary rule of three, expressed in this case as a "contrasting three", as the third pig's brick house turns out to be the only one which is adequate to withstand the wolf.