Never be ignorant to the past, or you can't help yourself in the future. The first code and convention I can identify in the novel is symbolism. An example of this would be the windmill. The windmill represents the massive infrastructure construction projects and modernization initiatives that Soviet leaders instituted immediately after the Russian Revolution. In Animal Farm, the windmill also comes to symbolize the pigs' totalitarian triumph: the other animals work to build the windmill thinking it will benefit everyone, and even after it benefits only the pigs the animals continue to believe that it benefits all the animals.
Orwell’s writing makes this moment in the novel so moving, for the reader, by his use of emotive language and characterisation of the animals in relation to the Russian revolution. The allegory is able to convey the feelings of betrayal the animals felt when they realised that their reality was nothing like the utopia of animalism. Napoleon and the pigs betrayed the other animals in the novella as they went against commandments 6 and 7. Orwell wrote, at this moment in the novella, that clover accepted ‘the leadership of Napoleon’. This meant that Napoleon was above all the other animals on the farm, Napoleon was a leader; therefore, the animals had to follow what he said.
The general themes of oppression, suffering, and injustice have broad applications for those that watch the film. In the beginning of the movie, the oldest, wisest, pig on the farm, Old Major, is giving a speech to the animals encouraging them that they must overthrow the farmer, Mr. Jones, who rules the farm as a monarch. He s a cruel, alcoholic owner that is irresponsible to his animals (lets them starve), sometimes beats them, and yet sometimes is kind. In his speech, Old Major reveals his feelings about Mr. Jones implying that he is man that consumes but does not produce or give back to those that occupy the farm. A monarchy is political system in which supreme authority is given to an individual ruler who functions as the decision maker for all in the society.
After Old Major died, Napoleon changed the rules so they reflected well on him, and gave him the freedom to do what he liked, whereas he left the other animals with no food, and no time to rest and continued to make them work while he sat back and did nothing. Comparison In George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’, the majority of the animals were used to represent some of the main characters in the Russian Revolution. For example I am using Joseph Stalin. I think that Joseph Stalin was very similar to Napoleon. There are many similarities such as the actions they put forward and their characteristics.
Animal Farm Prose Analysis In the following extract from Animal Farm by George Orwell, it describes how the farm has grown richer but the riches go to the dogs and pigs. At this point in the story Napoleon has taken over Animal Farm and has become the new leader. In this passage Orwell uses propaganda, symbolism and characterization to reflect the central message that power negative influences the farm. In the passage Squealer uses elements of propaganda to convince the other animals that the pigs have a very important purpose on the farm. Through the use of obfuscation Squealer manipulates the “dumber” class of animals on the farm to believe that even though they cannot see the pigs working they are the ones that are making sure the farm is functioning.
The pigs all celebrated this wonderful victory, with a feast and mud baths. The pig nation at the feast had an idea. They believed that no nation should have to fear the wolf nation in the forest. So all the pigs came up with a plan. They gathered together a band of other pigs who had been forced off their land.
Napoleon, knowing well enough that the animals were not as educated as he was, took advantage of their stupidity. Although the animals did not intend to, it seemed as if they were assisting Napoleon in getting the power over Animal Farm. Napoleon not only used his intelligence to manipulate the animals of Animal Farm, but also used his confidence to take control over the animals. For example, “”Comrades,” he said quietly, “do you know who is responsible for this? …SNOWBALL!” he suddenly roared…This very morning we begin rebuilding the windmill, and we will build all through the winter, rain or shine…Remember, comrades, there must be no alteration in our plans: they shall be carried out to the day…” (82-83).
Animal Farm is a novel written by George Orwell, and it also was retold in the form of an animated movie. The key differences between the book and movie Animal Farm can be best exemplified through the setting, plot, characters and themes. The setting in the book Animal Farm is one that is typical to most farms. However, this farm is special, as the animals have taken on the roles of the farmer. Animal Farm is first called Manor Farm; however, the name changes after a rebellion among the animals, as they overthrow their leader Mr. Jones.
That it was only a song of the Rebellion but the Rebellion is now completed, Therefore, Beasts of English means nothing. 14. Pgs.91 – 96 Page: 94 para: 1 "Comrade Napoleon" Napoleon was clearly getting treated better than the other animals. Napoleon has convinced the other animals that he has done good things and Snowball is to be blamed for everything. Everything good happening on the farm the animals believed to be Napoleons work, and everything that was to be blamed on Snowball.
Napoleons actions as a leader are proven to be incorrect when you look at his selfishness. From the beginning of the story, when he has all the cows milk and apples gathered up so the pigs are the only ones that get to enjoy them, his intensions are seen clearly. The other animals become malnourished by the end however the pigs stay fat and healthy.