Animal Farm. Consider the Importance of the Beginning of the Work as a Whole.

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‘Animal Farm’ written by George Orwell is a novel where George uses the technique of allegory to demonstrate a series of events that took place during the Russian Revolution in 1917. These events are compared to events that take place in a farm, such as events that arise when the animals in the farm go against Mr Jones, the owner and operator of the farm, and events that arise due to conflicts within the animals. The start of this novel serves as the start of a circle, because of which it is easy to foreshadow how the book will end. Basically via the use of Animalism, George shows how those that revolt eventually turn into a similar rule as the one they were rebelling against, and so the cycle of oppression goes on. The description of Mr Jones’s activities in the first paragraph foreshadows the activities that the pigs indulge in later in the book. The hobbies of the pigs turn out to be a replica of the hobbies of Mr Jones. The pigs start drinking once they take control of the farm, they too start sleep in beds instead of their sheds, and they too start to use utensils to eat just like humans. At the end of the book, it can be seen that there is absolutely no difference between the pigs and the humans. It is only the ownership of the farm that has changed hands, the situation remains the same for the other animals, if not worse. This demonstrates how the circle continues and also puts emphasis on George’s use of allegory. As the book progresses, the animals (pigs) become from being nothing like humans to being more and more like humans till there is absolutely no difference between them at all. In this section of the book, Old Major has a dream which he presents to the other animals in the farm. His dream presents the idea of utopia where he encourages the animals to rebel against Mr Jones as supposedly by doing so the animals will lead a better life and in

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