Sunday, May 10, 2009

Animal Farm.

No one wants to feel left out, over-worked, or used. Everyone wants to be equal to their peers. But what happens when equality is not enough? When someone decides they are better than their brothers?

Animal Farm, by George Orwell is a perfect example of that.

Preceding his death, Old Major (a highly respected, extremely wise pig) started a revolution concerning every animal living on Manor Farm. These animals overthrew the farm's cruel owner, Mr. Jones, and began running the farm on their own, under the name Animal Farm.

When the revolution had first taken place, the animals were happier than they could have ever imagined. But as time passed, the pigs began taking over. Since they were smarter than the other animals, the pigs could easily decieve the less intelligent beasts.

A pig named Napoleon declared himself leader of all the animals, with the help of nine dogs he had trained from birth. Parallel to Joseph Stalin and the communist revolution in Russia, the citizens soon became wary of Napoleon.

Any animal brave enough to speak ill of/rebel against Napoleon's rule could expect to be brutally slaughtered. The animals were no longer content with Animal Farm. They then realized that under the rule of Napoleon and the other pigs, their life was far worse than anything they had ever experienced when Mr. Jones was around.

No comments: