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'' A great deal of modem writing is about unhappy, evil things.'' This relates closely to the novel 'Animal Farm' by George Orwell.

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Animal Farm E.R.R '' A great deal of modem writing is about unhappy, evil things.'' This relates closely to the novel 'Animal Farm' by George Orwell. The novel is about a group of animals who rebel against their cruel and evil owners. The animals succeed and two pigs called Napoleon and Snowball run the farm. The animals all look forward to a golden future on the farm but in the end the animals end up worse off than before the rebellion. George Orwell wrote this novel to show his disillusionment towards Russia and the events that took place there. There were many evil events that took place in the novel but one of the worst ones was the way that Napoleon was treating the animals on the farm. ...read more.

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He ordered the hens rations to be stopped, and decreed that any animal giving as much as a grain of corn to a hen should bepunished by death '. I personally think that Napoleon was really cruel and nasty towards the hens, it should have been upto the hens if they wanted to give up their eggs. One of the unhappy events in the novel is when Boxer gets taken away by the horse slaughterer to get killed. Boxer is meant to represent a faithful party member. Boxer was the most hardworking and loyal animal on the farm, he did everything he was told to do. Boxer adopted a few sayings that kept him going whilst working : 'Comrade Napoleon is always right' and 'I will work harder'. The reason that Boxer was killed was because that Boxer couldn't work as harder anymore due to old age. ...read more.

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The pigs are also seen seen walking on their hind legs infront of all the animals. This breaks the commandments that the animals know and remember : ' It was a pig walking on his hind legs'. In the end i agree with the statement 'A great deal of modem writing is about unhappy, evil things'. The story basically tells us that when a rebellion takes place and is successful that people's lives may change for the better initially but it can change back just as quickly and most people will not be any better off than before the rebellion happened. In some cases the people will end up worse off than before. Overall i thought it was a good novel by George Orwell because it related closely to actual events that happened in Russia which was interesting. Ross Alcock ...read more.

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