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Animal Farm Coursework 'Animal Farm' is a book written by George Orwell in 1943 during the time of the World War Two. He mainly wrote this story to satirise Josef Stalin who was in control of Russia at the time. 'Anima Farm' is a fable this means a story with meaning. There are three major messages in the story. The messages that George Orwell writes about relate to the Russian revolution. The three messages are 'Life is Cruel and Heartless'. ' People/Creatures are hypocritical'. The last message and probably the most important one is 'those with honesty virtues and ideals always suffer in the end'. The first message is 'Life is Cruel and Heartless'. This message relates to the animal farm because the animals work extremely hard for Mr Jones and he couldn't care less about what they feel. He wants them working all the time. Mr Jones orders them to do all this work and he doesn't take into consideration the animals feelings and needs. ...read more.


Napoleon is like Stalin here. Stalin put thousands of ordinary Russians to death who showed any opposition or gave him any problems. The Second message which is 'People/creatures are hypocritical'. This means that one thing is said but a totally different thing is done. The pigs promised things and they would enjoy their life if the pigs ruled. But it was complete opposite. Major Boar made seven rules of animalism and if they followed them they would have a good life. The three most important ones were 'No Animal Shall Sleep In A Bed' 'No Animal Shall Drink Alcohol' and the last one but most important is 'All Animals Are Equal'. In this story you get to see that the pigs are hypocritical. The pigs are starting to break the rules of animalism by sleeping in beds, drinking alcohol. So Napoleon and Squealer decide to change the rules of animalism to suite them self's. They changed 'No animals shall sleep in beds' to 'No animals shall sleep in beds with sheets'. ...read more.


You must show yourself to be a problem to the leaders or you will be killed. Boxer was another one to suffer. He was completely loyal to Napoleon. He even made these statements 'Napoleon is always right' and 'I will work harder'. Despite his loyalty and hard work he get soled to be slaughtered. Constantly animals like Boxer were promised relaxation in the end, a nice pension comfort in old age and so on. Just like Stalin promised the peasants of Russia Luxury in old age. George Orwell is trying to say once the animals become old they are no use and they would be destroyed. Just like Stalin slaughtered the peasants once they were old or difficult to feed. Orwell's message is basically people or animals in power are self cantered and without sentiment when they assume absolute power. Such powerful creatures will destroy all the good the virtues, the idealits once they have lived out there out their unselfishness. This story shows that evil dose triumphed over good sometimes and it's sad to say but it's the truth in history. Craig Mcveigh ...read more.

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