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Animal Farm - ReviewThe story takes place on a farm somewhere in England. The story is told in the third person. The main story begins when the oldest

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Animal Farm - Review The story takes place on a farm somewhere in England. The story is told in the third person. The main story begins when the oldest pig on the farm, Old Major, calls all animals to a secret meeting. He tells them about his dream of a revolution against the cruel Mr Jones. Three days later, Old Major dies, but the speech gives the more intelligent animals a new outlook on life. The pigs, who are considered the most intelligent animals, instruct the other ones. During the period of preparation two pigs distinguish themselves, Napoleon and Snowball. Napoleon is big, and although he isn't a good speaker. Snowball is a good speaker, he has a lot of ideas and he is very clear. Together with another pig called Squealer, who is a very good speaker, they work out the theory of "Animalism". The rebellion starts a few months later, when Mr Jones comes home drunk one night and forgets to feed the animals. ...read more.


These commandments are summed up in the phrase: "Four legs good, two legs bad". After some time, Mr. Jones comes back with some other men from the village to attempt to recapture the farm. The animals fight bravely, and they manage to defend the farm. Snowball and Boxer receive medals of honour for defending the farm so bravely. Also Napoleon, who had not fought at all, takes a medal. When Snowball presents his idea to build a windmill, to produce electricity for the other animals, Napoleon calls nine strong dogs. The dogs drive Snowball from the farm, and Napoleon explains that Snowball was in fact co-operating with Mr Jones. He also explains that Snowball in reality never had a medal of honour, but that Snowball was always trying to cover up that he was fighting on the side of Mr Jones. The animals then begin building the windmill, and as time passes the working-time goes up, whereas the food rations decline. ...read more.


The rebuilding of the mill takes two years. Mr. Jones attacks the farm again, and although the animals defend it, the windmill is once again destroyed after Mr. Jones uses blast powder to blow it up. The pigs decide to rebuild the mill again, and they cut down the food rations to a minimum. One day Boxer runs out of strength. He is sold to a butcher, but Napoleon tells the pigs that Boxer has been brought to a hospital where he has died. Three years later, the mill is finally completed. During this time Napoleon betters the relations with the neighbouring farm, and one day Napoleon even invites the owners of this farm for an inspection. They sit inside the farmhouse and discuss the efficiency of his farm, where the animals work very hard with a minimum of food. During this celebration, all the other animals meet at the window of the farm, and when they look inside they can't tell which is which, between man and animal. ?? ?? ?? ?? Matthew Clark 10W ...read more.

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