the farm from Manor Farm to Animal Farm.The pigs learned to read and write by looking at books in the farmhouse. They also learnedmany other things. The animals had to work even harder than before. They had to harvest thefields without any tools. The animals were still happy anyway because they were free from thefarmers rule. An old donkey named Benjamin was unchanged after the rebellion. They had sort ofwhat was like council meetings. Napoleon and Snowball were most active in the debates. Theymade committees to teach the animals how to read and write. Napoleon found that two dogs,Jessie and Bluebell, gave birth to six sturdy puppies. He took them away to the barn loft where noone could reach them but him. He was going to teach them himself. The cows were milked and thepigs took the milk for themselves. They said they needed it for their brains to work properly. Theyalso said this about the ripen apples that fell. The pigs say that they need a certain thing to functionmany times throughout the novel.By the end of summer, the news about Animal Farm had spread throughout the country.Napoleon sent pigeons out to other farms in the area trying to rile them up to rebel. People aroundAnimal Farm thought it would only last a little while but when they found out their animals wereshowing signs of rebelling, they came to the decision of attacking the farm. The strike forceincluded twelve men, the former farm hands, and Mr. Jones who had a rifle. As the menapproached the animals struck and won. The attack was lead by Snowball. They raised a flag andgave awards to those who deserved it. People were beginning to realize that Animal Farm was areal threat.In the winter Mollie left and went to another farm. Snowball proposed to build a windmill. Atthe meeting where they would decide about the windmill, the animals seemed to favor Snowball.Then Napoleon stood up and yelled and the puppies he raised charged into the barn afterSnowball. Snowball ran off the farm and never came back. Napoleon was declared ruler andwhoever opposed him were attacked by the dogs. The animals toiled on and they were surprised tohear that Napoleon wanted a windmill. Squealer explained why Napoleon wanted to build awindmill and they agreed.The construction of the windmill began and there was a huge storm which knocked itdown. Napoleon blamed this on Snowball. Then all these animals came forward saying Snowballmade them do unthinkable crimes and they were killed. One of the Seven Commandments saidthat no other animal shall kill another animal. The animals were puzzled. Squealer changed thecommandment at night adding "without cause." Since the animals were not smart enough toremember, they just let it pass. Napoleon acquired the help of a human, Mr. Whymper, who sold hay, eggs, and otherthings of the sort. The neighboring farmer bought some wood but used forged bank notes. Thehumans attacked. This time they all had guns. The windmill was blown apart and there were a lot ofcasualties. Even though the animals were told they won by their leaders, they new they lost.A couple years later, Boxer was coming of age and was going to retire. He was workingand he broke his leg. Napoleon called a "vet" but it was a man from the slaughter house. One ofthe smart dogs saw what the truck had written on it's side. Squealer again made an excuse andthey believed it. Meanwhile, the pigs were breaking more commandments. They changed thecommandment at night when they broke one. They started wearing clothes, sleeping in beds, anddrinking alcohol. All of these acts were forbidden in the commandments.One day some farmers from neighboring farms came to Animal farm and had a dinner.They made a toast to Animal Farm and then played poker. The animals outside peered inside towatch. Just then Napoleon and another farmer played the same card and started fighting. Then theanimals looked from pig to man and could not tell the difference. Protagonist: I think this book had many protagonists. One protagonist was Snowball. He was anhonest character who cared about the animals' best interest. Antagonist: I think the antagonist in this book was Napoleon. Napoleon exploited the animals tobenefit himself. He changed the laws many times to make his life more comfortable while the otheranimals had to do hard work. Theme: I think the author is trying to tell the reader that communism doesn't work. This was writtenas an antiwar book according to the introduction. Another clue that the book is about communism ishow the pigs called the animals "comrades". I think the pigs symbolized revolutionary communistleaders such as Marx, Lenin, and Stalin.