Animal Farm discussion.

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Entry 1 – In Animal Farm, the animals often depict what can be seen in modern human society.  They converse, behave and even contemplate like humans, and furthermore, they are also given a treatment that is not unknown to mortals.  Each of the creatures have a place, whether it be in production in daily farm work or in their particular little cozy spot where they settle themselves in the barn.  The way that Orwell describes many of the animals may very well be as if he is portraying figures that any person may be familiar with nowadays.  However, that also includes not minding the usage of animal terms of course.  There are those who are wise, those who are bad-tempered, fanciful, and those who simply do not care.  Clover the horse is said to be “a stout motherly mare approaching middle life, who had never quite got her figure back after her fourth foal.”  To this statement, many middle-aged women can relate to.  Another horse, Mollie, whose vanity is clearly described in being “the foolish, pretty white mare who…came mincing daintily in…and began flirting her white mane, hoping to draw attention to the red ribbons it was plaited with.”  The role of the outsider is given to Moses, “the tame raven who slept on a perch behind the back door.”  By these words, the reader can conclude that he has a certain conceitedness and believes himself to be above the other animals along with a certain aura of betrayal.  The pig, Old Major, is provided with a quiet leadership among them all.  He is respected for his old age and far-reaching ideas, and for these reasons, Major is able to convince the others to rebel.

Entry 2 – The most noticeable inequality amongst the animals must be the power of the pigs.  They put forth the resolutions, educate the others, and even convince the animals to reserve the cows’ milk and windfall apples for themselves.  Whatever disagreement that arose, the pigs will handle, and whatever task needs to be done, the pigs will tend to it.  In a way, unknowingly to the creatures, the pigs had complete control over Animal Farm.  Another inequality is the amount of work that each animal performs.  Boxer works his tail off, and “from morning to night he was pushing and pulling, always at the spot where the work was hardest.”  Mollie works to her satisfaction, which is little to none, but in comparison to the cat, who is never found when work needs to be done, it’s an overwhelming amount.  A third inequality can be found in the animals’ mental ability.  The pigs have reading and writing mastered to perfection while some others simply cannot grasp its concept.  The remembering of the Seven Commandments proves to be a challenge for many as well, and thus, it is just reduced to “Four legs good, two legs bad.”  Within the honoring of the military decorations arises a fourth inequality.  Snowball and Boxer are given “Animal Hero, First Class” brass medals for their participation in the Battle of Cowshed.  This seems unjust when all that the dead sheep receives in return is “Animal Hero, Second Class” when she gives the most precious gift of life to Animal Farm.

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Entry 3 – Ever since the beginning Napoleon and Snowball never agrees; one is hot and the other is cold.  After Snowball conjures up the plans to build the windmill, Napoleon finds himself green with envy and secretly vows to destroy his comrade.  In this way, Animal Farm is becoming a totalitarian state with Napoleon as the leader of the political party who crushes all opposition.  He secretly knows that his friend’s plans are actually quite decent, but opposes them for the fact that he is not the one who brought them forth.  When Napoleon realizes that the other ...

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