Animal Farm How does Orwell convince us that Animal Farm is really about human beings rather than animals? Animal Farm is a book which is really about human beings rather than animals. From the book you can find that different animals represent different kinds of human being, like Benjamin, Napoleon, Snowball and other animals. Also the book is like human politics and roughly the book is about Russian Revolution which happened in early 20th century. From the book different kinds of animals equal different kinds of human beings. Snowball, is a leader whose plans and projects were targeting to improve the quality of Animal Farm. He can represent some leaders who are having plans and good ideas for the benefit of their society. For example, from the book Snowball was having a plan of building the windmill, for the benefits of the farm and all animals. Napoleon is a dictator, who was very selfish and only cares about himself and not other animals. He represents some leaders who misuse their power for their own interest. For example, from the book of Animal Farm he used to execute all who confessed when they go against his leadership. Boxer is a hard working horse who worked hard for the benefits of the farm and all animals. He represents working class people who are working hard for the benefits of their country or society. For example, Boxer was waking up earlier than any
Animal Farm by George Orwell1 G eorge Orwell's Animal Farm is a satire? on the Russian revolution, and therefore the novel is full of symbolism. Orwell associates certain real characters with the characters of the book. For example snowball, who portrays Leon Trotsky and Napoleon who portrays Joseph, represent the two leaders of the revolution. Orwell uses the pigs to surround and support Napoleon. They symbolise the communist party loyalists and the friends of Stalin, as well as perhaps the Duma, or Russian parliament. The pigs, unlike other animals, live in luxury and enjoy the benefits of the society they help to control. Orwell, who criticised Marx's over-simplified view of a socialist, "utopian" society, expresses the inequality and true hypocrisy of communism here. Obviously George Orwell doesn't believe such a society can exist. Toward the end of the book, George Orwell emphasises, "Somehow it seemed as though the farm had grown richer without making the animals themselves any richer except, of course, the pigs and the dogs." Orwell very cleverly uses the name Boxer as a metaphor for the Boxer Rebellion in China in the early twentieth century. It was this rebellion which signalled the beginning of communism in red China. This communism, much like the distorted Stalin view of socialism, is still present today in the oppressive social government in China. Boxer and
Animal Farm Essay George Orwell (Eric Blair) expressed in this novel a complete system of thought, where Major's ideals change and become yet another stage in revolutionary activity. The whole story is an allegory of the Russian Revolution, and this must of meant something to the author otherwise he wouldn't of wrote it with so much relevance. I think that he wanted to tell everyone in a subtle background way that things are better left as they are, and that absolute power corrupts absolutely. Old Major, an old knowledgeable boar on the farm begins by supposedly dreaming about the perfect utopia for animals, with no humans where animals are free and provide for themselves. He expresses this to the other animals, and the farm turns into a wave of thought and thinking. Major does not go into the dream in detail, and to avoid any objection breaks into the song, 'Beasts of England' (this suggests that there was actually no dream just a thought that Major had). He explains to the rest of the farm that Man is the only real enemy and that all animals are equal, this is stated when he says, 'All men are enemies, all animals are comrades.' Old Major died three nights later, and his ideals were put into actions by the pigs on the farm. Napoleon and Snowball saw these ideals as an opportunity to gradually come to power (although Snowball is eventually driven out by Napoleon).
ANIMAL RIGHTS Some people believe that keeping animals in laboratories maybe justified when, for example, experiments on them stop suffering or disease in humans. However, I believe that animal testing is a cruel and inhumane way of discovering new medicines. I believe that there are quicker, more efficient ways of finding cures for humans, and that animal experimentation should be banned. Today, there are laws in many countries to reduce the suffering of animals in all types of experimentation in laboratories. I believe this is not enough! I think that animals should not be used in any type of experimentation, especially those used for beauty products. There are now a number of corporations that produce their products without the use of animal testing, for example, the body shop, although there is still a larger proportion of tested products than there are non tested products. For those who believe that animals that are kept in cages is justifiable, when for example they help protect humans from disease, should be aware that experiments, in the past, involving animals has given dangerously misleading results. In June 1989 a patient suffering from Cholera was given a new course of anti-biotics, which had been tested on animals but not on humans, was nearly killed because the drug reacted with an acid in the stomach producing deadly bacteria. The acid, which caused this, was
Nineteen Eighty-Four Essay George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, is situated in Oceania which is controlled by Big Brother who is the leader of the Party. It is a totalitarian state where thoughts are illegal. Winston is the main character of the book and despises the Party completely. He soon falls in love with Julia who also hates the Party. But will their hatred against the society they reside in be strong enough to abolish the totalitarian system in Oceania? These two characters contradict each other in several different ways such as they are complete opposites in appearance, they have contrastive thoughts, and they revolt against Big Brother extremely differently. The first item we can note effortlessly when we read the novel is the physical difference between Winston and Julia. In the first chapter we have a vivid description of Winston when enters the Victory Mansions. "The flat was seven flights up, and Winston, who was thirty-nine and had varicose ulcer above his right ankle, went slowly, resting several times on the way" (Page 3). From this fragment we can conclude that he seems to have health problems, we also learn about his age. Later on we also receive the knowledge that he has a constant cough, he has a thin body and is frail. The obvious differences between Winston and Julia are that Julia is young, energetic, healthy, beautiful and confident. After the
Catherine Birkbeck 11s Nineteen Eighty-Four What is the name of your book? The name of the book is 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' Who is the author of your book? The author of 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' is George Orwell. Can you give some information about '1984'? Nineteen Eighty-Four is the terrifying prophecy for mankind through a scientifically proven servile state and the extermination of political freedom by thought crime and an ideologically basic language of Newspeak in which thoughtcrime is death. 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' is the year in which it happens. The world is divided into three great powers Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia. Each of these powers is at war with the other. Oceania is principally the combination of the Americas and the British Empire. Throughout Oceania, 'The Party' rules by the agency of four ministries, whose power is absolute. The Ministry of Peace which deals with war, the Ministry of Love which deals with Law and Order, the Ministry of Plenty which deals with scarcities, and the Ministry of Truth which deals with propaganda. These authorities keep a check on every action, word, gesture or thought through the use of telescreens and microphones. These record every movement and sound, which is later scrutinised by the Ministry of Love. The indoctrination of Oceania's citizens has been the result of fifty or more years of propaganda, which is very similar
Essay on Animal Farm (By George Orwell) Introduction: George Orwell, author of Animal Farm, extracted events from the Russian Revolution and wrote this great novel. This book is based on the Russian Revolution itself. Many characters in the novel represent certain people who took a major role in the Russian Revolution. For example, Napoleon represents Joseph Stalin, He tried to build the new society, but later in the book he got carried away with his greed and selfishness. Old Major has a dream in the fable, that all animals would have a better life, better future, where there was a society of equality and freedom for the animals. Old Major organises a meeting and tells the animals about this bizarre dream, and plans to make it come true. All the animals agree with enthusiasm and have full potential to go ahead it. In this essay, I will try and explain how George Orwell connects the Russian Revolution to the novel-Animal Farm. I will also explain, the moral behind the story and what the author is trying to say to the readers when writing this book. In my opinion, one important event in the Russian Revolution which stood out to me and shocked me was when many ideas came from Karl Marx, a German economist, whose major work Das Capital proposed a society in which all people would be free and equal. Marx died in 1883 and never saw the revolution he had inspired. George
What is the truth? How can we define truth when we don't even know the interpretations of what truth is? What I found very interesting was this quote "Half of a truth is not the Truth". I believe that when we tell the truth we never tell 100% of the truth. We might be embarrassed about the whole truth or maybe we just don't want to tell how we handled the situation so we remove our part or change our part from the truth. Telling the truth is hard, we never know how the opposite side will react on the truth. It makes us insecure to tell the truth, we don't want to be in a position where we can be questioned. And do we really want to hear the truth, as Jack Nicholson said in the movie A Few Good Men " Can you handle the truth" Can we really handle the truth, do we want to know the truth? Sometimes we do even though the truth can be hurtful. For me telling the truth is quite simple when I know for certain that it's the truth I'm telling and not something I've heard from another person. Ex. Once one of my friends told me about this really cute guy she had met, how wonderful he is etc. And another friend also came to me and told me about this new guy she had met, I knew the name of the guy because my first friend told me, so I asked my other friend and she told me the same name. Then I knew that the guy was the same, so I told my friends about the situation. Because I knew for