Shekhar Shastri Text Response "Animal Farm is an allegory about the disasters that arise from revolution. Do you agree?" George Orwell's, political satire 'Animal Farm' is undoubtedly an allegorical tale about the disasters that arise from revolution. Through the events that take place on the farm, we see the animals experience these disasters as their lives are dictated by their leader and they fall victim to the consequences of their own uprising against their abusive master, Farmer Jones. However, it is also a tale about corruption and the terrible ramifications that results from communism and a story that runs parallel to the Russian Revolution. The novel traces the revolt of the animals which is initiated by their leader, Old Major when he gives rousing a speech declaring "misery and slavery" because the animals are being exploited by their human masters. As the animal-driven farm develops, we see the establishment of a social order known as 'Animalism'. However as the story progresses the farm begins to adopt the human way of operation by a political system, run by the pigs, and their tyrannical leader Napoleon. Perhaps the greatest disaster that arises from the animal's rebellion is the fact that they end up in a worse situation, under the control of Farmer Jones than that Napoleon. After the revolution, Napoleon, the imposing dictator, controls them through fear
"Animal Farm" By George Orwell "Animal Farm" is a famous novel written by George Orwell after the Second World War. The novel was controversial at the time it was written as characters in the book represent important figures in the Russian revolution. The story is about rebellious and ill-treated animals overthrowing Manor Farm but failing to cooperate fully and continuing to run the farm on there own. There are many events that lead the downfall of their farm and these events become more and more clear as the novel progresses. Firstly, the rebellion fails due to the lack of realism in the speech that Old Major gives the farm. He speaks of a day when there are no human beings and animals run their own farms and provide their own food. During his speech of equality and freedom a dog attempted to kill a rat and the barn was divided into separate groups, each group containing a different species of animal. Furthermore, the cat votes on both sides to decide if rats are 'Comrades'. This shows that even that early on in the rebellion animals were being selfish. His speech is to idealistic although the animals do not realise this at the time. Nevertheless the animals set to work and begin to plan a rebellion to overthrow the farm and become free of arduous labour. The education and learning techniques on the farm is also a major factor in the failure of the
"Animal Rights, Human Wrongs" vs. "The Damned Humans Race" Baraka Star Williams English 102-01 Dr. Ngwang August 1, 2005 "Animal Rights, Human Wrongs" vs. "The Damned Human Race" "Animal Rights, Human Wrongs" by Tom Regan and "The Damned Human Race" by Mark Twain are more similar than different. Both of the authors are informing the readers about the mentality of some human beings in regard to animals. One of the authors, Tom Regan provides several examples of the tactics man uses to harm animals. Mark Twain's method compares so called lower animal to the human being. In both stories, the way that man treats animals is injustice. Tom Regan tells how human beings have developed a more advance technology that will kill a whale in the matter of minutes. When the whale is captured, he fights and struggles with the crew men until his death. The whale is used for things as small as candle wax, perfume, soap, oil, pet food, margarine, and fertilizer. The rest of the remains are disregarded. An innocent animal is killed to provide man with unnecessary products. Similar to the whale, Mark Twain discovered a case when buffalos where hunted and wasted. Some hunters organized a buffalo hunt to eat and for entertainment. The hunter slaughters seventy- two buffalos; however only one buffalo was eaten, and the others were left to decay. Once again a group of animals was killed for
"Describe the Personalities of 3 characters in animal farm and explain how Orwell uses the fictional characters to criticise different types of human beings."
"Describe the Personalities of 3 characters in animal farm and explain how Orwell uses the fictional characters to criticise different types of human beings." Introduction In my essay I will relate to the 3 characters that I have chosen from George Orwell's Animal Farm. The 3 characters that I a have chosen are Napoleon, Squealer and Boxer. These characters are all related to the Russian generals during the communist actions. I will give details and information about the characters to identify them and explain all about them and their actions, then I will find quotations for each character to see how they relate to human beings and Russian generals to see how they relate to different types of human beings and Russian generals from the revolution of 1917. Napoleon Napoleon is a large fierce-looking Berkshire Boar, the only Berkshire on the farm. He has an ongoing reputation for getting his own way because of his fierce nature and short temper. Napoleon is very much associated with Joseph (the leader of the Soviet Union, backed by the KGB), as he becomes more and more selfish, brutal and dictatorial. Like Stalin, Napoleon is a dictator. Dictators have to start their Political careers somewhere and then they have to rise to power and stay in power, using force if necessary, without care for any individual. Napoleon begins by being a part of the Pig Elite; he then gathers a
How does Old Major's speech create both the energy and focus for a rebellion, and the seeds of failure of the utopian dream?
Q4: How does Old Major's speech create both the energy and focus for a rebellion, and the seeds of failure of the utopian dream? Old Major was a well-respected figure in the farm before he passed away. As the father of 400 odd pigs in the farm and a prize Middle While boar boosted his reputation and won the respect from other animals. Therefore, he could drive any ideas into the animals with much ease and few obstacles, unlike Snowball and Napoleon later in the story, when the two prominent powers were in control. Also, Old Major is an eloquent speaker with mastery over various speaking tactics, for example, employing rhetorical questions to emphasize his stand; appealing to emotions by referring to how Clover's new-born babies were taken away; and inspiring fear by his mention of how man would dispose of Boxer when he no longer had any use. Of course, as the story progresses, we saw how ironic and prophetic his words were when Napoleon sent Boxer to the knackers. Besides his dazzling display of oratory, his charisma was another factor that helped him to rouse the excitement, joy, rage and hatred of the animals. The way George Orwell conveyed the event was through personification, when the animals seemed to possess human feeling to sense these emotions. His idea of "animalism" promises to break the vicious cycle of man's control and lead to a Utopian road for the animals
What do you think of the pigs in the novel? Orwell makes it clear from the start that the pigs are supposed to represent something and his casual language makes the novel very clear and it is easy to understand. The novels' main focus is the pigs and how they use the death of Old Major and the Rebellion to manipulate and control Animal farm. I think Old Major gives the impression of a very important figure and respected animal at the start of the book, he represents Karl Marx who inspired the idea of the revolt in Russia. The other pigs that played a big role in the novel were similar to the people who wanted to be in the"inner circle" and would encourage Stalin's ways or use propaganda. Snowball who represents Trotsky who had good intentions for the rebellion and wanted "Permanent Revolution". Napoleon shows the character of Stalin, who used the rebellion to manipulate the people of Russia. At the time Stalin sat back and then turned the people of Russia against Trotsky which is mirrored in Animal Farm. The pigs rise to power was very quick as they jumped to the chance to control the farm and Old Major was very respected, so they took it upon themselves to enforce his rules. The pigs were very intelligent and knew they had to organize and make plans for the Rebellion to succeed. In the book it says "The work of teaching and organizing the others fell naturally upon the
Why Did George Orwell Write Animal Farm? Before I can answer the question - 'Why did George Orwell write animal farm,' I must explain some of the history from the time George Orwell lived in. The novel - 'Animal Farm' is based upon reality. Although there is no actual reference, it is easy to see that the book is based upon the Russian Revolution. The story of the Russian Revolution is told as an animal fable. There are several different reasons why George Orwell has chosen to write the book in this way. Here I will outline three of the main reasons. The first reason is to simplify human behaviour and events, which can become complicated when told as reality. The second reason is to allow us, the reader, to stand back from the story, and understand easier, the actions of the animals. The third and final reason that I am going to outline is to express that although the animal world is unlike our world, it is also very much the same. This statement may be seen as a contradiction, but if you look into the story in more depth, you can see that the behaviour of the animals, especially the pigs, is similar to that of the human race. By describing the Russian Revolution as an animal fable, George Orwell is able to demonstrate how changes that seem good at first, can also turn bad. The novel - 'Animal Farm' shows these changes, when the animals decide to dismiss their current
Old Major's speech was directed to the animals. It was about over throwing the man and the animals should take over. It was all a rebellion. In this short essay I will describe the persuasive techniques used by Old Major to persuade his fellow animals to follow his dreams. I will include quotes and other important features used by Orwell. The main part of his speech is on his dream. Old Major the 'Middle White Boar' chooses the place and the time to make his speech very carefully. From this we can infer that he has taken his time to analyse successful techniques employed by other famous speakers from the past. In addition Old Major has a title and that is he was a prize to Mr. Jones. Also his appearance was revealing. He had a benevolent appearance and his tushes where never cut. Orwell describes how well Old Major had positioned himself on 'a sort of raised platform.' He did this in order to give the speaker (Old Major) prominence, to make him look bigger and more important so that the farmyard animals would believe he was a person who should be listened to with respect. Another important feature to do with persuasion was that Orwell states Old Major was 'ensconced on his bed of straw, under a lantern which hung from a beam.' This means that Old Major was in the light and the audience was in the dark. Additionally he was more comfortable than the rest
984 vs Brave New World Undoubtedly, the thought of living in, or forming a utopian society has flashed through nearly every person's mind. A few people have even tried to make this ideal dream society a reality. Unfortunately, within the pursuit of these societies the leaders become corrupt and begin to become paranoid with the fear of rebellion. Hundreds of people were murdered during the reigns of Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin in what they considered measures to maintain peace and stability within their respective "perfect" society. One must also consider the hardships that the citizens were forced to endure while living under these oppressive governments. This dream of forming and maintaining a utopian society was immortalized in two novels dealing with the same basic ideas, 1984 by George Orwell and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Both of these novels deal with the lives of main characters that inadvertently become subversives in a totalitarian government. These two books differ greatly however with the manner in which the government controls the population and the strictness of the measures taken to maintain this stability. This essay with compare and contrast the message and tone of each novel as well as consider whether the utopia is a positive or negative one. In 1984, George Orwell explores the many facets of a negative utopia. Orwell seems to focus on the
The 3 Size Challenged Pigs Once, there were three size challenged pigs, of different nationalities, who lived together in mutual respect and in harmony with their environment. Using resources that were native to the area, Mr Australia built his house out of straw, Mr France built his out of sticks, and Mr America built his out of clay that was shaped into bricks and baked in a small energy-efficient oven. When their work was completed, and they were satisfied with their efforts, the three height impaired pigs settled down to live in peaceful autonomy. Little did they know that their ambitions would soon be shattered! One day, along came a niceness-deprived wolf with expansionist ideas. He saw the pigs and grew hungry, in both a physical and ideological sense. When the pigs saw the wolf, they ran to Mr Australia's house of straw and huddled in the corner. The wolf ran up to the house and banged on the door, shouting, "Vertically challenged pigs, let me in!" The pigs replied, "Your shock tactics hold no fear for pigs defending their homes and culture!" But the wolf was not the type to be denied what he believed to be his obvious destiny, so he huffed and puffed and blew down the Australian pig's house of straw. The pigs, shocked at the wolf's ability to blow down a house in a single breathe, ran for the house of sticks belonging to Mr France. Along came the wolf and