Jones, Snowball, Napoleon and Squealer _ Mr.. Jones is the owner of the Manor Para, eater to be called Animal Farm after the animals conquered the farm and chased the former owner await Snowball and Napoleon, the pigs, are the leaders of the Animal Farm until at some point in the story Napoleon gains so much power that he chases Snowball away, too. Snowball is a leader Who works for the benefit Of the farm, yet Napoleon was the exact opposite who worked for the good of him alone, taking advantage Of the less intelligent animals.
Squealer is another pig who plays the role of spreading propaganda and persuading other animals on the farm to follow Snowball and Napoleon and later only Napoleon. Personally, my favorite character is Napoleon, who plays the chief villain in this story. At first he and Snowball rule the Animal Farm side by side but later he manages to get rid of his to-ruler and convince all the animals to ‘bow down to his feet’. Even though the he only works for the good of himself I find it quite hilarious how he manages to twist around all the laws without the less intelligent animals to even get a clue what he is really up to.
The story starts of with Mr.. Jones walking back to the farm house completely drunk, showing the lack of seriousness towards his job. Once the farmer enters his house the animals gather to a secret meeting with Old Major, a wild bore, who tells the animals of his dream of a revolution against Mr.. Jones. A few days later Old Major dies, but the more intelligent animals now have a better outlook in life. Not long after, the animals start a rebellion against Mr.. Jones and Napoleon and Snowball take over the control after driving the former owner away.
The Manor Farm was changed to The Animal Farm’ and the animals set up the foundations Of What they called ‘Minimalism’. They also hang up the seven amendments the pigs invented, for the inhabitants of the animal farm to see: . Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has Wings is a friend. 3. No animal shall wear clothes. 4. No animal shall sleep in a bed. _ No animal shall drink alcohol. 5. No animal shall kill another animal. All animals are equal. Mr.. Jones tries to gain control again With an attack on his rightful property but fails.
Boxer and Snowball who fought the intruders off bravely receive medals of Honor, but Snowball Who hardly fought at all also receives one. At this point the viably between Snowball and Napoleon begins, quarreling about every decision to be made. As Snowball tries to convince the Animal Farm to build a windmill, Napoleon unleashes his guard dogs that chase Snowball away, who was never to be seen again. Now only with Napoleon as the head of the farm, he uses Squealer to spread propaganda so he stays a hero, such as saying ;Snowball was a spy of Mr..
Jones’ or ‘building the windmill was his own idea all along’. The animals start building the windmill but on one stormy night the windmill was blown over but the fault was blamed on Snowball. With this big loss the food rations were being deducted, but the pigs still seem getting fatter, To the other animals it seems quite strange when the pigs move into the farm house and sleep in beds and the 4th lava states ‘No animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets’. More often laws are being changed such as ‘No animal shall drink alcohol in excess’.
The pigs act more and more like humans, which strongly violates against the idea of Minimalism. They even start relations between neighboring farms and invite them to take a closer look at the farm, The story ends when the animals realize the 7 amendments have been shortened to ‘All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others’. The pigs dine in the farm house faith the guest farmers, leaving the other animals outside who can’t tell the difference between the pigs and the farmers.
Obviously George Orwell parodies communism in Whole, using animals to substitute different characters that play a role in communist history, such as Napoleons and Snowballs predecessor Mr.. Jones Who substitutes Czar Nicholas the second. Napoleon obviously is the substitute for Joseph Stalin and his rival Snowball who’s in the place of Leo Trotsky, who was banished from communist Russia. Old Major, the founder of ;Minimalism’ is of course Karl Marx, the founder of the communist idea.
The book was a good read because it was interesting to look at the history of communism in a complete different aspect and point of view. In whole the book was quite well written; there was always something new happening in every chapter and every happening in the book can be taken as a metaphor for a historical event. The language used in this book was easy to understand, recommend everyone to read this book at least once, since it really changes the outlook in life, not only in politics but also in general.