Animal Farm: Summary and Analysis

Animal Farm: Summary and Analysis

Animal Farm starts with Mr. Jones, the owner of Manor Farm, drunkenly heading to bed. The animals gather for a meeting to hear Old Major, the prize boar, who tells them about how the humans exploit the farm animals and how they can get rid of their oppressors through a rebellion. Major tells the animals that "all animals are equal" and the humans are their enemy.
Old Major dies soon and the animals are now tutored in the basics of rebellion by three smart pigs, Napoleon, Snowball and Squealer. The rebellion breaks out unexpectedly when Mr. Jones neglects to feed the animals and they break into a store shed to get food. As they are caught and whipped ...

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sees little merit in the suggestions. The animals gradually discover that the choicest food such as milk and apples is reserved for the pigs under the justification that the leaders need better food for their brain.
As the news of the rebellion spreads, animals on other farms get emboldened and start disobeying their human masters. The humans, led by Mr. Jones, attach the animal farm in an attempt to recapture it. The animals repulse the attack during which Snowball is injured and a sheep dies. Snowball is awarded medal first class; the martyred sheep gets a 2nd class medal.
Differences between Napoleon and Snowball become more pronounced over Snowball's suggestion for building a windmill. When the animals gather to vote on the idea, Napoleon unleashes his vicious dogs on Snowball who is chased out of the farm. Napoleon takes over the sole leadership of the farm; announces the supremacy of pigs and bans all dissent. Squealer, as Napoleon's spokes-animal, justifies the ...

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