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Animal Farm

George Orwell
Main Characters:
Protagonist: The protagonist of my story was Napoleon the pig. When the story stareds out, it appeared that Napoleon might be the antagonist, but as the story unfolded, he was revealed as the protagonist. Napoleon was a very smart pig and shows this by leading the animals to victories over humans and by managing time and working the animals efficiently.

Antagonists: There were two main antagonists to Napoleon. The first one was Jones. Jones was the owner of the farm before the animals took it over. He was very cruel to Napoleon and the other animals and he often underfed them. The second antagonist of this story was Snowball the pig. Snowball and Napoleon had opposite ideas on everything. Snowball acted like he was the good guy (or pig in this case) until the time that the animals supposedly found secret documents that said that Snowball was incohutes with Jones. Snowball also spread a lot of lies around about Napoleon.

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Events in Summary:
What happened first: The first thing that happened in my book Animal Farm was that the animals over took the Manor Farm. The “revolution,” as they called it, was achieved with great ease. Jones had gotten so drunk at a bar that he did not get home until noon and then went to sleep until late that evening. The animal had gone unfed that whole day. Then one of the cows could not stand it any more and broke the door to the store-shed. She and the rest of the cows started eating the feed in the shed. This commotion awoke Jones, and he and his farm hands came at the cows with whips. The other animals then began the attack by butting and kicking the men. Jones and his men then retreated and the animals had won the Manor Farm.

What happened next: The next thing that happened in this book was that Snowball was chased out of Animal Farm, formerly Manor Farm. On every decision there was to be made, Snowball and Napoleon had totally opposite opinions. The animals decided that there needed to be one leader of the whole farm. There needed to be an election. Before the actual election, both pigs had a chance to speak. The vote was dead even until Snowball gave his speech. On Napoleon’s turn, he let out a very strange squeal and nine huge dogs tried to put a “hit,” as the mob calls it, on Snowball, but he just barely escaped, never to be seen again.

What happened Last: The last thing that happened in my book was that the pigs basically morphed into humans. Over the next few years after the Snowball fiasco, the pigs slowly changed. First they stopped working on the farm and started supervising the work. Second, they moved into the farm house and slept on beds. Third, they started talking to the humans and conducting business with them. Fourth, they started wearing human clothes. Finally, they started walking on two legs instead of four. When standing side-by-side, most of the animals on the farm could not tell the difference between a human and a pig.

Theme: the theme of my book is possibly all animals are equal no matter what their rank on the food chain.

Symbols: Snowball and Jones=evil, bad Napoleon=good Squealer=interpreter, a go-between
Evaluation: I did not really enjoy this book. The reason is mainly because it was really hard to believe. I do not really like books that are “way-out-there,” if you know what I mean. If you really like books that take you away to a very far away place, then you would really enjoy it. Even though I did not like the book, I thought it was written very well.

Animal Farm

Animal farm By. George Orwell Characters: The main characters in Animal Farm were Napoleon, Snowball, Boxer, Clover, Jones, and Squealer. Most of the main characters are animals, excluding the only human, Jones. Jones was the owner of Manor Farm. He was constantly drunk. His physical appearance wasnt really described in the novel, but I picture Jones as a tall, slim fellow.

He might have a slight pouch (possibly due to his alcohol addiction). He really doesnt seem to care about his animals, and continually continues to abuse them. He thinks its the end of the world whenever something goes wrong. Napoleon is the bad pig of the story. He was a rather large Buckshire boar .He wasnt much of a talker, but had a reputation for getting his way.

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He is very selfish, and most of thee time could care less about the others. Many of the other animals were afraid of him. Napoleon knew he had control of the other animals because of this reason. Snowball was a more viscous pig than Napoleon. He was quicker in speech, but was not considered to have the same depth of character. Squealer was the best known out of all the pigs with round cheeks, twinkling eyes, nimble movements and a shrill voice. He was a brilliant talker.

When he was arguing he had a way of skipping from side to side and whisking his tail which was somehow very persuasive. The other animals said that he could turn black into white. Boxer is an enormous beast. Nearly eighteen hands high, and as strong as two ordinary horses put together. A whit strip down his nose gave him a stupid appearance, and a fact he wasnt a first-rate intelligence, but he was universally respected for his steadiness of character and tremendous powers of work. Clover was a stout motherly mare approaching middle life.

She never quite got he figure back after having her forth foul. She was very smart and still beautiful. Story Tone: The tone of the story was different in every chapter. In some chapters animals were killed or slaughtered by their own kind. Many chapters were brief and boring. My favorite tone is when they go on rampage against the original owners.

Thats only because those parts are really exciting. The overall tone of the story is medium. Some parts are exciting and there are some slow and boring parts along with it. Setting: The setting is the most important part. The animals are all fighting for the setting. The want the farm dont they? It wasnt a backround to the plot though.

The farmhouses and the barns and storage areas all add up to parts of the story coming out of their hiding places. It sort of opens up other parts of the novel. The Plot: After the old Mayer died the animals planned a rebellion against the humans, partly because of Joness drinking problem. They thought they could take care of them selves with the knowledge of the pigs. Napoleon soon started to control the animals with the power of his looks and with his nine snarling dogs. He soon started to take whole farm over.

Then they named it animal farm. They believed in the saying, Four legs good, two legs bad. Before long the animals soon realized that the pigs werent any different then the humans. They were secretly talking and making friends with the humans. The pigs broke the rules and regulations.

At the end the pigs joined powers with their prime enemies, humans. You could no longer tell pig from man. Life was worst than before with Jones. Theme: The theme of the novel is you can think that you have it bad until you decide a new way out. That way can lead to a worst life and you can be stuck there thinking of how much better your life had been before.

People or animals wont be who you think they are anymore. Your best friend could be you worst enemy the minute you leave the room. The point is you should leave your life they way it is. Wait for it to get better. My Opinion: My personal opinion of this novel was that it was great. You can just get a kick of some of the things the animals say and do. Its interesting to think what if this could really happen.

Animals could use money or talk on the phone. I would make it with more disagreements, and have more animals stand up for them selves.


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