Student ID: I10006001
Lecturer: Mr. Steven
Course Code: MPW 1153
Title: Assignment 2 (Animal Farm)
Animal Farm (Writing Assignment)
In ANIMAL FARM, Orwell shows how both the leaders and the followers in a society can act in ways that destroy freedom and equality. Choose one leader and one follower from the novel and explain how the behavior of each contributes to the loss of freedom and equality on Animal Farm. ‘Animal Farm’ was written by George Orwell. The story begins when Old major, the oldest and wisest animal in the farm, gathers the animals of the Manor Farm for a meeting in the big barn. Old major proposes a solution to the animals’ desperate plight under the Jone’s ‘administration’ when he inspires a rebellion of sorts among the animals. The actual time of the revolt is unsaid and old Major’s philosophy is only an ideal. However, the animals greet Major’s vision with great enthusiasm. The next day after the meeting and the major died, the animals found that the situation worsens and they can bear it no more. Finally, in a battle, the animals manage to defeat the farmer Mr. Jones, running him off the land. Afterwards, they try to destroy and burn everything that belongs to Mr. Jones which is a night mare for them. The other animals think that Mr. Jones’s house is not a suitable place for them to live, except for Napoleon. Meanwhile, snowball gathers the other animals and organizes a new society with several rules: 1. Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy and goes upon four legs is a friend. 2. No animal shall sleep in a bed.
3. No animal shall drink alcohol.
4. No animal shall kill any other animal.
5. All animals are equal.
They rename the property Animal Farm and dedicate themselves to achieve the Major’s dream. Under the pigs’ leading, animal farm is well-managed. The cart-horse Boxer commits his great strength to the prosperity of the farm and he always is the one who works the hardest. The animals have more time to figure out some resolutions when there’s enough harvest to be saved at home. It is always the pigs to make the resolution. In a big barn meeting, Snowball plans to persuade the animals from other farms to join the animal revolution. However, only those animals that are treated badly interested towards the animal revolution, but it’s not, for others that are happy with their current situation. Besides, snowball works at teaching the animals to read. He also set himself to solve the problem of distribution of power in the farm. On the other hand, Napoleon takes a group of young puppies to educate them in the principles of Animalism. When the weather turns bad, inexperience management brought some problems for the animal farm and Snowball has to work harder to plan for their futures. At the meantime, Napoleon also starts to set a new plan to take over Snowball. Snowball concocts a scheme to build an electricity-generating windmill, but Napoleon solidly opposes the plan in the meeting. At the meeting to vote on whether to take up the project, Snowball gives a passionate speech. Although Napoleon gives only a brief retort, he then makes a strange noise, and nine attack dogs—the puppies that Napoleon had confiscated in order to “educate”—burst into the barn and chase Snowball from the farm. Napoleon assumes leadership of Animal Farm and declares that Snowball is a traitor; there will be no more meetings. From that point on, he asserts, the pigs alone will make all of the decisions—for the good of every animal. Napoleon now quickly changes his mind about the windmill, and the animals, especially Boxer, devote their efforts to completing it. All the animals are provided with little food, while the pigs get plenty of food for their supervision. One day, after a long day work as usual, Boxer and his good friend Benjamin...