Animal Farm Book Report

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The novel Animal Farm by George Orwell was a very
interesting, complex, and informing novel. In the
novel, George Orwell uses farm animals to portray
people of power and the common people during the
Russian Revolution. The novel starts off with
Major explaining to all the animals in the farm
how they are being treated wrongly and how they
can over throw their owner, Mr. Jones. They
finally gang up on their owner and he leaves the
farm. Then they start their own farm with their
own rules and commandments. Originally the two
people in charge of the "Animal Farm", which they
titled it, were Napoleon and Snowball. Napoleon
was really greedy and wanted all the power to be
his, so he got the animals to turn on Snowball and
make him leave the farm. After Napoleon took over
the pigs started disobeying the commandments that
the pigs, as well as all the other animals,
organized and wrote down at the beginning of their
take over. Soon the pigs have disobeyed, and/or
changed every law there was from the beginning,
and the pigs start acting and looking like humans.
After that "Animal Farm" slowly starts to loose
power and Mr. Jones takes back over. This is a
style analysis of Animal Farm.

Diction, language and imagery are three important
elements in a style analysis. A word choice that
is used a lot in the novel is "rebellion".
Rebellion is a word used instead of a revolution
or a war. Another word that is used a lot in the
novel is "comrade". Comrade means an intimate
friend or associate. Comrade is used in that form
in the novel, instead of saying that someone was
their friend the animals called him their comrade.
"'No, comrades, a thousand times no!'"(p. 28),
that quote was used when one of the animals is
expressing to his friends that they will no longer
take what man has to offer. Personification is the
attribution of human characteristics to something
that is not human. The word "enemy" is a
personification, because it is a not human word
that is given human characteristics. The word
enemy is used in the novel to represent human
beings or Mr. Jones. Another literary figure of
speech that is used in the novel a lot is analogy.
George Orwell is constantly comparing the
communist and communist state, which is an
analogy. Diction, language, and imagery are a
major part of the literary analysis in Animal
Farm.

Tone and attitude are two things that are
important in the style analysis of Animal Farm.
Tone and attitude is what you feel when you read a
novel. The main tones of the novel were
self-importance, apathy, passion, pain, and
unfriendliness. Often times when reading this
novel there is a sad feeling about what is going
on. "'The execution of the traitors this
afternoon was the final act.'"(p. 96), this quote
was said by Squealer and the tone of how it was
said, not to mention the content of the sentence,
were very sad and gave you an evil picture of what
Napoleon was doing. The novel is about the
communistic state that Europe was going through at
the time when this novel was written. The novel
challenges a person to show their feelings towards
communism. I felt angry and was very disappointed
with communism and often hoped that they would
have chosen a different type of government, and
maybe Europe would have done a little bit better.
Another major part of tone and attitude is
personification. There is a lot of
personification in this novel. Almost every
character is a representation of an authority
figure in Europe at that time. For example Boxer
was a representation of the Proletarians during
the communist manifesto. Another major part of
attitude and tone in Animal Farm is the key word
in the novel. "'All men are enemies, all animals
are comrades.'"(p.31), "'Whatever goes upon two
legs is an enemy. Whatever goes upon four legs,
or has wings, is a friend.'"(p. 31),...
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