What if we were all animals instead of humans? The Animal Farm by George Orwell is about animals overthrowing humans so they can live a better life. On the farm the pigs are the smartest. They teach the other animals how to read and write. The pigs also came up with ways to make the animals’ jobs easier. Since the pigs were the smartest they decided to be in charge. Over time the pigs start to adapt to human life. They start wearing clothes and have conversations with humans. Once the farmer is gone the animals have to adapt to human society.
To survive the pigs have to adapt to a more human life. The pigs are smart. “They explained that by their studies of the past three months the pigs had succeeded in reducing the principles of animalism into seven commandments.” (p. 24 Orwell) just like the animals humans have the Ten Commandments. These commandments lead to law and order for the land. Further more they have their own national anthem. “It is called Beast Of England.” (p. 12 Orwell) The Star Spangled Banner is the national anthem for the humans. The animals are able to come up with many things that are thought of as human things.
There are more common ground between animals and humans. Besides written things the animals have also come up with new inventions. They want to make a windmill to save energy. “Snowball’s plans for the windmill were fully worked out. The mechanical details came from mostly three books which had belonged to Mr. Jones.” (p. 49 Orwell) The pigs could read very well that how they got so many crazy ideas like the windmill. They got into many “battles” with the other farmer, hence their new system of awards. “’Animal Hero, First Class,’ which was conferred there and then to Snowball and Boxer. It consisted of a brass medal” (p. 44 Orwell) Award ceremonies like these are like ceremonies for the people who serve in the army.
Just when you think there are not any more similarities there are more. The pigs began looking...
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