A Book Report on Animal Farm

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A BOOK REPORT ON ANIMAL FARM
by

A report submitted in partial fullfilment
of the requirements for

COLLEGE
University of
20 March 2012

Table of Contents

Table of contents...........................................................................i

Introduction..................................................................................ii

Characters...................................................................................iii

Plot Summary.............................................................................iv

My Personal Impression..............................................................v

The Seven Commandments of Animalism.................................vi

Glossary of Terms......................................................................vii

References................................................................................viii

Introduction:

This report is submitted to Profesor, for the partial fullfilment of the requirements for . The book Animal Farm, by George Orwell, first published in 1945, has been published in many different editions, ranging in length from 60 to 192 pages. Some editions listed that contain over 200 pages probably contain annotation of Orwell's other novel, "1984”. The most common number of pages in most editions is about 144.

The reason for my reading this book is to complete a requirement in and also to entartain myself.

Characters
The main characters of the story are as follows: Napoloen, he is most directly modeled on the Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin. Napoleon represents, in a more general sense, the political tyrants that have emerged throughout human history and with particular frequency during the twentieth century. Snowball, he emerges as a fervent ideologue who throws himself heart and soul into the attempt to spread Animalism worldwide and to improve Animal Farm’s infrastructure. His idealism, however, leads to his downfall. Relying only on the force of his own logic and rhetorical skill to gain his influence, he proves to be of no match for Napoleon’s show of brute force. Squealer, He is “a brilliant talker” who is talented in the art of argument. Under Napoleon’s rule, Squealer acts as the liaison to the other animals. Squealer is especially good at playing on the animals’ ignorance and gullibility. He represents the propaganda machine of a totalitarian government. Squealer’s lack of conscience and unwavering loyalty to his leader, alongside his rhetorical skills, make him the perfect propagandist for any tyranny. Squealer’s name also fits him well: squealing, of course, refers to a pig’s typical form of vocalization, and Squealer’s speech defines him. Boxer, one of the two horses. With his determination to be a good public servant and his penchant for hard work, Boxer becomes Napoleon’s greatest supporter. He works tirelessly for the cause of Animal Farm, operating under his personal maxims, “I will work harder” and “Napoleon is always right”. Boxer’s pitiful death at a glue factory dramatically illustrates the extent of the pigs’ betrayal. The pigs used the money from the slaughter to buy themselves a case of whisky. The name Boxer implies that he is a strong character, but still even with his strength, he lacks the intelligence to notice that he is only being used. Boxer represents the peasants or the working class. Old major, Major claims to “understand the nature of life on this earth as well as any animal now living” (p.28). Major, who represents both Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin, serves as the source of the ideals that the animals continue to uphold even after their pig leaders have betrayed them. Lenin died during the Soviet Union’s early years, leaving Trotsky (Snowball) and Stalin (Napoleon) to vie for his leadership position.

The other characters of the story are as follows: Minimus, The poet pig who writes verse about Napoleon and...
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