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Revolution Failure in Animal Farm

By Caramelka Jul 17, 2014 588 Words
In the book “Animal Farm” by George Orwell the animals live in the farm, owned by Mr. Jones. They were not happy with their lives and one day they decide to rebelled and take over the farm. After the Revolution, the pig named Napoleon, takes the leader position. However, The Revolution failed because of Napoleon, he did not care about other animals and wanted everything for himself. The idea of Animalism and Revolution came from Old Major, who wants them to be free and work for themselves. After he died, Napoleon takes advantage of it and adapts for his needs. First, he rewrites The Seven Commandments, knows that only pigs will understand it. The Seven Commandments were written by Snowball, it is a set of rules for all animals, but Napoleon does not agreed with them and changes it in the way he wants. Instead of “No animals shall sleep in the bad” (Orwell 17) it become of “No animals shall sleep in the bad with sheets” (Orwell 50). He goes through each rule and makes it the way he wants until he destroys all of them and creates a new rule “All animals are equal but some are more equal than others” (Orwell 97) He divides all animals into two classes; pigs and dogs are in the higher class and the rest of the animals in a lover class. “Nowadays they did not sit all together as they had done in the past. Napoleon, Squealer and another pig named Minimus, who had a remarkable gift for composing songs and poems, sat on the front of the raised platform, with the nine young dogs forming a semicircle round them, and the other pigs sitting behind. The rest of the animals sat facing them in the main body of the barn.” (Orwell 41) He treats them like slaves, makes them work harder and gives them lesser food. “Throughout the spring and summer they worked a sixty hours week, and in August Napoleon announced that there would be work on Sunday afternoon as well. This work was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would have his ration reduced by half.”(Orwell 44) Napoleon supplies pigs and himself with luxury, they move to the house while other animals stay in barn. “It was about this time that the pigs suddenly moved into the farmhouse and took up their residence there.” (Orwell 49) He controls all animals by fear of returning Mr.Jones. “Do you know what would happen if we pigs failed in our duty? Jones would come back! Yes, Jones would come back! Surely there is no one among you who wants to see Jones come back? Now if there was one thing that the animals were completely certain of, it was that they did not want Jones back.” (Orwell 25) And at the end he becomes a person because of whom all animals rebel in a first place. Now, he is an alcoholic, who unionize with humans and treats animals worse than Mr. Jones. “Gentlemen, I will give you the same toast as before, but in a different form. Fill your glasses to the brim. Gentlemen, here is my toast: To the prosperity of The Manor Farm!” The Revolution failed because of the Napoleon, he did not care about other animals and wanted everything for himself. He is selfish, hypocritical, and hungry for power pig. If he would follow Old Major’s ideas and goals the Revolution would not failed.

Works Cited
Orwell, George. Animal Farm. Penguin UK (PB) | January 15, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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