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Animal Farm A Utopian Novel
By: George Orwell THE STORY
The animals inhabiting Manor Farm take over in a rebellion against humans. Once the humans are driven out, Manor Farm is renamed Animal Farm and the animals are now on their own. Two pigs, Napoleon and Snowball, take the position of leadership because they are the smartest and most fitting for the job. Life is much better for the animals now that they are independent. They get more food and are treated better. They establish their society's Seven Commandments. The Seven Commandments read: The society before
it is corrupted 1. Whatever goes up upon two legs is an enemy.
2. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings is a friend.
3. No animal shall wear clothes.
4. No animal shall sleep in a bed.
5. No animal shall drink alcohol.
6. No animal shall kill any other animal.
7. All animals are equal. "1. Whatever goes up upon two legs is an enemy.

2. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings is a friend.

3. No animal shall wear clothes.

4. No animal shall sleep in a bed.

5. No animal shall drink alcohol.

6. No animal shall kill any other animal.

7. All animals are equal." Good Aspects of the Society The animals work to harvest their own food.
All the animals are treated equally.
The Seven Commandments are the rules they live by.
All animals believe they are now free and should not be ruled by humans.
On Sundays there is no work. The animals have breakfast then have an weekly ceremony when the flag is hoisted. After the raising of the flag, the animals have a grand meeting where they discuss the work of the coming week and resolutions are debated and voted on. The rest of the Sunday is set aside for recreation.
The animals sing 'Beasts of England', a song that reminds them of the greatness they will achieve with hard work An English Teacher Singing 'Beasts of England' "Beasts of England" is a very important song to the animals because it is the motive for them to rebel against humans. Lyrics:
"Beasts of England, beasts of Ireland,
Beasts of every land and clime,
Hearken to my joyful tidings
Of a golden future time.

Soon or late the day is coming,
Tyrant Man shall be o'erthrown,
And the fruitful fields of England
Shall be trod by beasts alone.

Rings shall vanish from our noses,
And the harness from our back,
Bit and spur shall rust forever,
Cruel whips no more shall crack.

Riches more than mind can picture,
Wheat and barley, oats and hay,
Clover beans, and mangel-wurzels
Shall be ours upon that day

Bright will shine the fields of England,
Purer shall its waters be,
Sweeter yet shall blow its breezes
On the day that sets us free. For that day we all must labor,
Though we die before it break;
Cows and horses, geese and turkeys, All must toil for freedom's sake.

Beasts of England, beasts of Ireland,
Beasts of every land and clime,
Hearken well and spread my tidings
Of the golden future time." Bad Aspects of the Utopia The society is naive.
The only citizens who are educated in the society are the pigs.
There is no official complex government, only the debates. How Leadership is Decided on? "The work of teaching and organizing the others fell naturally upon the pigs, who were generally recognized as being the cleverest of all animals" (page 18) Napoleon and Snowball, two pigs, were the most liked and most respected by the animals, so the highest position of leadership naturally fell upon them. The society after it is corrupted. THE STORY During a Sunday meeting, Napoleon uses his secret pack of dogs he trained to drive Snowball out of the farm. Using the power of the dogs, he takes full leadership of Animal Farm and the lives of the animals change. Napoleon gradually assigns more work, gives less food to the animals, and takes away their privileges. Napoleon takes away the Sunday meetings, replaces them with more work and he bans the whole farm from singing 'Beasts of England'. Napoleon also violates The Seven Commandments. Napoleon kills many animals, drinks alcohol, sleeps in a bed, wears clothes, and begins to walk on two legs even though all of these actions are against the original commandments. Worst of all, Napoleon changes the Seven Commandments to just one; "All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others." Napoleon also befriends and does business with some humans. Napoleon changes the society until it is just like it had been when the humans were in charge. Bad Aspects of the Society The animals are underfed.
The animals are overworked.
The animals act like slaves, following all Napoleons orders.
Because of fear, the animals can not speak for themselves.
The pigs don't have to do any work and they get to pamper themselves.
Napoleon "says" the farm is a republic but he really runs it as a dictatorship.
The pigs give out false propaganda about the their intentions for the farm that animals believe. Good aspects about the Society Farm makes more money. How is leadership decided? Napoleon takes over the farm in a dictatorship fashion. He is leader because the animals are all afraid of his dogs, who would kill them if they spoke out against him. In conclusion, Napoleon rules using fear. SPOILER ALERT!! THE BIG IDEA Generalizations about Utopia People corrupt their utopia soon after creating it. In this case, pig corrupts the utopia. Very shortly after creating the society, Napoleon took over, corrupting it because of his hunger for power. People strive to create their own personal and societal utopia. The animals of Manor Farm wanted their own utopia badly so they rebelled against the humans to become independent. Individuality can be lost in the quest for a utopia. After Napoleon took over, it did not matter to him who you were or what you were; every animal was a salve to him. Thanks for watching!! Work Cited Orwell, George. "Animal Farm." Boston + New york: Mariner Books + Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1945. Print. Kristen Coleman
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