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By. George Orwell
The main characters in Animal Farm were Napoleon, Snowball, Boxer, Clover, Jones, and Squealer. Most of the main characters are animals, excluding the only human, Jones. Jones was the owner of Manor Farm. He was constantly drunk. His physical appearance wasnít really described in the novel, but I picture Jones as a tall, slim fellow. He might have a slight pouch (possibly due to his alcohol addiction). He really doesnít seem to care about his animals, and continually continues to abuse them. He thinks itís the end of the world whenever something goes wrong.
Napoleon is the bad pig of the story. He was a rather large Buckshire boar .He wasnít much of a talker, but had a reputation for getting his way. He is very selfish, and most of thee time could care less about the others. Many of the other animals were afraid of him. Napoleon knew he had control of the other animals because of this reason.
Snowball was a more viscous pig than Napoleon. He was quicker in speech, but was not considered to have the same depth of character.
Squealer was the best known out of all the pigs with round cheeks, twinkling eyes, nimble movements and a shrill voice. He was a brilliant talker. When he was arguing he had a way of skipping from side to side and whisking his tail which was somehow very persuasive. The other animals said that he could turn black into white.
Boxer is an enormous beast. Nearly eighteen hands high, and as strong as two ordinary horses put together. A whit strip down his nose gave him a stupid appearance, and a fact he wasnít a first-rate intelligence, but he was universally respected for his steadiness of character and tremendous powers of work.
Clover was a stout motherly mare approaching middle life. She never quite got he figure back after having her forth foul. She was very smart and still beautiful.
The tone of the story was different in every chapter. In some chapters animals were killed or slaughtered by their own kind. Many chapters were brief and boring. My favorite tone is when they go on rampage against the original owners. Thatís only because those parts are really exciting. The overall tone of the story is medium. Some parts are exciting and there are some slow and boring parts along with it.
The setting is the most important part. The animals are all fighting for the setting. The want the farm donít they? It wasnít a backround to the plot though. The farmhouses and the barns and storage areas all add up to parts of the story coming out of their hiding places. It sort of opens up other parts of the novel.
After the old Mayer died the animals planned a rebellion against the humans, partly because of Jonesís drinking problem. They thought they could take care of them selves with the knowledge of the pigs. Napoleon soon started to control the animals with the power of his looks and with his nine snarling dogs. He soon started to take whole farm over. Then they named it animal farm. They believed in the saying, ďFour legs good, two legs badĒ. Before long the animals soon realized that the pigs werenít any different then the humans. They were secretly talking and making friends with the humans. The pigs broke the rules and regulations. At the end the pigs joined powers with their prime enemies, humans. You could no longer tell pig from man. Life was worst than before with Jones.
The theme of the novel is you can think that you have it bad until you decide a new way out. That way can lead to a worst life and you can be stuck there thinking of how much better your life had been before. People or animals wonít be who you think they are anymore. Your best friend could be you worst enemy the minute you leave the room. The point is you should leave your life they way it is. Wait for it to get better.
My personal opinion of this novel was that it was great. You can just get a kick of some of the things the animals say and do. Its interesting to think
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British films, Cold War films, Allegory, Animal Farm, Political literature, Napoleon, Squealer, Jones, Snowball, Boxer, Domestic pig, Animals
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