What would happen if pigs were communist? The book Animal Farm answers this question. The book animal farm by george orwell was written in 1945. The book animal farm is still relevant because the style plot and character development is timeless.
First, I will speak of the literary style of george orwell, which is a satirical and humorous way of writing to make dence ideas easier to digest. The style allows for the plot to be presented easily of the revolution of the animals to overthrow the humans. Then the pigs take the place of the humans over time, as the main pig, napoleon, slowly becomes more power hungry and removes rights from the other animals. The style allows for the ideas to be digested easier and for the book not to bog you down in terms and names. The style allows for you to look past the other flaws in the book, and it accentuates the plot another strength of the book. With the accessibility the ability to analyse the text would be very simple which leads to its prominence in the classroom.
The plot is fast paced, as it quickly goes from one plot point to another. One of the most interesting parts of the book was the battle of the cowshed a battle where the pigs and other animals keep their independence from the evil dictator. Then in a twist the pig napoleon betrayed snowball the co ruler of the farm and forced him to flee the farm he helped create, and accused snowball of secretly plotting against the farm, justifying his actions.. Then napoleon increased his power in becoming the only ruler of the farm. Then he slowly becomes more and more power hungry over time, shown by his removal of other animals civil rights. The horse boxer is a glaring example as Napoleon sold him to the glue factory after he had a workplace injury. Napoleon then used the money he made to purchase a case of booze. The ending however made me wish for more of the book as the pigs complete their transformation into humans becoming complete dictators of the farm. Then the animals realised the pigs transformation and return to the state they were in at the start of the book.
The character development falls short due to the abundance of characters that do reveal more of their character throughout even though they are an important fragment of the puzzle. The most exaggerated evidence is how the animals do not show identify how their life is becoming directly worse over time. As an outside viewer I see the whole puzzle but the animals do not see or acknowledge the facts of how their lives are becoming worse. The identification could’ve caused the animals to show more of their characters as they refute the pigs rule which would have created a happy ending. Or the pigs could’ve crushed the animals, and we could see how the animals deal with a life with essentially no rights. The book also massively developed napoleon, a main character, while boxer another main character has nearly no character shown as he remains ignorant.
The book animal farm remains timeless die to the character development, plot and literary style. I would recommend the book animal farm to others, that would like to read a classic. This book remains in the schools due to its political themes, and how it applies in any era with its communist themes.
Orwell, George. Animal Farm. 1st ed., vol. 1, Louisville, KY, American Printing House for the Blind, 1945.
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