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Animal Farm Book Review

Plot Location: Great Britain (Willingdon)

Plot Summary: Mr and Mrs. Jones own the Manor House in Willingdon. On the farm, they have a pig named Old Major (formerly known as Willingdon Beauty) who is the leader and motivator for all the animals on the farm. He is highly regarded on the farm; all the animals on the farm would give up an hour of sleep to hear what he had to say. This is because he speaks such benevolent and wise words. (All the animals could communicate with each other). Every night all the animals would come to the immense Barn, for the meeting.

The animals that would attend this meeting were the two cart-horses Boxer and Clover, the white goat Muriel, the bad-tempered donkey Benjamin, the three dogs Bluebell, Jessie and Pincher. And also who came were the Hens, Pigeons and Pigs. At every meeting, Old Major would say the same thing, which he is getting old and he is going to die soon.

And that if the animals did not take over the farm, the humans (Mr. Jones) is going to kill them. After every meeting they would sing a song named ‘The Beast Of England’, this was to commemorate the animals that died by the hands of the humans. Three nights afterwards, Old Major Died. On a pellucid sky day, which was Saturday, Mr. Jones went into Willingdon and got so inebriated at the pub Red Lion that he did not come back till Sunday.

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When he did, he fell on the sofa. The animals were unfed from the previous day, so the animals got reckless and took matters in their own hands. The animals break into the foodshed. This did not help as the two carthorses Boxer and Clover, ran Mr and Mrs Jones out of their own farm. All the animals are now free; they can roam around the farm where they want. Now this is a quandary for the Jones, they have to get their farm and home back.

Character

  1. Old Major: Old Major had a really enormous role in this book, even when he was only issued in this book a small number of times. He was the leader of all the animals on the farm; he taught all the animals on the farm by using his wise words. Old Major still remains the core around which the story develops. His main plot in the story was to alert the animals to stop the humans before they kill them. He was very sagacious and astute.
  2. Mr. Jones: A sagacious, fallible, a bourgeois person. Mr. Jones also played an immense role, the animals would not have reacted and caused atrocity if he did not get drunk. Mr. Jones seemed to be an alcoholic, as he had a last glass of beer after his work.

Events

  1. Death Of Old Major: This is eminent even in this story. When he died all the animals were lost, as Old Major was the heart of the pack. And after Old Major said to them get rid of the humans, the animals started to do so. As they drove out the Jones.
  2. Mr Jones Forgotten To Feed The Animals: This was the prominent part out of the whole book, as Mr. Jones forgot to feed the animals, as he had a hangover from being drunk from the previous night. The animals take matters in their own hands and drive the Jones out of their own farm. So this showed that Old Major’s wise words were a success.

What did you enjoy about the book/least enjoy about the book?

I enjoyed reading this book very much, as it had a splendid storyline and all the characters were masterfully described. Another feature that I found superlative was that the author put in was an abundant amount of surprises in the book. I think this is one of his best stories since I read Nineteen Eighty-Four.

However, the story would have been a better read, if the story were longer, as I finished the book less than five days. It also would have been a better read, if the story’s plot were much better described.

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