The old major gathers the animals of the Manor Farm for a meeting that is happening in the big barn. Old major tells the animals in the Manor Farm of his dream that he had in which all of the animals live together without any humans to oppress or control them. He later on says that the animals that they must work toward a paradise and he teaches them a song called “Beasts Of England” in which in his dream that the old major had is a vision is lyrically described. Only after three days of the meeting that the old major he dies, later on three younger pigs formulate his main principles into a philosophy called Animalism. The animals one night manage to defeat the farmer Mr. Jones and get him off the land and they kept the land and later renamed it the property Animal Farm. They dedicate it to achieving what the old major’s dream was. In the animal farm they began to start teaching the animals to read, and educate young ones the principles of Animalism. Skipping forward to the story, on Animal Farm the pigs became more and more like human beings. They started to walk like humans carrying whips and even wearing human clothes. Soon all of the seven principles that they had for Animalism became a single principle reading “all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
This quote is important to the story and in real life because I feel like it represent what life is as well. This quote really stands out to me because it’s saying that every animal is equal but there’s some animals that are just more special compare to other animals. Meaning that even though both are equal but just one is more unique and there’s more unique animals out there as well and all are equal.
“The only good human being is a dead one.”
Snowball says this line in chapter four. Snowball war wounds that blood was dripping from. This line really stands out in this chapter a lot, Boxer who he thinks he unintentionally killed a stable boy in the whole chaos expresses his regret at taking a life. Snowball tells him to not feel guilty to what he have done.
“Four legs good, two legs bad.”
This quote was said in chapter three, the quote instances one of the novel’s many moments of propagandizing, which Orwell portrays as one example of how the elite class abuses language to control the lower classes.
“Beasts of England, beasts of Ireland,
Beasts of every land and clime,
Hearken to my joyful tidings
Of the golden future time.”
The first verse of the song that the Old Major hears in his dream and which he teaches to the rest of the animals during the fateful meeting in the barn. Rebellion is over and a name regime has gained power, and squealer fears that the power of such idealistic and future directed lyrics.
“At this there was a terrible baying sound outside, and nine enormous dogs wearing brass-studded collars came bounding into the barn. They dashed straight for Snowball, who only sprang from his place just in time to escape their snapping jaws.”
In chapter five, this quote describe the Napoleon’s violent expulsion of Snowball from animal farm, and which parallels the falling out between Joseph Stalin and Leon Trotsky. Napoleon is losing the contest for the hearts and minds of the lower animals to Snowball. It’s importance as it is one of many political positioning of the Rebellion’s early days gives way to overt violence, openly subverting the democratic principles of Animal Farms
The symbolism that George Orwell the author use is one giant allegory about the Soviet Union and it’s history behind it. . This subject the readers in the 1940s,, when the book was released would have been widely understood. He gives many symbols in this book and they all represent something about the Soviet Union or the ideals imposed by it’s government in the first half of the 20th century.