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Christian Ballesteros
05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
Hey people! i wrote this essay for a "rough draft" for my english class, feel free to e-mail me with questions, concerns, and comments ;).<br>For you that do read this, please do not just copy and paste it, if you do rephrase some of the words, and tell me you did so. It would make me happy, that someone used my work! Christian B.<br><br> In Animal Farm, George Orwell gives a very expressive and accurate description of what happened in Russia after Czar Nicholas II was forced to surrender. The story being an allegory Orwell uses animals to represent people and events that happened in Russian from 1917-1939. Mr. Jones represents Czar Nicholas II, they both lost control over what they administered, Mr. Jones controlled Manor Farm, and Czar controlled Russia. Animal Farm as well as Russia needed new leaders; in Animal Farm the pigs were the ones to stand up; in Russia, Lenin, Stalin, and Trotsky stood up. Orwell chose to represent three famous Russian leaders with three pigs--snowball, Napoleon, and Squealer--in order to show us that power can corrupt us, the story being an allegory he chose the pigs, the smartest animal on Animal Farm.<br> Since Old Major was dead and Jones was gone, the Animals, ironically, needed a leader to be in charge of the new Animal Farm, where they were all free and equal. <br>Pigs were considered the most intelligent; Snowball and Napoleon were the most distinguished among them. The pigs become corrupted by power, Napoleon wants the farm to be governed by pigs, and that they should be the only ones to have a say. On the other hand, Snowball thinks that everyone should have an opinion, and that they shall have meetings to discuss new plans with all the animals. Snowball and Napoleon constantly argued; Napoleon was already hungry for power and soon after the Rebellion, had plans of getting rid of his opponent (Snowball).<br> Trotsky and Stalin fought for power, but Stalin eventually eliminated Trotsky, having him expelled from Russia. In the same manner, Napoleon directed the dogs he had raised to attack Snowball. Thus, he had eliminated his only rival and was free to control the farm, and he has Snowball expelled for the farm. Upon the expulsion of Snowball, Napoleon’s first decision was to cancel the Sunday Morning Meetings. “They were unnecessary”, he said, and “wasted time”. In the future all questions related to the work of the farm would be settle by a special committee of the pigs. This is also very much alike the Command Economy that Stalin had made, in which the government made all economic decisions. <br> As Stalin gained more power, it was essential for him to eliminate any who might challenge him, and also to keep a bodyguard around him to prevent any harm from coming to him. He assigned a secret police to assassinate people who were against him and to keep him safe. Napoleon needed his personal army also, and this was the dogs’ actual purpose. Squealer the pig was very persuasive and “.... could turn black into white.” He communicated to all the other animals what Napoleon had said, and always convinced them that it was right. Lenin, much like Squealer made sure that everyone agreed with Stalin’s decisions, and persuaded them to think that it was always the right move. <br> Animal Farm characters have strong connections to people and things that actually existed during the Russian revolution. Orwell did a great job contrasting three famous Russian leaders, with three common farm pigs. <br><br> © Christian Ballesteros. 2003-2004

LiveWire8808
10-27-2005, 08:34 PM
Hey, i just wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
This is really good and u have a lot of good points in here to use......
I am doing an essay comparing Jones to Czar and it is still confusing but this helped a lot...... :-D


<3
*Jennifer*

brainstrain
11-29-2005, 06:34 PM
Thank you so much for posting your essay! I couldn't see any of the connections until now. I am currently studying Animal Farn in English I, and this helped a lot. This was soo much better than the essay i wrote in class today!

christine
12-12-2005, 11:14 AM
Hey!! Your essay is really good!!
I have an essay to do, on animal farm, and its due to wednesday...i really have no idea about what to write!! So if you can help, i'd appreciate it!!
Here's the question:
-->Imagine you are Benjamin and are at the end of your life after having witnessed the events described in ’’Animal Farm’’. Before you die, you regret not having used your intelligence to rebel against the pigs and deeply regret you apathetic position throughout. It is now your dying wish to both expose the corruption of the pigs to the other animals and to inspire them to rebellion in the same way that Old Major did. Write the speech that you deliver to the animals in a secret meeting that you have called. Remember to use effective rhetorical devices in the same way as the other persuasive speakers in the text have done...

If you could reply, until tomorrow, you'd help a lot!!
Thnx!!

starrwriter
12-12-2005, 12:34 PM
Good essay, although I don't think the Squealer=Lenin jives with historical fact. Lenin ruled the Soviet Union before Stalin, who took over when Lenin died of a stroke.

Bob Dylan might have taken this lesson from "Animal Farm" for one of his songs:

Don't follow leaders
And watch the parkin' meters

darkndn88
10-02-2006, 12:23 PM
good job keep writing like dis to help other people like me.

keelybug10
12-25-2006, 04:33 PM
wow this was a outstanding essay!! i just finished reading animal farm in my english class and i have to say that you made a lot of great points.

:thumbs_up :)

juliagoolia
12-26-2006, 11:55 PM
No offense, but this essay is poorly written. You make some excellent points, but your presentation could use a lot of work.

Jean-Baptiste
12-27-2006, 12:07 AM
For you that do read this, please do not just copy and paste it, if you do rephrase some of the words, and tell me you did so. It would make me happy, that someone used my work!

Encouraging others to plagarize your work is no way to contribute to academic integrity. Even if some of the words are rephrased, it will still be plagarism for others to use it. If you would like to post your writing on this site for others to read and comment on, please do so--but please do not preface it with the suggestion that it may be used by any and all.

aldana
05-15-2007, 09:32 AM
HELLO EVERYONE!!!! I'm from Argentina and at school we are studying animal farm. I was wondering if any of you could help with something. i have to think about possible essay questions but i cannot really think of any :blush:
can anybody give me hand???

thanks a lot :thumbs_up

bazarov
05-15-2007, 05:01 PM
HELLO EVERYONE!!!! I'm from Argentina and at school we are studying animal farm. I was wondering if any of you could help with something. The teacher has asked us to think about possible essay questions to then write the essays, but i cannot really think of any :blush:
can anybody give me hand???

thanks a lot :thumbs_up

The Atheist wrote in another thread:
Ok, now I have it.

My suggestion is that first you must design the format of the report. Perhaps something like this:


Report on the Investigation into Living Conditions at Animal Farm.

1 - state object of report. Maybe you could start with reports received from passing birds, or neighbouring animals, giving a reason for the investigation.

2 - list problems, e.g.

Animal feeds - note examples of rations
Retirement - note details and lack of retirees
Working conditions - note details of increases in workload, use of whips
Repression - note killings of hens and sheep and the attack on Boxer
Money over welfare - note Boxer's removal to knacker's instead of being retired

3 - State possible couners - trade embargoes, etc.

Good luck!

There are numerous topics you can choose, if you need any specific feel free to ask help.

prettym
05-30-2007, 11:43 PM
i read your esay and i thought it was awesome! i also have to write an essay for an english exam on the use of simbolism in animal farm- do you think you could help me?? i'd really really appreciate it!
m.:D

The Atheist
05-31-2007, 06:08 AM
i read your esay and i thought it was awesome! i also have to write an essay for an english exam on the use of simbolism in animal farm- do you think you could help me?? i'd really really appreciate it!
m.:D

Here you go, I've started a homework answer thread, here (http://www.online-literature.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25291).