On its second level, it is an allegory representing the Communist takeover of Russia in 1917 and the subsequent perversion of the idealistic goals of the revolutionaries.
On its third level, Animal Farm is a satire ridiculing any movementthat goes awry because of the corrupting lure of power.
He tells his barnyard comrades that they can enjoy peace and prosperity, every animal sharing equally in the benefits of the farm, if they overthrow Jones and run the farm themselves.
The old pig even teaches them a rallying song:in particular, Snowball, Napoleon, and Squealer.
Attack Dogs: Large, fierce dogs that act as Napoleon's private bodyguard and police force. Napoleon had reared them in secret, training them to do his bidding. Cockerels: Young roosters that awaken hard-working Boxer in the morning. Napoleon uses a cockerel to march in front of him and act "as a kind of trumpeter" to alert the animals that Napoleon is about to speak. On its first level, it is an entertaining story about farm animals ruled first by cruel human overseers and later by ruthless animal overseers.
Hens: Napoleon orders them to lay eggs and give them up. But after Napoleon denies them corn rations, they yield. Very young children can understand and enjoy the story at this level.Under Napoleon, hours are long and hard and work becomes drudgery.The pigs move into Jones’s house, altering the fourth commandment of the constitution to say that “No animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets.” They drink beer and whiskey and conduct trade with humans.Boxer, a cart horse, adopts a slogan: “I will work harder.” Special committees—including The Egg Production Committee for Chickens and The Clean Tails League for Cows—form to improve the animals’ way of life.The animals also design and raise their own flag and take the time to explain and simplify the rules for animals with After a time, the pigs reserve the apple crop and the cows’ milk for themselves, claiming they need the provisions to replenish the enormous energy they expend in setting policy and managing the day-to-day operation of the farm. They chase Snowball off the farm, leaving Napoleon in control, with Squealer as his fawning propagandist.Are you sure you want to remove #book Confirmation# and any corresponding bookmarks?The London firm of Secker & Warburg published the novel as Animal Farm: a Fairy Story on August 17, 1945. We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your visiting. Compare the lives of the animals when they live under Jones and under Napoleon.The New York firm of Harcourt, Brace and Company published the first American edition of the novel (but without the subtitle, a Fairy Story) on August 26, 1946.The action takes place on an English farm on the outskirts of the fictional town of Willingdon.