In the book, Animal Farm by George Orwell, Old Major (the Middle White boar) had a strong influence on the animals on the farm. Knowing of the role he played in their lives, he called a meeting of his peers to express his thoughts. He thought that animals are just as great as humans and they should be treated equally/fairly. He figured that the humans rely on them for a lot. Such as: Milk, eggs, fertilizer, and manual labor. And yet they only get the “bare minimum.” They got a place to lay their head at night and enough food to keep from malnutrition. Is that fair? No, it isn’t. So Old Major thought it would be a good idea for his fellow comrades to on Manor Farm should rebel. When Old Major dies, his spirit is still among the other animals. Meaning that his beliefs were still with the animals. So the animals started to rebel which leads to a revolution. They animals also wrote the Seven Commandments. Which are:
· Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy.
· Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings is a friend.
· No animal shall wear clothes.
· No animal shall sleep in a bed.
· No animal shall drink alcohol.
· No animal shall kill any other animal.
· All animal are equal.
The animals have falling outs and don’t really get along. They had creative discussions. But when they did get it together, they had battles such as: Battle of Cowshed and Battle of the Windmill. They also had named the farm Animal Farm because they were supposedly taking over. But in the end Old Major’s wishes were tampered in a way. The animals on the farm started to act just like humans. They drank alcohol, slept in beds, killed other animals and walked on two legs. Old Major wanted them to be equal, not for the animals to have human-like characteristics in the end. This is Old Major’s wishes/beliefs in the book Animal Farm by George Orwell.
By Akima L.Germany