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Animal Farm By George Orwell The story takes place on a farm somewhere in England It is told by an all-knowing narrator in the third person known as George Orwell The action of this novel starts when the oldest pig on the farm Old Major calls all animals to a secret meeting He tells them about his dream of a revolution against the cruel Mr Jones Three days later Major dies but the speech gives the more intelligent animals a new outlook on life The pigs which are considered the most intelligent animals instruct the other ones During the period of preparation two pigs can distinguish themselves Napoleon and Snowball Napoleon is big and although he isnt a good speaker he can assert himself Snowball is a better speaker he has a lot of ideas and he is very vivid Together with another pig called Squealer who is a very good speaker they work out the theory of Animalism The rebellion starts some months later when Mr Jones comes home drunk one night and forgets to feed the animals They break out of the barns and run to the house where the food is stored When Mr Jones recognizes this he takes out his shotgun but it is to late for him all the animals fall over him and drive him off the farm The animals destroy all whips nose rings reins and all other instruments that have been used to suppress them The same day the animals celebrate their victory with an extra ration of food The pigs made up the seven commandments and they wrote them above the door of the big barn They run thus 1 Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy 2 Whatever goes upon four legs or has wings is a friend 3 No animal shall wear clothes 4 No animal shall sleep in a bed 5 No animal shall drink alcohol 6 No animal shall
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