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Introduction There are 5 basic elements in the novel Animal Farm They are Exposition Rising Action Climax Falling Action and Resolution This paper will describe how the author uses each element to smoothly transition through the story Exposition Orwell begins by depicting the scene in the farmhouse in which he introduces all of the characters The narrator gives the reader a taste of each animals personality by describing the way each enters the barn The horses Clover and Boxer for example enter walking very slowly and setting down their vast hairy hoofs with great care lest there should be some small animal concealed in the straw 16 This describes the horses in a short and simple manner The horses are gentle and wish not to take the life of any creature The pigs on the other hand settled down in the straw immediately in front of the platform 16 The respected elder pig Old Major delivers a moving speech and persuades the animals to rebel and take control of their own lives for the benefit of all This creates the foundation upon which the rest of the story will be built Rising Action The non-existence of a dominant force after Jones has been expelled allows new leadership to emerge Orwell shows this in a multitude of subtle ways For example The pigs transform commandments more than once This shows that the pigs are disregarding their own rules in order to benefit themselves Through Squealer Napoleon manipulates the other animals by convincing them that what he is doing is in the best interest of the community In addition tension is slowly increasing between Snowball and Napoleon as they quarrel What is slowly happening is the disintegration of the principle of animalism These events foreshadow an ultimate seizure of power by Napoleon Climax The point of no return comes when Napoleon banishes Snowball from the community Napoleon is now unrivaled and has seized complete
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