Animal Farm is a novel by George Orwell that was first published in Read a Plot Overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter Summary and. A summary of Themes in George Orwell's Animal Farm. Animal Farm is most famous in the West as a stinging critique of the history and rhetoric of the Russian . A summary of Chapter I in George Orwell's Animal Farm. As soon as his bedroom light goes out, all of the farm animals except Moses, Mr. Jones's tame raven.
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A short summary of George Orwell's Animal Farm. This free synopsis covers all the crucial plot points of Animal Farm. Plot summary. Old Major, the old boar on the Manor Farm, summons the animals on the farm away and subsequently declares himself leader of Animal Farm. Animal Farm is an excellent selection for junior and senior high students to study. The farm animals, supervised by the pigs, harvest the crops with better.
When Napoleon shocks the animals by announcing he has sold the timber to Frederick, Pilkington is newly vilified in his place. The five pound notes that Frederick has paid are meant to be used to download machinery for the newly finished windmill, but they are discovered to be fake. On the heels of this betrayal, Frederick and his men come to attack Animal Farm, and use their guns to force the animals to hide in the farm buildings.
The men then use blasting powder to destroy the windmill, which enrages the animals so much they run from their hideout and attack the men, eventually forcing them to retreat.
After the battle, the animals are exhausted and injured, and several have died in battle. The pigs declare this will be called the Battle of the Windmill, and a new decoration is created and awarded to Napoleon.
A few days later, the pigs find a case of whisky in the farmhouse, and spend a night drinking raucously, appearing in very poor shape the next day. Squealer announces that Napoleon is dying, but he seems to be miraculously recovered by the next evening. Soon after, the pigs research brewing and distilling, and formulate plans to sow barley. Following this new development, Squealer is discovered with a can of paint near where the Commandments are painted, and what the animals thought had read "No animal shall drink alcohol", actually says: "No animal shall drink alcohol to excess".
The animals set to work on construction of the windmill once again, with Boxer continuing to work hard despite the warnings of Clover and Benjamin to take care of himself. Boxer intends to work until his twelfth birthday when he is set to retire. Rations are reduced over the winter for all animals except the pigs and dogs, and four litters of pigs are born, resulting in even more mouths to feed.
While the other animals continue to have their rations reduced and work expectations increased, the pigs brew beer that becomes part of only their daily rations.
When Animal Farm is proclaimed a Republic, Napoleon is unanimously elected President, and new information is spread that further vilifies Snowball's past actions, while giving additional credit to Napoleon.
Moses the raven returns to the farm after several years away, and preaches to the animals about Sugarcandy Mountain. Despite the pigs' insistence they don't believe what Moses says, they strangely choose to keep him safe and fed. After continuing to work as hard as ever, Boxer is found collapsed one day, and the pigs arrange to have him treated by the veterinarian in town.
When a wagon comes to take Boxer, Benjamin is able to read that the wagon is for a horse slaughterer. The other animals chase after the wagon to alert Boxer, but he is too weak to escape, and they are unable to catch up.
Days later, Squealer announces that he was present when Boxer died in the hospital, and that the wagon had only been previously owned by a horse slaughterer. Jones' Manor Farm assemble in a barn to hear old Major , a pig, describe a dream he had about a world where all animals live free from the tyranny of their human masters.
Two pigs, Snowball and Napoleon , prove themselves important figures and planners of this dangerous enterprise. When Jones forgets to feed the animals, the revolution occurs, and Jones and his men are chased off the farm. Initially, the rebellion is a success: The animals complete the harvest and meet every Sunday to debate farm policy.
The pigs, because of their intelligence, become the supervisors of the farm. Napoleon, however, proves to be a power-hungry leader who steals the cows' milk and a number of apples to feed himself and the other pigs. He also enlists the services of Squealer , a pig with the ability to persuade the other animals that the pigs are always moral and correct in their decisions. Later that fall, Jones and his men return to Animal Farm and attempt to retake it.
Thanks to the tactics of Snowball, the animals defeat Jones in what thereafter becomes known as The Battle of the Cowshed. Winter arrives, and Mollie , a vain horse concerned only with ribbons and sugar, is lured off the farm by another human.
Snowball begins drawing plans for a windmill, which will provide electricity and thereby give the animals more leisure time, but Napoleon vehemently opposes such a plan on the grounds that building the windmill will allow them less time for producing food. On the Sunday that the pigs offer the windmill to the animals for a vote, Napoleon summons a pack of ferocious dogs, who chase Snowball off the farm forever.
Napoleon announces that there will be no further debates; he also tells them that the windmill will be built after all and lies that it was his own idea, stolen by Snowball.
For the rest of the novel, Napoleon uses Snowball as a scapegoat on whom he blames all of the animals' hardships. Much of the next year is spent building the windmill.