Animal Farm is about a group of animals that rebel against the farm owner in order to gain control of the farm and to be treated with more respect. It begins by explaining how the animals are wrongly treated by their owner, Mr. Jones. The setting is never made clear throughout the story but it is obvious to be set in the past, because of the dialog used as well as the tools used around the farm. Almost every animal in the story is a main character, although some standout more than others, including; Napoleon, Snowball, Mr. Jones, Old Major, and Boxer. Old Major is the protagonist in this novel because he is the character who instilled the correct morals into each animal.
The animals are selfish and in the end, nothing turns out to be in their favor. Mr. Jones, the owner of the farm is cruel and mistreats his animals and does not take proper care of his farm. One day, the Old Major who is the wisest pig, tells the rest of the animals about a dream he has been having to get rid of their human master and run the farm on their own. After Old Major's death, two new leaders of the farm come into power and run Mr. Jones off of the farm which leaves the animals to fend for themselves and to take care of the farm by using a group effort. For a while, the animals work as hard as they possibly can to keep the farm in pristine condition and keep every animal fed with abundant amounts of food. The animals truly did keep much better care of the farm than Mr. Jones ever had.
Shortly after, Napoleon becomes so selfish because of his power over the other animals on the farm, that he blocks Snowball from all of his power which then turns the other animals against him. Napoleon then uses Boxer, an intelligent horse to persuade the animals to work hard in hopes of new freedom. Although, the animals begin to notice that Napoleon has started to treat himself more
than the other animals on the farm. Napoleon was eating all of their food, leaving them with almost none. The other animals start to notice how the farm is turning into the opposite of what they intended. Animals were walking on two legs, eating at tables, and even sleeping in beds. Napoleon had become very greedy and almost always thought of himself over all the other animals. Whereas before, they had made a pact that every animal was equal. One by one their principles of revolution were abandoned, until the animals had even less freedom than they did before.
In the story of Animal Farm, the main focus is on the pigs which occupy the farm, mostly Napoleon. The pigs were granted most of the power because they were the most knowledgeable. During the story, some of the animals misused their freedom. They believed at the time that the way of life they were living was correct because they were fulfilling each of their own desires for themselves and not worrying about the farm as a whole. Napoleon, who had eventually become the leader on the farm, was...