Conniving Pigs. Animal Farm. By George Orwell. Harcourt Brace Jovanovic h, inc. 128 pages. This story starts off on a farm in England, where animals on that farm were poorly treated.
The owner of the farm, Mr. Jones, had no idea what was about to happen to him. There was a very wise pig named Major who put a spark into the animals to rebel against Mr. Jones, so that they may govern themselves equally in a socialistic manner. Throughout the book the reader sees how a good idea can be subtly changed into a completely different idea in the hands of corrupt leaders. One night after working hard in the field the animals came back to their stalls and waited to be fed, but Mr.
Jones was drunk and had forgotten about them. This was the last straw, so the animals started the rebellion. They took over the farm in one night, and renamed it Animal Farm. In the beginning of the rebellion the animals were considered to be equal, but the pigs had other plans. They began placing themselves in higher ranking authority over the other animals. This happened because the pigs were considered to be well educated.
The pigs would have the other animals do all the work, and they would reap the benefits from it. The animals ideas of an equal governing socialist farm became a communistic farm over a few years. The pigs played on the animals ignorance and got what they wanted. This book is good for all types of readers.
It keeps the reader so interested that they do not want to put the book down. The bad thing about this book is its ending. It just leaves you wondering what happens to the farm. One of many things I liked about this book is how the author portrays the animals as if they were humans.
The pigs represent power hungry leaders who are out to better themselves. The animals are the people who blindly follow and do what they are told.