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It is called a fairy story for it portrays how animals captured the Manor Farm from its drunken incompetent farmer named Mr. Jones and how they changed its name to Animal Farm (Orwell 1-113). The animals here also employ a government that depicts that of human rule wherein they established a model community wherein all animals are equal (Orwell 1-113). This paper endeavors to make a comparison of the events in the “Animal Farm” and the 4 Stages of Modern Revolutions by Edmond Burke. II. A. The first stage of Modern Revolutions according to Edmond Burke is the widespread support of the uprising wherein change occurs. Old Major, the prize Middle white boar had a dream about rebellion; hence, he called the other animals for a meeting (Orwell 5-7). He declared to the other animals that “Man is the only real enemy we have. Remove Man from the scene and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished forever” (Orwell 8). This remark of Old Major opened the eyes of the other animals about how they are being abused by humans; hence, they were motivated to conduct a rebellion as highlighted again by Old Major in the story, “Rebellion! I do not know when that rebellion will come , it might be in a week or in a hundred years, but I know, as surely as I see this straw beneath my feet, the sooner or later justice will be done” (Orwell 10).). ...
And so, almost before they knew what was happening, the Rebellion had been successfully carried out: Jones was expelled, and the Manor Farm now belongs to the animals (Orwell 19). What the animals did was similar to what humans do when they revolt, they stand up for what they believe in and they fight for it until they are victorious. C. After the Rebellion, the animals then opted to make changes like naming Manor Farm as Animal Farm which was painted by a pig named Snowball, and they also summarized the principles of Animalism into seven commandments (Orwell 20-26). The seven commandments are as follows: “whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy; whatever goes upon four legs or has wings is a friend; no animal shall wear clothes; no animal shall sleep in a bed, no animal shall drink alcohol, no animal shall kill any other animal; and all animals are equal” (Orwell 25). III. A. The second stage of Modern Revolutions is focusing on Independence wherein the society becomes divided by the change. The farm was then governed by two of the smartest pigs named Napoleon and Snowball, the opinions of these two differ; hence, most of the time, there seemed to be a division between them in making decisions as emphasized in the book: “But it was noticed that these two were never in agreement; whatever suggestion either of them made, the other could be counted on to oppose it” (Orwell 28). Conversely, Mollie decided to be with the human who was stroking her nose as highlighted by the sentences from the story: “Three days later Mollie disappeared; for some weeks nothing was known of her whereabouts, then the pigeons reported that they had seen her on the other side of Willingdon where she was between the shafts of
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