Animal Farm

Story by George Orwell

Novel Genres

Animal Fable

a literary genre; a succinct fictional story, in prose or verse, that features animals, mythical creatures, plants, inanimate objects, or forces of nature that are anthropomorphic


A story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one


The use of humor, irony, or exaggeration to criticize people's stupidity

Chapter Summary

Chapter 1

Major has a dream, where Mr. Jones is not there, there are no caretakers, or anyone to keep the animals in line. He prepares them for his death, and soon after he dies.

Chapter 2

Old major dies, now the pigs Napoleon and Snowball start to run the farm. They now come up with there own rules of how the farm will run, and once Mr. Jones get drunk again they see a time to strike the farm. They succeed and rename Manor Farm to Animal Farm

Chapter 3

They start the task of working for themselves, Snowballs puts up a that flag represents what looks like a communist symbol. Squealer says the pigs need special food for the brains. The animals believe him because the pigs are the brains of the farm

Chapter 4

In this chapter we are introduced to Mr. Pilkington and Mr. Fredrick, They both own a neighboring farm. They are afraid that their animals will rise up if they don't take out animal farm. Snowball has read war strategies and prepares them for an attack. They win with minor casualties

Chapter 5

Snowball and Napoleon engage in another major debate about how best to prepare for another human attack. Napoleon advocates the procurement of firearms as well as firearms training. Finally, Snowball completes his blueprint for the windmill. The animals hold a meeting at which Snowball wins over the majority with his descriptions of the leisurely life that the windmill will allow

Chapter 6

The animals work sixty-hour weeks all spring and summer in order to build the windmill, but none begrudges the extra labor. Shortages begin to occur. The animals require things, such as iron for horseshoes and machinery for the windmill, that they cannot produce on the farm. To provide a solution, Napoleon opens trade with the neighboring farms. After the meeting, Squealer assures the animals that trade and the use of money are allowed after all—that no resolution against those activities has ever been passed

Chapter 7

The animals work to rebuild the windmill through a bitter, stormy winter, well aware that the human world is watching and hoping for their failure. Napoleon appears in public less and less, and when he does, six fierce dogs act as his guards. As there is need for more grain, he has Mr. Whymper arrange a contract to sell four hundred eggs per week. Napoleon negotiates with Mr. Fredrick and Mr. Pilkinglton, who wish to buy Animal Farm’s supply of timber.

Chapter 8

Commandment has been changed to: “No animal shall kill any other animal without cause”. restricts his public appearances further to about once a month. Napoleon is said to eat separately from the other pigs, using the fine china. He also decrees that the gun be fired every year on his birthday.Napoleon finally agrees to sell the timber to Pilkington, as well as to engage in regular trade with Foxwood.



human intelligence, careful, manipulative


walked on 2 feet, intelligence, sneaky, and manipulative


Unsure about alot of things




an over worker sometimes known as a workaholic


Motherly and warm hearted like


Manipulative, sneaky


Can read like humans

Mr. Jones

Drunk most of the time, potrayed by Old Major as a rot to all their problems

Mr. Whymper

Shows up in minor roles for communication. intelligent


Become guards with the help of the dog

Mr. Fredrick

Works with Mr. Jones as a neighboring farm. Also comes with idea to squash animal farm


Freedom and individual dignity

language and its meaning to people

Rights for all people






Animal Farm is filled with songs, poems, and slogans, including Major’s stirring “Beasts of England,” Minimus’s ode to Napoleon, the sheep’s chants, and Minimus’s revised anthem, “Animal Farm, Animal Farm


They do military awards, large parades and new songs as a way to reinforce the loyalty of the animal