The book Animal Farm by George Orwell, the story is based on Russian history. The book talks about the revolution of the farm animals as they take over a farm in England. The cause for their fight for freedom was that they only had limited freedom and had to work for someone. If not the animals would be punished with less food or even death. One day the smartest of the animals started to plot against the farmer, named Mr. Jones.
For this blog post, I had chosen to make another book cover for Animal Farm. What I had done with it was that I made a border on the outside with green. “But when the animals saw the green flag flying and heard the gun firing again… it did seem to them after all that they had won a great victory.” (Pg. 110) The green represented the green grasses of England. It was also one of the main colors of their flag. As the green represented freedom to the animals. I had cut the symbol for communism and animalism in half. So each side would have one-half, that way it could show that there was almost no difference and also that it represented the same idea. The red was to represent the communist flag, and also the blood that went along with the loss of animals on the farm. The quote that I had chosen to use was “All animals are equal” (Pg. 43).
This had shown what the animals had wanted before the leadership of Napoleon (Stalin) had occurred.
This book shows the history of the Russian Revolution but in a simpler and easier way to understand. The book uses animals as the peasants of Russia, and the Humans as the nobles and higher classes. That is one main reason why this story might be considered a fairytale. But as the book continues it shows that even though the leadership has changed, it doesn’t always mean that things will change for the better.