|Dsytopian Literature||Animal Farm|
They sang “Beasts of England,” talked solidarity, and stockpiled pitchforks.
Karl Marx and Leon Trotsky would have loved this. They believed that communism should [Karl Marx and Trotsky giving thumbs up]
be a global phenomenon in order to truly succeed.
What the Western world fearfully called a “domino effect” is exactly what Marx and Trotsky wanted. [People watching domino's fall on TV]
If one country “falls” to communism, the surrounding countries will too, until the
whole world is one big communist family.
Since he was forcibly retired from farming, Mr. Jones spent a lot of time getting drunk [Mr Jones drinking in a bar]
at the Red Lion Inn and complaining to his neighbors, Pilkington and Frederick, about
his criminal animals.
Together, they decided to squash this insurrection [Mr Jones, Pilkington and Frederick stood together]
before all the neighboring farms fall like dominoes to Animalism.
Keep in mind that Pilkington and Frederick aren’t just two drunkards,
they’re symbols for the Allied forces, who sent reinforcements to help the anti-Bolsheviks [Soldiers marching with guns]
thwart the revolution... just like the Battle of the Cowshed.
All steamed up, they stormed over to Animal Farm with a few men in tow, determined to
retake the farm and establish their rights as superior beings…as capitalists must surely be. [Soldiers taking over a farm]
But it turned out that Snowball was the superior being. He had prepared by studying Julius
Caesar’s military campaigns and was ready for battle. [Snowball studying Caesar's military campaigns]
All the animals were in their assigned positions and the battle plan was ready when the farmers arrived.
Trapped in the yard, the farmers were kicked, bitten and pecked at. Boxer knocked out a
stable boy with his hoof. [Horse knocks out man with his hoof]
The kid looked dead.
The pigeons pooped on farmer Jones and Snowball pushed him into a manure pile. [Mr Jones pooped on by pigeons and Snowball pushes him into pile of manure]
Ugh, he smelled as bad as his reputation.
The farmers headed for the hill…as did the Allies. At least they had an excuse, being
weary from fighting and getting no public support from home.
The animals were victorious. And since the Allies united to intervene, they had proof [Animals celebrating at the farm]
that the capitalists were joining forces against them. This fueled their resolve to succeed
So, where does that leave us? Snowball, Boxer and the dead sheep got medals. [Snowball, Boxer and Dead Sheep with medals]
Napoleon got heartburn at Snowball’s popularity.
Mollie got a yellow streak…
…and the farmers got the boot. [Farmers booted away]
And what about those capitalist farmers?
Well, much like Arnold.. they’ll be back. Patience, money and re-naming the farm back
to Manor Farm should do it. [Mr Jones giving money to man with pigs head]