At the beginning of the novel, Mr.Jones is an old, drunken farmer in the 1940s who is mistreating the animals. He has not been fulfilling his animal's needs and the animals want to put an end to this. Old Major is a large prize-winning pig who sees potential in the animals. He rallies them one night and tells them basically that they deserve better and should start a rebellion
The conflict in this book starts with the rebellion. At this point, the animals have had enough of Mr.Jone's behaviors and organized a rebellion. They made a plan to attack and drive Mr. Jones out and away from Manor Farm. After their victory, they renamed the farm to Animal Farm because Manor Farm mentions man in the name.
The are bringing you to your doom!
The rising action is that the humans striked back in order to take back the farm. They did do by attacking the animals with sticks and a gun. The animal's first lines of defense failed, but they lured the humans back into the farm where they later attacked. This forced the humans to retreat, and the animals won.
The pigs begin to take advantage of the animals. They continued to change the commandments and force the animals to work longer days. At the same time, One of the neighboring farms attacks animal farm. Since they see the windmill as a sigh of power, they decided to blow it up, killing the animals surrounding it. After this Napoleon tried to convince all the animals that they had won the battle, but Boxer doesn't agree.
At this time, all the animals are nearing the age of retirement. One day when dragging stones up a hill, Boxer collapsed and his lungs gave out. Napoleon said he would call the vet, but his truck read "knacker". The animals tried to warn Boxer that he was being driven to his doom, but it didn't work. Napoleon then convinced all the animals that the vet had just bought the van and forgotten to paint over the name on the side. Finally, he told everyone that Boxer had died in the hospital.
FInally, the book ends with the pigs having total control. Others step aside for the pigs if they are in their path. A lot of the animals are not at the age of retirement but have not retired yet. ONe night, The pigs have Another farmer over to the farmhouse. They play cards until they both pull a ace of spades. They dispute and the animals, who were watching through the window, couldn't tell who was who.