Animal Farm Plot Structure

Animal Farm Plot Structure

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  • Exposition
  • Get back to work!
  • Are they our friends or our enemies?
  • Conflict
  • I'm not feeding you!
  • Rising Action
  • At the beginning, we find that the story is set on a farm called the Manor Farm. It is run by a drunken named Mr. Jones. The animals on the farm all communicate with each other through secret meetings. Old Major is the wise pig who talks to all of the animals. However we also meet three horses (Mollie, Boxer, and Clover), a goat (Muriel), a donkey (Benjamin) and some dogs as well as a few other pigs.
  • Climax
  • Mr. Jones was drunk all the time which in return made him a very poor farmer. He would forget to feed the animals or refuse to, and often he forgot to milk the cows. He was cruel to all of the animals. Therefore, the animals needed a way to drive him off of the farm. Old Major passed on the knowledge that was needed to do this, and the rest of the pigs started working on a plan. Then, they drove Mr. Jones off of the farm.
  • Falling Action
  • We haven't eaten in days! We are starving!
  • Boxer get out of there!
  • The rising action is the Battle of Cowshed. After being banished from the farm Mr. Jones and his men come and try and take it back. Snowball is ready and he has an attack plan. Some of the animals attack, and pretend to retreat to lure the men into the yard. Then, the big guns come out such as Boxer the horse. Together, the animals defeat the men and drive them back off of the farm.
  • Resolution
  • The climax is when Snowball is chased off of the farm. At the beginning, Napoleon had taken some puppies from their mother and he raised. He commands those dogs to chase Snowball off of the farm. They chase snowball off the farm and Napoleon is the ruler. He starts ruling in suspicious ways but the animals aren't smart enough to realize it.
  • The falling action is when boxer is taken away to be slaughtered. Boxer is getting old, but he keeps working. At one point he falls, and he can't get up. Napoleon says he will be taken to a veterinarian. However, this is a lie and Boxer is actually taken to be slaughtered. Squealer says it was all a mistake, and this is the continuation of propaganda being used on the animals. 
  • At the end of the book, Clover looked through the window of the farmhouse. What he saw was the pigs playing cards. This was forbidden originally, but the bigs had claimed so much power that they could now do whatever they want. They were playing cards and Clover saw them as humans when they did this. After this event, the animals on the farm want to rebel against Napoleon.
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