Animal Farm: Comparison Between Book and Movie


Animal Farm is a novel about farm animals running a farm and becoming
self sufficient. It is a story with great detail and is a very good book to read
because of it surprising events. If you have seen Animal Farm the movie, you
would feel completely different. The movie has far less detail and events to
make it as interesting as the book.

Though the story is basically the same, the lack of details makes the movie
dull.

One thing that can make a book good is characters. In the book, there
were many more animals in the farm. The movie did not show many animals except
for the main animals. Even thought this is a small difference, it can be
noticeable. In the book, Mollie was a character. When she betrayed the animals
by being with a human it gave you a feeling that there were more animals that
could be traitors. In the movie since there was no Mollie, you did not even
have a feeling of suspense for what was going to happen later on.

In the book, there was many surprises that shocked me. One of those
surprises was that Napoleon wanted Snowball ousted. Though Napoleon did not like
Snowball, the wasn\'t really any evidence that he would try to kill Snowball. In
the movie, Napoleon, had a bad image already. He had a mean look and shoved his
way in front when Old Major gave his speech. There was also gloomy music when
they had scenes of him. When the book showed of Napoleon as a bad guy, I was
surprised but I expected it in the movie because the movie showed him as a bad
person from the beginning.

Another detail that the movie missed was when all the animals could talk.
In the movie not all the animals could talk. This eliminated many important
things. Beasts of England was hummed when the animals sang it. When they could
talk, the words represented the hate they felt for the humans and the injustice
they felt was done to them. This is important because this greatly motivated the
animals to rebel. If they just hum the tune and call it Beasts of England, it
takes away from the mood of the story. Another reason speech is so important is
that in the book, animals sometimes questioned authority. Boxer had once
questions Squealer\'s actions. It also made it so the regular animals besides the
pigs could not communicate to each other and trying to guess their feelings was
not the easy.

The movie had a few more differences. The movie showed Mr. Jones being
killed in the windmill explosion. The book showed him dying at a relative\'s
house. The book did not show his death till the end so that before that, you
might have thought he would attack again. The movie show the windmill blown up
once when the book showed it being destroyed twice. Making it destroyed twice
show the animals hardships when they had to do many things over.

One last difference was that in the end, the animals finally rebelled.
This was a bad ending for that kind of story. The book showed it as a sad ending.
If the animals rebel, there is a small feeling of happiness for the animals.
This book was meant to show you that not everything ends as a happy ending.

Animal Farm was a good novel. Animal Farm the movie was a bad rendition
of the movie. It lacked in suspense, surprise, and mood. Though the story is the
same the details that help the story lacked in the movie. Animal Farm, the novel,
is a lot better than its movie version.

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