The farmhouse is significant because it represents the human’s treacherous habits and ways of living. The animals are determined to wipe out the human race from their farm, but the farmhouse remains as a museum and reminder of what they have overcome. The farmhouse separates the pigs and their high qualities from the animals.
The Barn is the commandments’ shelter where animals can constantly refer and learn all seven of them. This is the home to the mediocre where the animals can rest and enjoy their freedom away from the humans.
The animal farm flag is a symbolism for their hope and freedom as a community. It shows England how they have defeated the humans. The color, green, in the flag represents the green fields of England. The hoof and the horn signify the future Republic of the Animals.
The whip Napoleon carries in his trotter symbolizes the return of the humans’ behaviors to the farm. The whip is all of the bad things the animals tried to get rid of by revolting, yet it is back, only this time it is carried by a different master.
The animals are prepared for a battle long before the humans ever expect it. With the help of Snowball’s clever thinking they win their freedom and ownership of the farm. This battle signifies the hard work and weaknesses they will overcome to maintain their freedom in the future.
Fredrick and his men brutally attack after blowing up the windmill. Being unprepared for battle, the animals have a hard time trying to defeat the intruders. Weary and bleeding, they eventually prevail.
In destroying the animals windmill the humans were destroying their success as individuals and their drive to continue. This signifies how all their hard work was abolished, yet they leave victorious in the end.
Friend of the fatherless! Fountain of happiness! Lord of the swill bucket! Oh how my soul is on Fire when I gaze at thy. To be like the sun and the sky
Though our the giver of All that thy creatures love, Full belly twice a day, clean straw to roll upon: Every beast great or small Sleeps at peace in his stall, Though watchest over all, Comrade Napoleon!
The changing from “Beasts of England” to “Comrade Napoleon” signifies the changing from the policy, Animalism, to a Dictatorship. “Beasts of England” is a song of the rebellion and the good times of Animal Farm, which developed from Old Major’s dream. “Comrade Napoleon” symbolizes the change to a dictatorship and the alterations that were made to the commandments. Napoleon changed all of the commandments to rules that he was able to adapt to.
The commandments were used for a different purpose in the beginning compared to the end. In the beginning of the novel, the commandments were written in order to structure their new freedom that the animals had achieved. Although, in the end of the story the wind had taken a different course. All of the pigs had taken away the animals Utopia and returned to its original ways which were those that were used with the humans.
Old Major’s skull is paraded around during the ceremonies. It represents what the animals have overcome in battle, this being the reason why Old Major helped them succeed through his wisdom. Around the time of the rebellion, Old Major’s skull reminds the animals of what they had overcome, which includes those they lost in battle to get this far, and where the idea of Animalism originally came from.
The gun is shot off in respect to those who had been brave and fought for the cause and well being of each other. The gun is used as a sign of importance, and the days it goes off change throughout the story, showing how Squealer’s propaganda works well enough to change the society’s views.
Molly did not want to have to do the work required of her but would rather be pampered by the humans as she was before. Molly showed her dependence on others by not wanting to be free. The ribbons symbolize the humans, both good and bad. When Molly was told to dispose of the ribbons and not place so much value on them, it showed how the animals were getting rid of the human race in their new society. This was not what Molly had in mind.