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Animal Farm – Thug Notes Summary and Analysis

December 4, 2019

What a do comrade?
I read your comments And this week on Thug Notes we goin’ ham
with Animal Farm by George Orwell It’s all gravy up at the Manor Farm ’til
one night a prize boar by the name of Ol’ Major has a trippy ass dream
So this porker hollars at his animal homies to preach some of that raw gospel
Major say that men are the only creature on the farm that consume ev’rything, but don’t produce nothing which means the only thing standing between the animals and righteous livin’ is stepping to and stomping their two legged oppressors Rebellion dawg One night the animals rise up and kick Farmer Jones n his boys straight to the curb Finally the boss of they own turf the animals redub this bad boy Animal Farm and lay down a new rap called Animalism Up in this crib the main verse is that “All animals are equal.” After the dust settle two pigs named Napoleon and Snowball start calling the shots Thing is they always gettin up in each other’s grill When some humans try to throw down and take back the farm those animals don’t play They straight beast these fools and send ’em packin Then Napoleon and Snowball start beefing about the idea of building a windmill When the other animals start sidin’ with Snowball Napoleon gets all crunk and chases ’em off the farm Another pig named Squealer start tellin’ ev’rybody that Snowball was nothing but a snitch and a traitor Now while all the other animals bustin they ass building a windmill the pigs realize that some of the swag they need they just can’t get on they own so they hit up their two legged enemies and start trading with them on the reg Over time the seven commandments of Animalism get
twisted little by little until one day only one remains all
animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others Eventually the pigs get so crooked that they start struttin’ exactly like humans walkin’ two legged with whips of oppression in hand And in the end there ain’t nobody who can tell the difference between pigs and humans Looks like we’re back where
we started Listen up comrade this book ain’t just a story about animals On the real Orwell dropping some mad allegory about the rise and fall of the Soviet Union See the pigs representin the top dogs of the
the Communist Party Napoleon stands for Stalin the Soviet dictator Whereas Snowball really be Trotsky the communist leader who’s beef with Stalin got his ass slung out of Russia Squealer’s smooth talking tendencies representin’ Pravda the newspaper that spit lies to the people in order to further Stalin’s cause Old Major’s a mix of Karl Marx, the O.G. commie theorist and Vladimir Lenin the brain behind the revoultion When Old Major preachin’ to the animals his rhyme got the same flavor as the end of the Communist Manifesto The communists openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions” Working men of all countries unite! Also the animal’s revolt in chapter 2 echoing the Bolshevik Revolution of October 1917 against the Tsar who be Mr. Jones in the story and the humans attempt to retake the
farm in Chapter four reppin the civil war between the Russian loyalists and Bolsheviks in 1918 Now of all things why did Orwell use animals to chop game ’bout Soviet Union? Well check this quote from Karl Marx’s economic and philosophical manuscript of 1844 The worker in this human functions no
longer feels himself to be anything but animal What is animal becomes human and what is human becomes animal. But Animal Farm ain’t just going off about one point in history This book offering some legit truths about
all humanity cuz no matter who you’re with power can corrupt your mind And even the realest homies like Boxer are liable to start worshipping a crooked ass leader But you know what’s mad ironic B? If you keepin’ it literal up in here the revolution that went down at Manor Farm was actually legit By definition a revolution ends where it began Cuz the porky players that stared out getting f**ked by their human oppressors are now the ones doing the f**king Yo show your colors and get yourself a Thug Notes t-shirt son See your ass next week playa


  • Reply WOLF KINGS March 5, 2018 at 2:07 am

    Holy shit my teacher tough us this book and he was our history teacher but he never thought of this

  • Reply Mikey Wombus March 6, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    I bet 10 bucks that in the future, hollywood will make an animal farm kids movie.

  • Reply TCC March 12, 2018 at 2:03 am

    4:25 :(_3:43 :O_2:11 damn 😛 you summed up the series in like 2 mins_1:31 :O

  • Reply Kirtu March 20, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Anyone from grade 9 ?

  • Reply 000xyz March 23, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    Fun fact im gonna spit to those who dont know russian. The newspaper's title "правда", translated in english, means "the truth". And the thing about the правда is that it told the правда, the whole правда, and everything BUT the правда

  • Reply Aya A. March 26, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    I want to watch all of these. <3

  • Reply Joe April 4, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Rebellion Dawg!

  • Reply CC from CHI April 11, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    "I didn't choose the thug life, the thug life choose me
    -Ben Shapiro

    I'm grabbin' one of those shirts tho.

  • Reply Gilberto Ignacio Aguirre Vargas April 13, 2018 at 4:41 am

    Wait, so if Snowball represents Trotsky why doesn't he travel to México and bang a bi artist

  • Reply Zachary Marentette April 15, 2018 at 6:40 am

    Another ironic thing is that the pigs at the end were playing cards with those stupid capitalist pigs (pig is a slang for capitalist)

  • Reply sigil triple seven April 15, 2018 at 8:18 am

    Animal Farm is about so much more than Communism. It's about the nature of humanity and power, and how adding the later changes the former. It's very relevant to what we have going on today in America. The general populace is too blind to see how their current leader is even worse than those he rallied against. One of the greatest books ever written, in my humble opinion. The video was fun.

  • Reply Katie McD Bruce April 16, 2018 at 10:45 am


  • Reply Ryan 3000 April 28, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    This video got me an A in my English Literature exam

  • Reply Johnlocked in the TARDIS May 2, 2018 at 11:43 am

    2:51 We were told by that Squealer represented Goebbels

  • Reply Sofia Valenzuela May 8, 2018 at 6:24 am

    These videos are the reason I can survive AP English Literature

  • Reply Swervin309 May 8, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    The revolution always eats itself.

  • Reply Rachel N. Spaterost May 10, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    I think it's darkly funny how the pig's excuses get more and more bullshit throughout.

  • Reply Tyler Durden May 11, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others

  • Reply Chaloux May 25, 2018 at 6:31 am

    those commies

  • Reply Stewie May 30, 2018 at 4:10 am

    best summary ever

  • Reply D Redmond June 11, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    Is animal farm representative of hip hop? For instance was death row records like a dictatorship?

  • Reply Theatre squad 2003 June 16, 2018 at 5:22 pm


  • Reply Wardog _ June 16, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Look at this bullshit

  • Reply Pan!c on June 18, 2018 at 5:30 am

    i love this channel

  • Reply PEPA June 19, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    thug notes of 1984 :3

  • Reply bob bobson June 30, 2018 at 1:59 am

    Don't confuse Stalin's totalitarianism with Marxian economics . Marx was sympathetic towards the common man and woman . For one , he told us the truth about the fat cat owners and corporations always trying to get many times surplus value over what they pay the employees . We are working harder, more hours , and getting sicker and dying younger for less pay(adjusted for inflation) and cost of living become higher and higher due to the neoliberal economics era starting with reagan/thatcher and continued to this day including with those wall street democrats bill clinton and barak obama . We could use a dose of Marxian economics right now

  • Reply Daavid The schlumped gaaad July 29, 2018 at 12:49 am

    Fuck I never thought about that part of the literal definition of a revolution also being represented in the book

  • Reply Michael Sutton July 30, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Do the last book in the universe

  • Reply Newt Sears August 4, 2018 at 3:50 am

    The Bolshevik Revolution and the Battle of the Cowshed both happened in October. The more you know, right?

  • Reply MysticDN August 5, 2018 at 1:02 am

    The funny thing is, I typed Swaggersouls Book report and this came up

  • Reply jfmm99 August 8, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    The 20 acres behind the pond need to be set aside for BARLEY

  • Reply gabby forever August 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Can you do A brighter sun by Samuel Selvon

  • Reply nekaana August 15, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    But you know what's mad ironic B?

  • Reply Grahams 24 7 August 21, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    Earthling Cinema got its own channel, please bring back Thug Notes!

  • Reply ketosis August 22, 2018 at 3:44 am

    where do they get the peoples faces from in the videos
    is it just a stock image or something?

  • Reply Ken Mabie August 22, 2018 at 4:36 am

    have you seen the little piggies living piggy lives you can see them out for dinner with their piggy wives clutching forks and knives TO EAT THEIR BACON !

  • Reply J N Morgan August 22, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Hah, this was pretty awesome. I just finished reading Animal Farm for the first time and I like how he even included the detail of Snowball being injured during the Battle of the Cowshed or whatever it was called. I also hadn't picked up just how closely some of the characters were to real people. Major being Marx and/or Lenin, yeah, I get that and I noticed it quite immediately. Napoleon being like Stalin? I could see some aspects but didn't make the connection to strongly but once we include Trotsky as Snowball, yeah, it's making a lot of sense. Also the Battle of the Cowshed being the 1917 Revolution and then Jones coming back ending up being the 1918 Civil War which as I recall, fresh after WWI, Canadian soldiers went over to support the White Russians, meaning the Loyalists, against the Marxist Reds. A shame we couldn't quite get rid of the leftists but at least now the Soviet Union, even with their various successes at different points of its history in the 20th century, now stands as a glowing example of how Marxism just doesn't work. If only the left weren't historically illiterate…

  • Reply 日本男児 September 26, 2018 at 5:54 am

    George Orwell was a socialist but he didn’t like Stalinism

  • Reply Celestial Fox October 1, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    Can you do something on Adorno or Kant?

  • Reply dod shmil October 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    you really helped me with my book report XD

  • Reply D.A. Risse October 22, 2018 at 11:50 am

    Socialism is Communism Lite…. they just haven't gotten to killing millions when they first start… but they get there.

  • Reply Joseph Garcia October 28, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    Old Major's my spirit animal tbh

    Also it's always fun to come to Animal Farm-related videos' comment sections and see the debates between those that understand what Orwell was about and those who constantly miss certain bits to twist the story in favor of capitalism. This depiction of socialism is indeed a complete failure, but because the corrupting force of power led to the pigs forcing themselves on top with all other animals being able to only watch as the pigs gradually become what they sought to destroy. Keep in mind that at first, life on Animal Farm was bangin, but the pigs developed a greater taste of the life left behind and began craving more. They begin commerce with people not to show that capitalism is the only functional system or to show an inevitability of capitalism, but this all shows that the nature of capitalism possesses a strong potential to corrupt and eventually separate socialist leaders from the ideology they supposedly uphold. Remember that Squealer's propaganda covers for every little thing, and that by the end the pigs become such brutal yet efficient leaders to where the other farmers decide to adopt the pigs' practice for themselves. I'm not in the mood to write a wholeass essay or to make this coherent, but there's some of my take.

  • Reply NaTo October 29, 2018 at 11:55 am

    xupame la tulaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Reply Daniil Pashuk November 5, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    I like it that Pravda (meaning Truth) lied to the people

  • Reply Nick Taylor November 6, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Meet the New Boss, same as the Old Boss.

  • Reply Erin Taylor November 7, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Is their and symbolism to Boxer and his being sold to a glue maker?

  • Reply Thst Guy November 12, 2018 at 5:23 am

    Trotsky woulda been a sick pig name tho

  • Reply Galaxy Laurels November 13, 2018 at 3:59 am

    I wish I'd had this when I was doing my Summer reading project in High School.

  • Reply Jagrati Bansal November 18, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Awesome video but i couldn't stand that annoying exaggerated voice

  • Reply Dusters s December 6, 2018 at 2:25 am

    There is more to this book than politics. Nature is vulnerable to suggestion, as seen in the MAGA

  • Reply Fredarok December 12, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    Still sad about Boxer…

  • Reply themutantlizard December 14, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    The sheep: you don't wanna fucking know what mr Jones did to us when he was drunk

  • Reply Robyn Baylor December 17, 2018 at 8:08 am

    "Listen hurr… done

  • Reply Ronald McDonald December 23, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    I passed my English Literature because of this… I'm recommending you to everyone i know playah.

  • Reply Make Love Not War December 26, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    Please become my literature teacher

  • Reply bomber101581 January 2, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    What it do comrade!

  • Reply Canyoudigityesyoucan January 6, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    i think the word is sislicle- meaning the ending of somthing has started as the start had. sorry if I'm wrong or if that was confusing. Also writing an essay on 'how Orwell presents the character of boxer?' any help?

  • Reply A L Lopez January 7, 2019 at 1:28 am

    Marxism makes the assumption that people will work for the satisfaction of work itself. But it really doesn't happen that way, many people are not satisfied or happy with their work (even if it is what they studied or preferred), or just work as a mean to get money nothing more and nothing less. When people that do not enjoy work as required by the system, see that they can get by without working, or do not get the fruits of their labor directly, they simply stop working, if they can. Or do a pantomine of working which is called bureaucracy.

  • Reply Advocatus Diaboli January 14, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    just saying "Bolsheviks" sounds like "bullshit hicks".

  • Reply Harry Morgan-Osbourn January 16, 2019 at 12:10 am

    Another interesting – Napoleon is named after the actual napoleon as when napoleon had risen to power and named himself it was debatably even more of a monarchy then the monarchy the French had over thrown

  • Reply January 25, 2019 at 2:33 am

    im getting my teacher to show this to my class tomorrow:)

  • Reply Madison McNeal February 9, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    Literally reading the book right now

  • Reply Kylee Hyde February 12, 2019 at 8:13 am

    I just finished the book literally 5 minutes ago, and I YOTE it at my wall, the last line had me shooKETH

  • Reply Kanye February 27, 2019 at 6:18 am

    He’s rly smart and articulate but he’s being forced to act stereotypical and talk in that fake exaggerated accent… “thug notes” smh

  • Reply BOoM_32 February 27, 2019 at 7:16 am

    fucking amazing

  • Reply baz hennessy March 1, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    You believe you're doing a public service doncha. Utter bullshit

  • Reply Shawn-Carl Solagnier March 12, 2019 at 4:32 am

    you the real mvp

  • Reply Đăng Ký kênh mình may mắn đó March 19, 2019 at 7:39 am

    I don't want to criticize much about movies or novels but I'm sure The author will never know … Some pigs have … flew to space and "pooped" up the in head United States

  • Reply o p a l m a l i n e March 23, 2019 at 5:45 am

    Best summary of one of my Favorite books 😂

  • Reply Cutequeen March 24, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Anyone else doing this for their GCSE's?
    (English highschool exams)

  • Reply Mariguana April 12, 2019 at 4:31 am

    And of course the whole point is that the Soviets and the capitalists turned out to be pretty much the same.

  • Reply Javier Villegas April 16, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Bro just a heads up, in the October revolution the movement was against Kerenski and his provisional government. The revolution against the tsar was in February

  • Reply ggl 909 April 29, 2019 at 4:56 am

    What it do comrade. I will be using this more often.

  • Reply Lulu M May 9, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    "Listen hurr"😂😂😂

  • Reply Rosy Ramirez uwu May 18, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    You will make me pass my reading final

  • Reply Trenyce Meade May 23, 2019 at 6:53 am


  • Reply Duran Tapscott May 29, 2019 at 5:27 am

    Can you do some more classic Literature vids I'm running out of books to read

  • Reply matthew mundell May 29, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Out here saving college boy’s lives

  • Reply VentusMetallo June 11, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Can we get a season 7 PLEASE???

  • Reply kerrystolcenberg June 19, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Can we stop using "player" as a compliment ffs

  • Reply Zaina Rose June 20, 2019 at 2:31 am

    I like ur videos I’d like more content plsss

  • Reply Chris July 11, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Ravishing critique of communism. Great and fun read

  • Reply San Yates August 7, 2019 at 12:41 am

    When you can be street but well-read ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾, I’m a fan off the rip

  • Reply eigensinn83 August 26, 2019 at 6:30 am

    Please do: IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE

  • Reply John Rodriguez August 26, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Boxer is the perfect example of the false equivocation fed to us by our capitalist masters. "work hard and you will be rich" no one worked harder than boxer and yet he died in poverty. Sounds like illegal immigrants who work hard and get shit on in the media by the very same corporations that hire them. "Be loyal to the establishment" no one was more loyal than boxer, sounds like our loyal veterans who are now on the streets homeless. Despite both of his virtues he lacked the third virtue of intellect. That was his downfall. Intellectualism is something our political leaders want us to believe is not a virtue while they themselves attended Ivy league colleges. Strange, eh? Educating oneself and forming ones own opinion is looked upon as a snobbish endeavor to these people because then they cease to control you. I quote the awesome theramintrees channel on youtube " people who don't want you to think, are never your friend."

  • Reply Mr Anderson August 28, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    “Them some nice ass jeans but you gotta take em off now and then son”

  • Reply Erin Threlkeld September 1, 2019 at 12:13 am

    Do Anna Karenina

  • Reply Turquoisity September 3, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    Europe, Africa and Asia:
    Is this a typical American?

  • Reply Enoemen September 7, 2019 at 5:29 am

    I like this guy okay, but I'm not quite sure what he's getting at in the end. If revolution is pointless because 'power corrupts' or 'human nature' or whatever then why bother trying to improve society at all?

    Orwell was a socialist all his life and I find it hard to believe the point of 'Animal Farm' is 'don't bother.' Sadly I think the that 'Animal Farm' and '1984' are often abused as anti-communist/socialist propaganda. A tool for the capitalists. Oh well, gotta keep pushing on.

  • Reply GameTheorist 101 September 18, 2019 at 8:18 am

    This is one of my favourites in terms of classic literature.

  • Reply K W September 19, 2019 at 12:12 am

    I wish Thug Notes would do “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Atlas Shrugged” because those books made me want to throw myself off a bridge as mandatory reading in high school.

  • Reply Emiliano Rexach October 1, 2019 at 5:28 am

    Great job on the video. Please settle this for me Doc… who wins Mowgli (from all the mowgli tales) or Tarzan?

  • Reply Amy Cabral October 8, 2019 at 12:24 am

    “Man serves the interest of no creature except himself” (21).

  • Reply Sherri H October 8, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    How sore is your throat after you do these videos? ☺️

  • Reply Stan Marsh November 4, 2019 at 1:08 am

    I hope nobodies watching these for a book report.. Cuz youre gonna fail.

  • Reply Andrey Avramenko November 13, 2019 at 9:05 am

    I used his analysis and my teacher have me a 2 because he couldn't understand the grammar…

  • Reply SneezySaturn031 November 22, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    I hate the f*cking sheep, from start to finish I hated them

  • Reply Karina Karina November 30, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    "four legs good, two legs better"

  • Reply Fabian Valdelamar December 3, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Communism doesn't work because there's always a capitalist pig that screw up, I'm talking to you Stalin 😡

  • Reply C Dio00426 December 4, 2019 at 12:10 am

    Man’s more educated than my English teacher and probably richer

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