A movie and book about animals taking over the farm, Animal Farm, has a lot of differences, but is similar in many ways. In some ways, the movie is better than the book. Such as, Jessie, one of the many dogs on the farm, being a narrator in the movie, while in the book, she is only mentioned. Yet in some ways, the book is better than the movie. For example, Mollie, the young mare obsessed with her ribbons, is more involved in the book than in the movie.
In the movie, Jessie is the narrator and one of the main characters, yet in the book, she is just a footnote. The movie is better in this sense because instead of someone looking in on the situation and reciting all they see, the story is said in 1st person view, so it tells what’s going on in their minds, as well as all that’s going on.
Another difference is that in the book, Old Major had died of old age, but in the movie, Farmer Jones had heard the riot going on in the barn, and accidentally shot Old Major. Being a movie, it has to be more dramatic than the book, so they chose to change his cause of death. The book is better due to this, because the cause of death is more natural, and it seems more realistic.
In the movie, Napoleon uses a television set to distract the other animals when he tells them something that they won’t like, so he just tells them, then turns on the moving picture screen. In the book, there is nothing even mentioned about a television set. The television in the movie kind of distracts the viewers from the major plot of the story.
In the book, the ending finished abruptly with no feeling of hope, or ever overcoming the evil rule of Napoleon. In the ending of the movie, it ends with a sense of hope and the fall of Napoleon. Movies always have to have a happy ending.