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What did the flag that Snowball designed for the farm look like in Animal Farm?

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storvick14 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 9, 2013 at 3:00 AM via iOS

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What did the flag that Snowball designed for the farm look like in Animal Farm?

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 9, 2013 at 4:37 AM (Answer #1)

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Snowball designs the flag as a green background with a white hoof and horn logo.

The animals celebrate their new lifestyle with a flag-hoisting ceremony every Sunday.

Snowball had found in the harness-room an old green tablecloth of Mrs. Jones's and had painted on it a hoof and a horn in white. (ch 3)

Snowball says that the green background symbolizes the fields of England, and the hoof and horn logo symbolize the brotherhood of the animals and how they are working together.

In the beginning, they run the flag up and sing “Beasts of England.”  The animals pass by the skill of Old Major in a reverent manner.  Eventually, they eliminate the song and the flag becomes plain green.  This is the point when Animal Farm is no longer equal.

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