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chadwick1 | eNoter

Posted March 20, 2013 at 9:27 AM via web

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I have to pretend to be one of the animals and have to confront the pigs about Animalism and the issue of "equality" on the farm

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 20, 2013 at 10:24 AM (Answer #1)

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In the context of the task, the realistic elements have to be put aside. The fact that any animal who "confronts the pigs" is usually eliminated would be a part of this.  If this could be put aside, I think that Clover has the most compelling case in speaking to the pig leadership about equality on the farm.  She has been there the longest and has seen life on the farm on the widest of scopes.  Outside of Benjamin, Clover has acquired the greatest amount of experience.  She has the trust of the other animals to approach the pigs about what is happening and how it is not in the name of Animalism.  

Orwell describes Clover as "motherly."  This description lends credence to why she would be the one who could speak to the other animals about how the farm has moved away from Animalism and the equality of all the animals.  The issue of equality on the farm can only be approached by someone that has the credibility to speak on the subject.  Clover has that.  I think that her questioning after Napoleon's executions and at the end of the novel in which she discerns only one commandment written on the side of the barn helps to make her a very compelling character to speak to the pigs about the condition of what is and how it should be more reflective of what can be. 

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chadwick1 | eNoter

Posted March 21, 2013 at 7:03 AM (Answer #2)

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In the context of the task, the realistic elements have to be put aside. The fact that any animal who "confronts the pigs" is usually eliminated would be a part of this.  If this could be put aside, I think that Clover has the most compelling case in speaking to the pig leadership about equality on the farm.  She has been there the longest and has seen life on the farm on the widest of scopes.  Outside of Benjamin, Clover has acquired the greatest amount of experience.  She has the trust of the other animals to approach the pigs about what is happening and how it is not in the name of Animalism.  

Orwell describes Clover as "motherly."  This description lends credence to why she would be the one who could speak to the other animals about how the farm has moved away from Animalism and the equality of all the animals.  The issue of equality on the farm can only be approached by someone that has the credibility to speak on the subject.  Clover has that.  I think that her questioning after Napoleon's executions and at the end of the novel in which she discerns only one commandment written on the side of the barn helps to make her a very compelling character to speak to the pigs about the condition of what is and how it should be more reflective of what can be. 

 

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chadwick1 | eNoter

Posted March 21, 2013 at 7:04 AM (Answer #3)

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thank you for the info.  What would I actually say to the pigs about the animalism not working and the equality on the farm.

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