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cardsandsand | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 24, 2010 at 11:00 AM via web

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What is the reason for the windmill's first collapse, and how many times do they have to rebuild it?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 24, 2010 at 11:10 AM (Answer #1)

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The first time that the windmill collapses can be found in Chapter 6.  In that chapter, the reason for the collapse is that the animals have built the windmill with walls that were too thin to hold its weight up.  This made it collapse in the storm.  Since that is pretty much his fault, Napoleon lies and says that Snowball has sabotaged the windmill.

Overall, the windmill has to be built three times.  This was the first time.  After they rebuilt it, there was the Battle of the Windmill where the people destroyed it.  The animals rebuilt it after that and that time it did not get destroyed.

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