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Where is Napoleon during the Battle of the Cowshed in Animal Farm?

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dancingblonde22 | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted August 22, 2011 at 1:49 AM via web

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Where is Napoleon during the Battle of the Cowshed in Animal Farm?

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hilahmarca | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted August 22, 2011 at 3:31 AM (Answer #1)

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Napoleon is conspicuously absent during the battle of the Cowshed in Orwell's Animal Farm.  Orwell makes a point to show that though nobody spoke more fiercely about the danger of the humans and their imminent threat of reappearing on the farm, when it came to actually going to war with them, Napoleon left the fighting to the other animals.  Meanwhile, his political opponent, Snowball, led the charge against the humans and got wounded in the process, earning him great acclaim among the animals.  This is another example of Napoleon's hypocritcal stance on the farm.  He wants all the reward with no sacrifice.  He stresses the importance of animal continuity, yet he puts himself above the others.

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mavigiosantoro | Student | eNoter

Posted December 10, 2011 at 6:45 PM (Answer #2)

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to the puppies

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