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why does Napoleon allow moses to return and tell his stories about sugarcandy mountain?  

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mzsuccezzful | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 24, 2012 at 2:09 AM via web

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why does Napoleon allow moses to return and tell his stories about sugarcandy mountain?

 

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tinicraw | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted January 24, 2012 at 2:54 AM (Answer #1)

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Napoleon allows Moses to return to tell about Sugarcandy Mountain because it is a distraction for the working animals from all the suffering they are feeling on the farm.  Good dictators keep their workers amused and in a state of hope for a better tomorrow so that they will not see any reason to revolt. The link below says that Moses the bird represents religion; which, can easily be seen by the name that Orwell gives him that makes reference to the Old Testament prophet. Also, follow the link for further insight into other characters from the novel "Animal Farm". It is interesting to note that each character symbolizes something or someone from the Russian Revolution of the beginning of the twentieth century.

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