Animal Farm Questions and Answers
by George Orwell

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In Animal Farm, discuss the significance of sugarcandy mountain to the animals' state of being on the farm.

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Orwell uses Moses and Sugarcandy Mountain as a representation of how those in the position of power seek ways to divert the animals' minds from the struggle they endure. At the start of the narrative, Sugarcandy Mountain is significant because it prevents thoughts of rebellion from surfacing.  If animals can constantly be told that their struggles in this life lead to redemption on "Sugarcandy Mountain" in the next one, then Jones'...

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