How may the gun’s placement at the foot of the flagpole be considered symbolic?

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In chapter 4, Mr. Jones and his men return to Animal Farm to reclaim their territory and recapture the farm. However, Snowball has been preparing for an attack and has cleverly studied Julius Caesar's campaigns in a book he found in the farmhouse. Under Snowball's leadership, the animals successfully bait Mr. Jones and his men into an ambush when they are well into the yard. Once the animals charge at the humans, Mr. Jones fires his gun and wounds Snowball, who continues to fight. Boxer then viciously kicks a stable-lad from Foxwood in the skull, and the humans panic. The men proceed to...

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