As she looks down on the farm, what are Clover's thoughts?

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sullymonster eNotes educator| Certified Educator

This is the only time in the novel that Orwell gives the reader a glimpse inside the head of one of the characters.  For a brief instance, we are able to read Clover's feelings and understand her opinions.  She doesn't trust Napoleon.  She sees that things are not going well on the farm.  But she doesn't know how to change things.  She is scared and confused, and does not have the skill that Squealer does to rally the other animals around her and convince them with speech.  Orwell lets us know that the animals of the farm are to be pitied; they are not allowing themselves to be controlled because they lack independent thought, they are simply too afraid to challenge their leader.