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  • Animal Farm
    In Animal Farm, the pigs start walking upright in the final chapter of the story and there are a couple of possible explanations for this. Firstly, the pigs have devoted a lot of time and effort to...

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  • Animal Farm
    Napoleon firmly believes that pigs are massively superior to all the other animals on the farm. He thinks they are smarter, more hardworking, and most of all, more committed to the ultimate victory...

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  • Animal Farm
    First and foremost, Orwell uses the work to comment on the rise of totalitarian systems of government in Europe in the first half of the twentieth century. The Stalinist Soviet Union is principally...

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  • Animal Farm
    Frederick is the shrewd owner of the neighboring Pinchfield farm, who is known for being "perpetually involved in lawsuits." He attempts to take advantage of Jones's misfortune. Frederick tricks...

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  • Animal Farm
    Following old Major's speech and subsequent death in Chapter 1, the pigs begin organizing old Major's revolutionary thoughts and ideas into a system called Animalism. Several nights per week, the...

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  • Animal Farm
    The Battle of the Cowshed occurs in chapter 4 of Animal Farm when Jones and a posse of men he has rounded up attempt to retake the farm from the animals. Snowball develops a strategy, having read...

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  • Animal Farm
    The hens' purpose in life is to lay eggs. Orwell uses this to show how the ideals of Animal Farm have been corrupted and to demonstrate how principled resistance to the corruption is crushed. When...

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  • Animal Farm
    In Orwell's book, the dogs and pigs form an exclusive group after Snowball's ouster. The new pig leader, Napoleon, is never seen without his army of nine ferocious dogs. We must remember that...

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  • Animal Farm
    George Orwell's Animal Farm is a novel famous for its satire and allegory. In the book, the animals working on Manor Farm get tired of the tyranny of their owner, Mr. Jones. Old Major, a pig, makes...

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  • Animal Farm
    Animalism, the dominant ideology at Manor Farm, proclaims the complete equality of all animals. But, as the narrator wryly remarks, "Some animals are more equal than others." The pigs are the...

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  • Animal Farm
    There is no one answer to this question as there are a number of contributing factors involved. Much depends on the political opinions of each individual. Snowball, for example, would say that the...

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  • Animal Farm
    With Snowball now banished for good from Manor Farm, Napoleon busily consolidates his dictatorship. But a good dictator needs good propaganda, something vaguely plausible to keep the other animals...

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  • Animal Farm
    In Animal Farm, Orwell portrays several animals as being heroic. Towards the beginning of the novella, Snowball demonstrates his courage during the Battle of the Cowshed by fearlessly leading the...

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  • Animal Farm
    During the meeting about the windmill, Snowball is attacked by "nine enormous dogs wearing brass-studded collars." These dogs answer only to Napoleon, and they were likely ordered to kill him....

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  • Animal Farm
    The pages 75–77 are located in chapter 7 of Animal Farm. In this chapter, the animals are facing very difficult times because the potato harvest has failed, and Napoleon has cut rations to the...

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  • Animal Farm
    Inequality is portrayed through the pigs' treatment of the other animals and the unfair privileges they give themselves. Following the Rebellion, the pigs begin to organize and essentially run the...

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  • Animal Farm
    In chapter 7, Napoleon calls an assembly to begin his purge and orders his dogs to immediately attack four defenseless pigs. The dogs drag the pigs by their ears in front of Napoleon before three...

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  • Animal Farm
    After Snowball is driven from the farm he is used as a scapegoat for every conceivable ill. Napoleon's dictatorship becomes ever more repressive and there are growing food shortages thanks to his...

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  • Animal Farm
    I assume that you're referring to Animal Farm by George Orwell. Squealer is effectively the pigs' chief propagandist, devising ever more elaborate (and unconvincing) justifications for their...

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  • Animal Farm
    To answer this question, take a look at chapter 4. According to the text, Mr. Jones and a group of men return to the farm in an attempt to retake it. This leads to the Battle of the Cowshed, in...

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  • Animal Farm
    In Animal Farm, Squealer and Napoleon introduce and promote a number of ceremonies. What is most striking about these ceremonies is that they are used to increase the power and prestige of both...

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  • Animal Farm
    In the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell, it at first seems as if Snowball is the best writer. Then Snowball (for it was Snowball who was best at writing) ... He is the one who alters the name...

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  • Animal Farm
    In chapter one, Old Major gives the animals a number of commandments. Firstly, anything that walks on four legs is a friend, while anything that walks on two legs is an enemy. Secondly, the animals...

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  • Animal Farm
    A good hook draws in the reader and compels him or her to continue reading your essay. One way to attract the reader's attention is to include a short anecdote, or story, at the beginning of your...

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  • Animal Farm
    In Animal Farm, the main antagonist is Napoleon. This becomes clear in Chapter Five when Napoleon forces Snowball to leave the farm as a result of their disagreements over the building of a...

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  • Animal Farm
    In chapter ten, Napoleon changes the name of the farm from Animal Farm to The Manor Farm during a toast with Mr. Pilkington. This act is significant for a couple of reasons. First, it marks the end...

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  • Animal Farm
    Throughout Animal Farm, Orwell portrays the events of the Russian Revolution of 1917 that eventually resulted in the totalitarian rule of Joseph Stalin. The pigs in the novella represent and...

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  • Animal Farm
    Moses taught the animals that there was a place called Sugarcandy Mountain, and said that all the animals would go to it after they died and live in paradise. In Sugarcandy Mountain, the animals...

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  • Animal Farm
    At the heart of Orwell's story is the message that the leaders of the Russian Revolution (who are represented by the pigs) treated the people no better than those who came before. In fact, as the...

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  • Animal Farm
    In Chapter 4, news of the rebellion spreads throughout the countryside. Initially, the humans sympathize with Jones but do not offer him much help. Each of the neighboring farmers begins to think...

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  • Animal Farm
    Pathos, ethos and logos are the three pillars of persuasion. It is difficult to be persuasive in writing or speech without using all three. Pathos is the appeal to emotions, ethos is the appeal to...

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  • Animal Farm
    In Chapter 3, Snowball and Napoleon agree that the pigs should rightfully eat the apples and use the milk in their mash instead of equally distributing it among the other animals on the farm....

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  • Animal Farm
    In a general sense, Napoleon's tactics lead to greater productivity on the farm. His insistence that the animals follow instructions and remain loyal guarantees that the animals remain committed...

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  • Animal Farm
    Boxer is a massive horse who is the strongest, most dependable animal on the farm. After hearing about Animalism, Boxer becomes its biggest supporter and plays an important role in the Battle of...

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  • Animal Farm
    At the beginning of the novella, old Major gives an impassioned speech persuading the animals on Manor Farm to revolt against Mr. Jones. Old Major begins his speech by speaking about the nature of...

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  • Animal Farm
    In Chapter Five of Animal Farm, Snowball surveys the farmland and develops an idea to build a windmill. When he announces this idea to the others, his dreams for this project become clear. He talks...

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  • Animal Farm
    Animal Farm is an allegory which means that it can be read on two different levels. Each character or event in an allegory stands for something else. Orwell's purpose then was not just a simple...

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  • Animal Farm
    To understand Squealer's particularity in speech, one should understand his character and also his role and position within the context of the novel. Firstly, as a pig, Squealer was in a privileged...

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  • Animal Farm
    Propaganda is information that a person or group uses to promote its ideology and ideas. Propaganda tends to be biased and/or based upon distortions of the truth. Napoleon uses Squealer to change...

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  • Animal Farm
    At the beginning of Animal Farm, old Major gives an impassioned speech in which he urges the animals to rebel against Mr. Jones in order to live better lives. Throughout his speech, old Major uses...

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  • Animal Farm
    Orwell's novella is an analogy for the events leading up to the Russian Revolution and Stalin's eventual rise to power as leader of the corrupt Soviet Union. Initially, Orwell praises old Major's...

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  • Animal Farm
    Yes, the animals are more or less behaving like humans. This is because Orwell wrote the story to illustrate in very simple terms, term that the average person could grasp, how political movements...

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  • Animal Farm
    In Chapter One, the only animal who did not attend old Major's meeting in the barn was Moses, the raven, who "slept on a perch behind the back door." Accordingly, old Major had a dream that he...

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  • Animal Farm
    The author of the novel, George Orwell, uses the animals as symbols to represent humans. This technique is used to great effect in fairy tales, fables, and other children's stories. The purpose is...

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  • Animal Farm
    In Chapter 7, Squealer tells the animals that Snowball colluded with Mr. Jones and attempted to sabotage the Battle of Cowshed. Squealer's lie is so fabricated that even Boxer questions it. When...

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  • Animal Farm
    During his speech in Chapter One of Animal Farm, Old Major urges the animals to rise up against their human master (Mr Jones) and take the farm for themselves: "What then must we do? Why, work...

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  • Animal Farm
    In Animal Farm, Mollie's internal conflict is based on her vanity, laziness and materialism. These traits are clear from her first appearance to the reader in Chapter One when she arrives late to...

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  • Animal Farm
    Snowball is a popular character on the farm until he is attacked by Napoleon in Chapter Five and forced to flee. After this, Snowball becomes unpopular on the farm because he is vilified through...

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  • Animal Farm
    While Napoleon and Snowball have different personalities, they share a number of common characteristics. They both have aspirations of leadership, for example, as we see in Chapter Two when they...

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  • Animal Farm
    Napoleon and Snowball play an important role in Jones's overthrow. They are similar in how they sit in the front row when Old Major delivers his address on Animalism. Both pigs are similar in the...

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