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Animal Farm

What is George Orwell's message in the novel Animal Farm?

Orwell's main message in Animal Farm is that power corrupts, even when idealism is at play. The events of the story are an allegory for the Russian Revolution of 1917, where the bolsheviks...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2020 11:22 am UTC

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How are each of the Seven Commandments broken in Animal Farm?

The Seven Commandments, as set down by Old Major, are supposed to form the basis of the new Animalist utopia built by the animals after Mr. Jones is sent packing from the farm. But over time,...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2019 7:15 am UTC

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What happens in the Battle of the Cowshed in Animal Farm? And explain to me the building of the windmill (chapters 4–7).

The Battle of the Cowshed in Animal Farm is significant because it represents the point of no return for the animals’ control of their farm. Even as most of the animals jubilantly celebrated their...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2021 11:18 pm UTC

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What quotes best describe Boxer's traits and importance in Animal Farm?

The most important quotes from Boxer are his two favorite sayings: "I will work harder" and "Napoleon is always right." I will include some other important quotations by and about Boxer. Boxer...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2011 3:19 am UTC

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How does Napoleon gain power over Animal Farm, and how does he maintain it?

Napoleon gains power over Animal Farm by executing an effective plan to expel Snowball, intimidate his subjects, and utilize persuasive propaganda to manipulate the less intelligent animals....

Latest answer posted December 17, 2020 11:31 am UTC

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What is the main point of Animal Farm?

The main point of Animal Farm, a withering commentary on totalitarianism, is that dreams of a better society can easily go wrong if people don't first take a stand against despotism and, second,...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2020 11:33 am UTC

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Why do the animals confess to their crimes in Chapter 7 of Animal Farm?

For days after Squealer announced that Snowball was an undercover agent for Jones long before the rebellion, Napolean assembles the animals in the yard and suddenly orders the dogs to seize four...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2016 4:53 pm UTC

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What are the principles of Animalism in Animal Farm?

The principles of Animalism derive from the words of Old Major, the boar based on Karl Marx who animates the animals at night with his dreams of a better life for them after a revolution in which...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2020 11:04 am UTC

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Irony In Animal Farm

In verbal irony, words mean the opposite of their intended meaning. In situational irony, events unfold in ways opposite of what might be expected. In dramatic irony, the reader or audience knows...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2020 11:10 am UTC

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Why does Napoleon order the animals to stop singing "Beasts of England" in Animal Farm?

In Chapter 7, Napolean commands his dogs to brutally murder several animals who confess to various crimes against the farm. After the executions, Clover and the other animals stand on the hillside...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2016 12:06 pm UTC

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What are positive and negative characteristics of Napoleon in Animal Farm?  

Although Napoleon is a tyrannical, violent, and oppressive leader throughout the novella Animal Farm, he does possess some positive character traits. Napoleon is a determined, ambitious,...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2016 10:41 am UTC

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Satire In Animal Farm

A satire is a work which uses humour, irony or wit to highlight the vices, follies and pretensions of individuals, institutions, communities or ideas. Animal Farm satirises the breakdown of...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2013 7:36 pm UTC

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Where in the story does Boxer say “I will work harder,” and “I have no wish to take life, not even a human life” in...

Boxer says, “I will work harder” in several places in the book Animal Farm. Unfortunately, there are a few different editions of the book. I cannot give you specific page numbers, because your...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2012 9:07 am UTC

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Compare and contrast the book and movie versions of Animal Farm.

I'm going to assume you mean the cartoon-like version rather than the real-animal version which is not particularly well known. I always think the book is better than the movie, and Animal Farmi s...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2010 1:57 pm UTC

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How is Snowball a good leader in the book Animal Farm?

Snowball's intelligence, hard work, and competency make him an excellent leader. We learn early on that he is highly intelligent, for he is the best writer among the pigs. Orwell also shows,...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2017 12:57 pm UTC

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What are the milk and apples symbols of in Animal Farm?

In Animal Farm, the milk and apples symbolize the unfairness of the system that the pigs run. In a larger sense, the milk and apples symbolize the graft that the communist party elite, including...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2016 10:54 pm UTC

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In the book Animal Farm, what does Sugarcandy Mountain represent? 

Orwell's celebrated novella Animal Farm is an allegorical tale of the 1917 Russian Revolution and the rise of the Soviet Union when Stalin exiled Leon Trotsky and began his tyrannical reign of...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2021 11:38 am UTC

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How is fear used throughout Animal Farm?

Fear is utilized as an effective propaganda technique in order to oppress and control the animals in Orwell's celebrated novella Animal Farm. Initially, Mr. Jones ruthlessly wields his authority by...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2020 4:53 pm UTC

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In Chapter 2 of Animal Farm, what causes the animals to rebel against Mr. Jones and his four farm hands?

The revolution started when Mr. Jones was too drunk to feed the animals or to milk the cows; due to Old Major's rhetoric about the animals being better at running the farm than the humans, the...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2016 8:10 pm UTC

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What are the rising action, falling action, and resolution in Animal Farm by George Orwell?

The rising action is the name given to the events which build interest and tension ahead of the climax. In Animal Farm, the rising action begins with the death of Old Major and the rebellion...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2017 12:52 pm UTC

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In the book Animal Farm, who and what does Moses the raven represents in the reality?

In Animal Farm, Moses the raven represents organized religion in the Soviet Union. This is shown clearly in Chapter Two when Moses starts telling the other animals about a place called "Sugarcandy...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2017 9:43 am UTC

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Explain the meaning of the quote below from Orwell's Animal Farm. "The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and...

This quote is the last sentence of Orwell's novella Animal Farm, and illustrates how the pigs have become oppressive rulers, much like their previous human owner Mr. Jones. At the beginning of the...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2017 7:55 pm UTC

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In Animal Farm, what are the two animal military decorations?

Following The Battle of the Cowshed in chapter 4, the animals unanimously create two military decorations, which are titled "Animal Hero, First Class" and "Animal Hero, Second Class." Snowball and...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2017 11:46 pm UTC

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In Animal Farm, what does the song "The Beasts of England" symbolize?

The song is both a battle cry for the rebellion on Manor Farm and an anthem that helps the animals keep the spirit of the rebellion alive in their hearts. After Manor Farm becomes Animal Farm, the...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2009 6:49 am UTC

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Who are the three main pigs in Animal Farm, and who does each pig represent?

The three main pigs are Old Major, Napoleon, and Snowball, and they all are said to represent one of the three major figures of the Soviet Union. Old Major is slightly different from the other two...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2019 10:29 am UTC

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Why is Napoleon a bad leader in Animal Farm?

In George Orwell’s novel, more than any other character, Napoleon embodies the idea that power corrupts. He is a bad leader because he is selfish, manipulative, and power-hungry. Because we learn...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2019 4:44 am UTC

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Who do the characters in Animal Farm represent in real life?

Having become a Socialist in the 1930s after he was in contact with unemployed, destitute coal miners, George Orwell (the nom de plume of Eric Arthur Blair) later became disillusioned with it;...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2013 5:32 am UTC

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In Animal Farm, in what chapter does Napoleon take the puppies and is there another way that he has power over the...

It is in Chapter Three of Animal Farm that Napoleon takes the puppies. These "nine, sturdy puppies" belong to Jessie and Bluebell and Napoleon takes them away from their mothers as soon as they are...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2016 4:47 pm UTC

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How is Squealer able to convince the other animals to accept whatever Napoleon decides in Animal Farm?  

Squealer convinces the other animals to accept whatever Napoleon decides in a number of different ways. First and foremost, he resorts to propaganda, which he uses to considerable effect. Squealer...

Latest answer posted August 19, 2020 10:34 am UTC

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How does Squealer justify the milk and apples going to the pigs in "Animal Farm"?

Squealer, who is in charge of propaganda, insists that when good food goes to the pigs and dogs, everyone benefits. The pigs and dogs do very important work, they run the farm.He also continues to...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2008 12:34 am UTC

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How is Snowball used as a scapegoat?

In Animal Farm, Snowball is routinely used as a scapegoat after he is expelled by Napoleon. In Chapter Seven, for example, it is declared that Snowball is hiding nearby and "secretly frequenting"...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2016 9:52 am UTC

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Describe Old Major's speech in Animal Farm. What significance does it have?

Old Major makes his speech to the other animals in Chapter One of Animal Farm. To begin, his speech is inspired by two facts: firstly, Old Major thinks that he does not have long left to live and,...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2017 7:53 am UTC

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Describe The Battle Of The Cowshed

The Battle of Cowshed occurred because Mr. Jones finally was able to get a group of men together to attempt to take back his farm. At first, no one wanted to help Jones. In fact, Orwell states...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2016 1:33 am UTC

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In Animal Farm, how do the Sunday morning meetings change over time?

When the Sunday morning meetings begin, they function as a celebration of the Rebellion and the overthrowing of Mr Jones. They also have a practical purpose in that they enable a discussion of any...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2016 6:08 pm UTC

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Can you explain what happens to Snowball? I am confused.

In Animal Farm Snowball is branded a traitor and chased off the farm. This is part of an effort by Napoleon to use Snowball as a scapegoat and to get rid of a rival. Snowball's exile happens in...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2015 5:21 pm UTC

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How does communism relate to Animal Farm by George Orwell?

Animal Farm is an allegory for the Russian Revolution. Mr. Jones and the humans represent the capitalists of the West. The pigs represent the leaders of the Russian Revolution and the animals are...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2015 10:10 pm UTC

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Where are pathos, logos, and ethos found in Animal Farm? 

Pathos is an emotional appeal meant to persuade audiences by influencing their emotions. In the opening chapter of the novella, Old Major utilizes pathos during his moving speech in order to appeal...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2020 5:03 pm UTC

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What outright lies and distortions of the truth does Squealer use to prove that Snowball was a traitor from the very...

Napoleon uses Squealer as essentially the propaganda machine, the propaganda newspaper for the animals - to keep them in obedience. Some more Squealer lies: In order to explain why the pigs stole...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2010 4:57 am UTC

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What is the reason Napoleon took Jessie and Bluebell's puppies in Animal Farm?

In chapter 3, Jessie and Bluebell give birth to nine puppies. Napoleon takes the puppies away, claiming that he wants to take personal responsibility for their education. To do this, he takes the...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2017 12:48 pm UTC

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What does Snowball get blamed for by the animals and Napoleon? Please do not mention about the windmill getting...

After Snowball is betrayed and chased off the farm by Napoleon, his name becomes synonymous with disaster and failure. Specifically, Snowball is blamed for the destruction of the windmill as well...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2012 9:50 pm UTC

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Why do the hens rebel against Napoleon in Animal Farm? How do they rebel?

The hens rebel because Napoleon took their eggs to sell to the humans. In Old Major’s speech, one of the things he calls attention to is the fact that the hens have to give up their eggs. He uses...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2015 5:07 am UTC

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What do these names from Animal Farm signify: Snowball, Moses(the crow), Squealer, and Boxer?  

As well as representing real figures in Soviet history, these names also symbolize aspects of these characters' personalities. Take Snowball, for example. A snowball is white, a color associated...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2017 7:41 am UTC

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In Animal Farm, what do the pigs sleeping in the beds represent?

Among other things, it shows that the pigs have no intention of adhering to the Seven Commandments of Animalism. The Fourth Commandment clearly states that "no animal shall sleep in a bed." And yet...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2019 10:09 am UTC

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What is the main idea of the new poem "Comrade Napoleon" in Animal Farm?

The poem “Comrade Napoleon” is designed to focus the animals’ attention on Napoleon as a virtuous, benevolent leader and redirect attention from the revolution. The pigs really want to drive the...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2013 5:29 am UTC

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What is the moral of Animal Farm?

One important moral of the "fable" of Animal Farm is the ease with which language can be manipulated and twisted for evil purposes. Orwell was a journalist who understood the power of words and the...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2019 11:31 pm UTC

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Why is Animal Farm a dystopian novel?

Animal Farm is a dystopian text because it portrays a world where the characters seek to have a perfect or utopian society, but their plight results in a world that is worse than the world they...

Latest answer posted August 19, 2015 9:55 pm UTC

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What is Sugarcandy Mountain?

In Orwell's allegorical tale of the Russian Revolution and the rise of the Soviet Union, Sugarcandy Mountain represents the concept of heaven, which is propagated by the raven named Moses. Moses...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2018 4:52 pm UTC

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What Are Napoleon's Ideas About Education

Napoleon believed that the pigs should be the most educated so that they could keep the other animals subservient. Napoleon used education for his own purposes, as a way to cement his power. From...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2014 6:13 pm UTC

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In Animal Farm, what happens to Boxer? 

In chapter 9, Boxer has a split hoof and it take a long time to heal. He does get somewhat better, but as the work progresses in building the windmill, he collapses from overexertion. When this...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2015 6:49 pm UTC

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Overall, is life is better or worse for the animals in Animal Farm since the revolution?

With George Orwell's having written Animal Farm following his dillusionment with Communism, it is, indeed, apparent that the lives of the animals have not been improved, especially after Napoleon...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2013 4:31 am UTC

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