What is foreshadowed when Squealer tells the animals they will eventually learn that Snowball's heroism in battle was "much exaggerated"?

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dalepowell1962 | College Teacher | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

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With Squealer, Orwell is foreshadowing that eventually anything and everything will blamed on Snowball.  Squealer apparently realizes that the animals have short memories and often question their own memory when they are told differently.  At the point where Squealer states that Snowball's heroism will come to be seen as exagerrated, he knows that he cannot say a lot at that moment because the animals remember seeing Snowball grazed by the gun shot by the farmer.  While he cannot erase that memory, he knows that time is on his side and that he will eventually be able to get the animals to see history the way he wants them to see it.

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i complely agree with this Tharnums answer on animal farm!

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tharnum | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

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No, i disagree completly with what your saying.. the Russian revolution is a good thing snowball loved the animals and he didnt want to hurt their feelings untill they betrayed him at the end of the novel. Boxer betrayed everyone in his own way . He didn't do his job he was tired and deserved what came to him. there was no foreshadow in what you are saying. You should read the book again if thats what you think maybe then you will understand the true meaning of the novel with true foreshadowing included. Your dusty. you embarresed yourself by answering incorectly to this poor kids question!!!!