The Humans

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  • The Humans
    • Mr Jones
      • The first paragraph: “Mr Jones...was too drunk to remember to shut the pop-holes” but remembers to pour a glass of beer before "lumbering" off to a drunken sleep
        • cares little for his farm and the animals
          • His neglect and drunkenness allows the animals to meet and organise themselves
            • When the animals rebel it’s spontaneous
              • even the animals are surprised by their success
                • shows how little control he has
      • The fields are “full of weeds” and the animals are “underfed”
        • cares little for his farm and the animals
          • His neglect and drunkenness allows the animals to meet and organise themselves
            • When the animals rebel it’s spontaneous
              • even the animals are surprised by their success
                • shows how little control he has
      • His men are “idle” and “dishonest”
        • they take advantage of his slackness
      • Tsar Nicholas II
        • ruled Russia from 1894-1917
        • powerful, unpopular and had absolute authority until the end of his ruling
      • A lazy drunkard, owner of the farm
    • Pilkington and Frederick
      • Represent western Europe
      • Pilkington
        • his farm is shabby and neglected
        • an old-fashioned gentleman-farmer
        • he represents the capitalist West
      • Frederick
        • has a smaller, better kept farm
        • e’s “tough”, “shrewd” and always “involved in lawsuits”
          • there are rumours of cruelty on his farm
            • represents Hitler and Nazi Germany
      • Dishonest
        • Frederick’s “bank-notes were forgeries”
          • shows how the humans can’t be trusted
          • Untitled
          • Highlights the problems with trade and capitalism
    • Whymper
      • Napoleon’s solicitor and representative in his dealings with other humans
        • Represents the people happy to work for the communists in Soviet Russia or do business with them, if the price was right
          • a “sharp” business man who realises that Napoleon’s business “would be worth having”
          • only agrees to work for Animal Farm because Napoleon tricks him into thinking the farm is prosperous
      • a “sharp” business man who realises that Napoleon’s business “would be worth having”
      • only agrees to work for Animal Farm because Napoleon tricks him into thinking the farm is prosperous
  • Pilkington
    • his farm is shabby and neglected
    • an old-fashioned gentleman-farmer
    • he represents the capitalist West

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