English Literature: Animal Farm Analysis Chapter Two

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Talk about the theme - Education (linked to animals taking charge)
The animals that take charge are the ones that are educated
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Talk about the theme - Animalism (linked to controlling/encouraging)
Once the rebellion's over , the pigs carry on controlling the animals instead of encouraging equality. Orwell said that revolutions only work if the people knew to "chuck out their leaders" once they'd done their job
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Which animals are "generally recognised as being the cleverest?" what do they do with this intelligence?
The pigs, they take Old Major's ideas and turn them into Animalism.
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What were the benefits of the revolution?
Most of the animals are happier and the farm's more successful.
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What does the initial positive results of the revolution show about Orwell? What is he criticising?
That he thought the uprising was a good thing - it's the way the pigs go about taking control which he's criticising.
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When the rebellion comes, how do the animals attack? What do they do after the victory?
"with one accord" and chase Jones from the farm. Then they destroy the symbols of their oppression.
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Which animal feels a "duty of loyalty" to Jones? What does this lead her to do? Give an example.
Mollie - so she resents the new rules. e.g. she is reluctant to lose her sugar, and is found admiring herself in a mirror with one of Mrs Jones' ribbons.
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What do some animals prefer to believe in than animalism?
Moses' story about Sugarcandy Mountain.
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What don't most of the animals understand? and more importantly what can't they read?
The ideas behind Animalism and they can't read the commandments that the pigs write on the wall.
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Explain how the animals lack of understanding the ideas behind Animalism threatens Animal Farm's future
If the animals don't understand the principle, they won't be able to uphold them - the ruling pigs will be able to change Animalism as they please.
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How is inequality shown straight after the rebellion?
The pigs take control
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What is suspected by the reader when the milk goes missing? What does this show?
That the pigs are responsible. That the pigs are already putting themselves before the others. It also shows how trusting the other animals are because they don't confront the pigs.
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Finish the sentence... Orwell hasn't said that Animalism is going to go horribly wrong , but...
he introduces enough doubt in the first two chapters to make us think its not going to be easy.
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Talk about the theme - Animalism (linked to controlling/encouraging)

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Once the rebellion's over , the pigs carry on controlling the animals instead of encouraging equality. Orwell said that revolutions only work if the people knew to "chuck out their leaders" once they'd done their job

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Which animals are "generally recognised as being the cleverest?" what do they do with this intelligence?

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What were the benefits of the revolution?

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What does the initial positive results of the revolution show about Orwell? What is he criticising?

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