English Literature: Animal Farm Analysis Chapter Five

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Who is Napoleon's only rival?
Snowball
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What does the windmill debate give Napoleon the chance to do?
Drive snowball off the farm so that he can be in charge.
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What two things does Napoleon use instead of taking part in a fair debate? Give an example of each.
Threats (e.g. urinating on the windmill plans) and violence (e.g. unleashing his attack dogs.)
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By Orwell showing the reader an unpleasant alternative to democracy through Napoleon's actions, what is suggested?
That it's important to Orwell that democracy never fails.
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Talk about the theme language - linked to power.
Language is power, and so Napoleon sets about ending freedom of speech.
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What does Napoleon cancel and set up instead?
Sunday meetings - and sets up a special committee of pigs to make all the decisions without a public vote. This isn't democratic.
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How does Squealer promote the new regime? What does he say?
Using propaganda - saying that Napoleon has done everyone a favour by taking on more work.
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What is chapter five the first sign of? Explain.
Napoleon's dictatorship - which contrasts sharply with the harmony that came after the rebellion.
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Complete the sentence: The more like ____ Napoleon becomes, the ____ likely the society will be equal.
The more like man Napoleon becomes, the less likely the society will be equal.
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What aren't the animals clever enough to do? What are they scared into?
to find "the right arguments" to protest and they are scared into silence.
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Why is Snowball keen to build the windmill?
Because it could mean the animals only have to work three-day weeks, even if it will be hard work.
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How does Napoleon crush the plans of the windmill and remove his enemy?
He urinates over the windmill plans and calls them "nonsense" At the final windmill debate Napoleon orders his "enormous dogs" to chase Snowball from the farm.
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How does Napoleon undermine Snowball's ideas?
By building support amongst the sheep - they start bleating to interrupt Snowball's speeches at important points.
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What ideas does Napoleon have? How does he want to protect the farm?
Violent ideas - he wants to protect the farm with weapons.
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Complete the sentence: Snowball is full of ___ to improve farm life and is very _____. he's an ______ and is interested in making a "close study" of books. he's also a very ______ speaker.
Snowball is full of ideas to improve farm life and is very knowledgable. he's an intellect and is interested in making a "close study" of books. he's also a very persuasive speaker.
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What does Snowball want to do on other farms? (2) Why?
"Stir up rebellion" and spread the message of animalism. The humans would be distracted so the animals would have "no need to defend themselves.
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What does the windmill debate give Napoleon the chance to do?

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Drive snowball off the farm so that he can be in charge.

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What two things does Napoleon use instead of taking part in a fair debate? Give an example of each.

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By Orwell showing the reader an unpleasant alternative to democracy through Napoleon's actions, what is suggested?

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Talk about the theme language - linked to power.

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