English Literature: Animal Farm Analysis Chapter Six

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What is a scapegoat?
Someone who is singled out and punished for something they haven't done.
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Who does Napoleon blame when the windmill collapses in the storm? What does he call him?
He blames it on Snowball, saying he sabotage it. He called him a "miserable traitor"
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What does Napoleon give to Snowball? What is offered if he is found?
The death sentence - a reward is promised to anyone who catches him.
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Why is using Snowball as a scapegoat a useful tactic?
Because Napoleon uses it many times as it makes the animals scared of an invisible enemy, rather than focusing on Napoleon's reign of terror.
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What does Squealer say when the pigs move into the farm house?
That it was never against the rules - the animals must have imagined it.
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How does Squealer stop the animals from protesting?
He threatens them - saying Jones will come back if the pigs don't get enough rest.
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What do the threats of Jones' return make the animals think?
That conditions won the farm are better now than they were before - they can't reply on their memories.
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What does Napoleon introduce on Sunday afternoons?
Work which was previously a day of rest.
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Talk about Napoleon saying the work on Sunday afternoons are "strictly voluntary"
The threat (their rations are halved if they don't work) is hidden by clever words - the work's compulsory but Napoleon calls it "voluntary"
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Which human does Napoleon decide to work with her?
My Whymper - a local solicitor.
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What does Napoleon claim about the work with Mr Whymper? What rumour is there?
That its not for commercial gain - but there are rumours of a deal with Pilkington or Frederick.
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What rule is Napoleon breaking by working with Mr Whymper?
He allows Human's onto the farm. Capitalism is back.
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What do the pigs do when they move into the farm house? What do they continue to do?
They start sleeping in beds - they live more separate from the other animals and become more like man.
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What do they change the commandment to when they sleep in the bed? Explain.
"No animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets" Animalism has been corrupted and the pigs start to abuse language.
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What do the pigs decide they need? What do the animals do?
That they need more sleep, and get up an hour later than the others. The animals simply accepted this.
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What does the pigs lazy behaviour contrast with?
Boxer's selfless hard work.
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Who does Napoleon blame when the windmill collapses in the storm? What does he call him?

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