English Literature: Animal Farm Analysis Chapter Eight

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What commandment was changed after the executions? Why?
The sixth one to "No animals shall kill another animal without cause" to justify Napoleon's trials and killings.
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What does Squealer continue to do? Give three examples.
Spread propaganda presenting N as a good leader.Reads out lists telling of increased productivity&profits.N called "our leader, Comrade N"&given credit for everything-even for how good water tastes.Poem celebrating N written opposite commandments.
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What does the fact Napoleon's poem is written next to the commandments suggest?
That has become as important as the commandments.
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How is Squealer's propaganda ironic?
Because while he claims that things are getting better, the reader can see how quickly things are getting worse.
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What fuels Napoleon's paranoia?
That there are rumours of plots to kill Napoleon.
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What do the animals start to think the farm?
That it is no better than it was under Jones.
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Who does Napoleon decide to sell timber to? What happens? What does this show?
Frederick, who pays for it in forged notes and then invades the farm. This shows that humans can't be trusted - it highlights the problems with trade and capitalism.
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What does Frederick's men do to the windmill? How do the animals respond? What makes the reader sympathise with the animals?
Destroy it so the animals attack. Its the first time in ages the animals work together but many are injured/die. The animals are "weary and bleeding"after the battle&even Boxers idealism starts to fail-readers sympathise with their difficult struggle
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What does Squealer claim even though the windmill's gone? How do the pigs celebrate.
That it was a victory, the pigs celebrate with whisky.
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Explain how Orwell links alcohol to corruption.
Only the pigs drink alcohol, so it's another symbol of inequality on the farm. It's also one of the human habits Old Major warned against.
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What is the commandment changed to after the pigs drink whiskey? What is ironic about this?
"No animal shall drink alcohol to excess" It's ironic the animals catch squealer changing it, but don't realise that he's drunk. It shows their innocence.
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