English Literature: Animal Farm Chapter 9

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What does Boxer's hard work and suffering contrast with?
The pigs' laziness
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What does Squealer saying "too-rigid equality in rations" is "contrary to the principles of Animalism" go against?
Major's beliefs.
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What is shown by the pigs not justifying their actions?
How deep the pigs corruption is because they don't feel the need to hide it.
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Give two examples of the pigs not hiding the corruption of animalism.
They wear green ribbons on Sundays, and animals are told to "stand aside" if they meet a pig on a path.
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What happens once a week in the "Spontaneous Demonstration"?
Animals parade around with Napoleon at the front. Poems and songs are performed in Napoleon's honour.
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How do the pigs abuse the language "spontaneous"?
The parades are called "spontaneous" but they're organised
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How do the pigs abuse the language "Republic"?
The farm's declared a "Republic", but Napoleon's a dictator.
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What happens when the farm becomes a Republic?
It needs a President and there's only one candidate - Napoleon.
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What happens when Moses returned on Animal Farm?
He speaks about Sugarcandy Mountain and the animals believe him - hoping for a better life
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What does the animals' belief in a better future help them take their mind off?
The "harsh" farm conditions.
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What do rumours and stories promising future rewards make the farm seem?
More tolerable.
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Why are the pigs happy for Moses to stay on the farm?
Because his stories keep the animals quiet and obedient.
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How does Boxer's death symbolise a theme that underlies the whole novel?
When Boxer collapses and taken to be slaughtered, the animals don't react until it's too late. Often a situation that occurs in the novel.
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What does Squealer say about Boxer's removal?
He says that he's been sent to hospital and the animals happily accept Squealer's lies.
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What does Napoleon use Boxer's death as?
A way to make the other animals as obedient and loyal as Boxer was.
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What is ironic about Boxer's death?
Boxer's self sacrifice and blind commitment to Animalism ultimately led to his death.
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What do the pigs buy with the money from selling Boxer? Explain.
They buy more whisky. They have become drunks like Jones and the fact that they spend the money from Boxer shows that they're just as ruthless too.
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What does Squealer saying "too-rigid equality in rations" is "contrary to the principles of Animalism" go against?

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Major's beliefs.

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What is shown by the pigs not justifying their actions?

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Give two examples of the pigs not hiding the corruption of animalism.

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What happens once a week in the "Spontaneous Demonstration"?

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