English Literature: Animal Farm Character Profile - Snowball

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Complete the sentence: Snowball is _____ and a _____ thinker, but he doesn't have "the same _____ of character" as ________
Snowball is lively and a quick thinker, but he doesn't have "the same depth of character" as Napoleon
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What two things/people are important to Snowball.
Animal Equality and the 'working class'
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Why does Snowball explain the principles of Animalism for the others?
So they can improve life on Animal Farm.
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Who is Snowball based on?
Leon Trotsky - the Russian Revolutionary leader and Stalin's greatest enemy.
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Give an example in the novella of Snowball being an original thinker.
He explains to the birds that a wing "is an organ of propulsion" He's got good intentions, but the birds don't understand Snowball's complicated explanations.
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Explain two characteristics of why Snowball isn't perfect.
He's over-idealistic, he forms animal committees but generally these end in failure. He's dishonest - when Napoleon steals the milk for the pigs, Snowball doesn't protest.
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Quote to show Snowball is intelligent
"full of plans for innovations and improvements"
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Quote to show Snowball is brave
"He himself dashed straight for Jones"
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Quote to show Snowball is eloquent
"won over the majority by his brilliant speeches"
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Quote to show Snowball is idealistic
"Snowball conjured up pictures of fantastic machines"
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How is Snowball portrayed as a strong leader in the novella? Give an example.
He's in charge of defensive operations on Animal Farm. When Jones and his allies attack, Snowball has prepared by studying the campaigns of Caesar.
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Give an example in the novella which implies Snowball is noble?
He leads charge against the humans and is injured. He proves he's willing to die for Animalism.
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What does Snowball receive for his bravery?(2)
He is awarded the military honour 'Animal Hero, First Class' for his role in the Battle of the Cowshed and is recognised as a hero by all the animals.
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What is utopia?
A perfect community or society.
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What does Snowball want to become a reality?
Major's utopian vision
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What does Snowball write on the barn wall? What is the issue of this?
The seven commandments - but most of the animals are illiterate.
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What does Snowball draw up?
The plans for the windmill.
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What is the windmill project designed to do?
Generate electricity for the farm to make the animals' lives easier.
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What would Snowball's windmill plans require?
Hard work - but it would benefit everyone.
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What is a turning point in the novella for the start of Napoleon's campaign of terror?
Snowball's exile.
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What doesn't Napoleon and Snowball agree? (Not the windmill!)
Snowball wants to encourage all animals on all farms to rebel, but Napoleon wants to build up power and security on Animal farm.
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Even though Snowball is an excellent speaker, what is Napoleon better out?
"Canvassing support for himself" outside the debates.
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What is Napoleon threatened by? What does this lead him to begin to do?
Snowball's heroism, intelligence and influence over the other animals, and so he begins to bully him.
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What three ways does Napoleon bully Snowball?
He trains the sheep to disrupt Snowball's speeches, he shows his contempt by urinating on Snowball's carefully drawn up windmill plans and chases Snowball off the farm through the use of his dogs.
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What is a scapegoat?
Someone who is singled out and blamed for something they haven't done.
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Once Snowball is exiled and Napoleon starts to gain power, what does he do in order to safeguard his own position?
He spreads vicious rumours and lies about the threat of Snowball.
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What three things is Snowball condemned as?
A traitor, Liar and friend of farmer Jones.
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When does Snowball first become a scapegoat?
When the windmill is blown down in the storm, Snowball is blamed. He becomes the "source of all evil" on the farm.
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What does Napoleon denounce Snowball as? What does he put himself forward as?
Snowball as a dangerous outside enemy and puts himself forward as the protector of Animal Farm.
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What did Stalin do when he came to power which relates to Snowball's position?
He ordered Trotsky and other political rivals to be exiled. He then began to persecute people who supported or sympathised with Trotsky.
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What two things/people are important to Snowball.

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Animal Equality and the 'working class'

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Why does Snowball explain the principles of Animalism for the others?

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Who is Snowball based on?

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Card 5

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Give an example in the novella of Snowball being an original thinker.

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