Sunday, May 31, 2009


Animal Farm
Chapter II

Study Questions
1. What happens to Old Major

Three nights later old Major died peacefully in his sleep. His body was buried at the foot of the orchard. Pg 11.

Note: Napoleon—Sunday morning past a boar’s skull which was nailed to a post in the garden. This, too, would be suppressed, and the skull had already been buried. Pg 107. Erasing the memoir of who started the words of the Rebellion.
2. Who are Napoleon, Snowball, and Squealer?

a. Napoleon—was a large, rather fierce looking Berkshire boar, the only Berkshire on the farm, not much of a talker, but with a reputation for getting his own way. Pg 11.
b. Snowball-was a more vivacious pig than Napoleon, quicker in speech and more inventive, but was not considered to have the same depth of character. Pg 11.
All the other Male pigs were Porkers

They also revealed to the other animals that they were able to read and right Pg 17.

c. Squealer-Was a small Fat pig with very round cheeks, with twinkling eyes, nimble movements, and a shrill voice. He was a brilliant talker, and when he was arguing some difficult point he had a way of skipping from side to side and whisking his tail which somehow very persuasive. The others said of Squealer that he could turn black into white. Pg 12

These three had elaborated old Major’s teaching into a complete system of thought, to which they gave the name of Animalism Pg 12 another word for Communism.

-----Note: Napoleon took nine sturdy puppies form their mother and he would make him-self responsible for their education. And he uses the Sturdy dogs to get rid of Snowball Pg 41

Note: Snowballs’s downfall Napoleon took no interest in Snowball’s committees. He said that the education of the young was more important than anything that could be done for those who were already grown up Pg 26.----This comes back to haunt Snowball Pg 41. The ousting of Snowball by the nine sturdy dogs.
3. What qualities do they each possess?
Napoleon-Reputation to getting his own away: Pg 11
Snowball-Vivacious, Quicker in Speech and inventive Best at writing Pg 11 & 18
Squealer—Brilliant talker Pg 12

4. What are some of the problems the pigs have to face in organizing the other farm animals?

At the beginning they met with much with stupidity and apathy. Some of the animals talked of the duty of loyalty to Mr. Jones, whom they referred to as Master or made elementary remarks as Mr. Jones Feeds.

They faced a hard to time to convince them of the rebellion and difficulty of convincing them of Animalism. Pg 12.

Note: Ironic due to a lack of education among the animals it was easy for Squealer too brainwash the animals their Loyalties belong to Napoleon Pg 43

Bravery is not enough said Squealer, Loyalty and obedience are more important. Disciple Comrades, iron disciple. That is the watchword for today. He also convinced them they do not want Jones back. Pg 43.
5. Who is Moses and what role does he play on the farm?
Moses is a Raven Pg 3. Mr. Jones favorite spy Pg 13, he also talked clever.

Moses the tame Raven Pg 13 is considered by the animal because he tells of tales of Sugar Candy Mountain.

He also didn’t do any work and the animals hated him Pg 13
6. What is Sugarcandy Mountain?

Sugar Candy mountain to which all animals went when they died. Burial ground for the dead animals Pg 13 [Animal Heaven.]
7. What is the immediate cause of the Rebellion?

At last they could stand no longer. One of the Cows broke in the door of the store-shed with her horn and all the animals began to help themselves from the bins. This woke Mr. Jones with his men had whips and lashing out in all directions. Pg 14.

The First Battle is Called: Battle of Cow Shed [In the end, it was named the Battle of the Cowshed, since thatwas where the ambush had been sprung. Pg 33 & 34

8. What are the immediate results of the Rebellion?

With one accord though nothing of the kind had been planned before hand they flung themselves upon their tormentors Jones and his men suddenly found themselves being butted kicked from all sides. Pg 14.

Mr. Jones was expelled from THE MANOR FARM Pg 15
9. What are the Seven Commandments?

1. Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy
2. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend
3. No animal shall wear clothes
4. No animal shall sleep in a bed
5. No animal shall drink alcohol
6. No animal shall kill any other animal
7. All animals are equal

10. What early indication does Orwell give to show that not all of for himself how successful these two greatest anti-totalitarian novels would become; about the author George Orwell.

The Animal Farm
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