Sunday, May 31, 2009

CHAPTER VI ANIMAL FARMER ISBN 81 88280

Chapter VI Animal Farm
Study guide
http://www.enotes.com/animal/chapter-vi-questions-answers

Study Questions
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1. How did the lives of the animals become more difficult in the beginning of Chapter VI?

All that year the animals worked like slaves. Pg 46

Through the spring and summer they worked a sixty hour week and in August Napoleon announced that there would be work on Sunday afternoons as well. This was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would have his rations reduced by half. Pg 47.

After the rebellion and under Napoleon rule life was much harder then when it was under Mr. Jones. The animals didn’t have a say.
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2. How does Boxer deal with these new difficulties?

His two slogans I will work harder and Napoleon is always right. Pg 48.
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3. How do conditions on the farm under Napoleon’s leadership compare to when Jones was the owner?

Life was much more harder, they had to work long hours and deal with Napolean’s paranoid personality and the animals who protested were silenced.. Pg 46, & 47
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4. Who is Mr. Whymper and why does he come to the farm?

A solicitor living in Willingdon had agreed to act an intermediary between the Animal Farm and the outside world and would visit the farm every Monday morning to receive his instructions. Pg 50
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5. How does Squealer address the animals’ concerns about engaging in trade with the humans?

He assured them that the resolution against engaging in trade and using money had never been passed, or even suggested. It was pure imagination, probably traceable in the beginning to lies circulated by Snowball. Pg 50

Mainly with lies and blaming game with Snowball
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6. What change occurs to the living conditions of the pigs?

Moving into the farm house Pg 52

The breaking of Commandment # 4. Pg 18

4. NO ANIMAL SHALL SLEEP IN A BED

Muriel said she gravely, now read the [Fourth] Commandment. Does not say something about never sleeping in a bed? Pg 52

With some difficulty Muriel spelt it out.

It says NO ANIMAL SHALL SLEEP IN A BED WITH SHEETS.

She announced finally.

Clover had not remembered that the Fourth Commandment mentioned sheets.

Squealer uses Muriel explanation to his advantage because the whole matter in its proper perspective. Pg 52
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7. What happens to the Fourth Commandment?

The Fourth Commandment was violated and two words were added to the Commandment.
No animal shall sleep in a bed WITH SHEETS Pg 52
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