Animal Farm – Assessment One
According to Major, what is the cause of all the animals’ problems? Major blames the animals’ suffering solely on human beings. Mr. Jones and his men have been exploiting animals for ages, Major says, taking all of the products of their labor- eggs, milk, ect for themselves and producing nothing of value to offer the animals in return.
What motto does Major give the animals? The message Major gives the animals is “Why, work night and day, body and soul, for the overthrow of the human race! That is my message to you, comrades: Rebellion” this message means why are all the animals doing work for the success of humans, we must rebel and stand up for ourselves.
What are the commandments Major gives the animals? Can you think of ways each of them could be considered a vice? The commandments Major gives the animals are “ No animal must ever live in a house, or sleep in a bed, or wear clothes, or drink alcohol, or smoke tobacco, or touch money, or engage in trade. All habits of man are evil. And above all, no animal must ever tyrannize over his own kind. No animal must kill another animal. All animals are equal. These could be considered a vice because they are all the things that Mr Jones and to the animals he resembles ultimate evil.
Why do the animals like the song “Beasts of England” so much that they memorize it on the spot? To what emotions and needs does it appeal? The animals like the song “Breast of England” because it represents everything they stand for and want to happen, the emotions the song conveys is angry and determination for every beast to rebel and start a revolution where creatures rule.
After Major’s death what happens to the idea of rebelling against man? The more intelligent animals felt it was their duty to prepare for it, there were secret meetings to plan what they should do and one night the rebellion is successfully carried out.
Why don’t the pigs like the pet raven Moses’ stories about Sugarcandy Mountain? The pigs don’t want Moses’ to preach about Sugarcandy because they want the animals to think that there is no better place than manor farm after the rebellion has been concurred.
What causes the animals to finally rebel against Mr. Jones and his four farmhands? There is no one thing that caused the rebellion, however the boar of Manor Farm, Old Major, told the animals that it was time to rise against Jones and start their own society which would be ruled by them and which would treat all animals equally but it truly started when Farmer Jones and his men forgot to feed the animals for a long period of time. Fed up with being hungry and neglected, the animals got Boxer to kick open the feed stores so they could eat. When they figured out they had within them the power to fend for themselves, they drove Farmer Jones, his wife, his workers, and the Raven off, and renamed the farm Animal Farm.
When the humans have been chased from the farm, What do the animals do? They celebrate there triumph and burned all things that remind them of Mr. Jones, they also change the farm name to animal farm.
How does the behaviour of the pigs foreshadow their eventual leadership positions? They become the leaders because they are thought to been the most intelligent out of all the animals and are the ones that truly came up with the idea of animalism.
Chapter Three & Four
What further examples of the difference between the pigs and the other animals occur in these two chapters? The pigs are treated better than the other animals, because of this the book starts giving you a sense of class and that not everyone is equal, it gives you the feel that the pigs are superior and get special privileges for example “So it was agreed without further arguments that the milk and the windfall apples (and also the main crop of apples when they ripened) should be reserved for the pigs alone.”
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