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Animal Farm Essay Prompts
Respond to ONE of the following prompts in a five-paragraph essay. Your body paragraphs must follow the shaping sheet.

1. Read the passage from Chapter VII that begins with “’Comrades!’” cried Squealer,’” and ends “’Snowball’s secret agents are lurking among us at this moment!’” Then, in a well-developed and organized essay, analyze how Squealer uses various persuasive techniques to manipulate the animals. 2. Read the passage from Chapter IV that begins at the beginning of the chapter and ends with “hearing in it a prophecy of their future doom.” Then, in a well-developed and organized essay, discuss how the author uses various stylistic devices and selection of detail to comment on both historical events and human nature. 3. Analyze how Leon Trotsky, Joseph Stalin and the working class are satirized through the characters in Animal Farm. 4. Describe how the abuse of power causes three negative effects upon the animals of Animal Farm. 5. Choose three events from the novel and argue that they are representative of events occurring in Russia during its revolution and the reign of Joseph Stalin. Consider the following. • The Rebellion/the Russian Revolution

• The failure of the windmill/Stalin’s Five Year Plans • Executions of pigs and chickens/Stalin’s Great Purge • The Battle of the Windmill/Germany’s invasion of Russia • Napoleon’s use of dogs/Stalin’s use of the secret police • Cruel winters on the farm/Soviet famine of the 1920’s ***** You need to use your novel AND one historical source for numbers 3 & 5*****

Animal Farm Essay Prompts
Respond to ONE of the following prompts in a five-paragraph essay. Your body paragraphs must follow the shaping sheet.

6. Read the passage from Chapter VII that begins with “’Comrades!’,” cried Squealer,’” and ends “‘Snowball’s secret agents are lurking among us at this moment!’” Then, in a...
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