Flashcards in Animal Farm Deck (82)
What three types of story is Animal Farm?
What does Animal Farm as a whole represent?
The Russian Revolution
What figure does Mr Jones represent?
Describe how Mr Jones represents the monarchy of Russia before the revolution.
He lives off the produce of the animals - The Tsar didn't provide for his people.
He is brutal and doesn't look after the animals - The Tsar was despotic.
He indulges himself with his friends - The Tsar supported the rich.
What figure does Old Major represent?
Describe how Old Major is parallel to his real life counterpart.
-He dies before the revolution just as Karl Marx did.
-He believes in unity and equality between workers which is representative of Marx's -communism.
Which figure does Snowball represent?
Describe how Snowball is parallel to his real life counterpart.
-He wants to make life better for everybody.
-His views are idealistic.
-He is chased into exile by a new leader, just as Trotsky was by Stalin.
Give an example of how Snowball tries to improve the lives of all the animals.
-He devises a wind turbine in order to reduce the work of the animals.
Who does Napoleon represent?
Describe how Napoleon is parallel to his real life counterpart.
-He is devious and corrupt.
-He works behind the scenes for his gains.
-He isn't intellectual so kills opponents using minions.
What role does Squealer play?
He releases the propaganda and works for Napoleon.
What role do the dogs play?
-They represent the KGB.
-They use force to oppress people.
-They are loyal only to Napoleon.
What is Moses representative of?
The Russian Orthodox Church
Describe how Moses is parallel to his real life counterpart.
-He is the opiate of the masses.
-People follow him regardless of what he says.
-He depicts Sugarcandy mountain as a paradise much like heaven.
-He serves his own ends.
What is Clover representative of?
The Russian matriarch.
What is Boxer representative of?
The ideal of the working class. ie. noble, hard-working.
What is Molly representative of?
The Russian upper class.
Describe how Molly is parallel to her real life counterpart(s).
-She doesn't work.
-She likes luxuries such as sugar.
-She is selfish and runs away.
What is the significance of Moses not being present? (pg 3)
It shows how religion separated itself from communism.
What is the significance of the use of the word "comrade"?
-It implies equality
-It is repeated several times in a persuasive manner.
What is the meaning of old Major's "strange dream"? (pg 3)
-It is the ideal life.
-It displays the opportunities of a better life.
How is the use of short sentences useful? (pg 3)
-It engages the audience.
What is the significance of "I will not be with you"? (pg 3)
Karl Marx died before the communist Russian revolution.
What is the significance of "I may say"? (pg 3)
-It shows humility.
-Old Major was a man of the people.
What is the significance of "I understand the nature of life... as well as any animal now living."? (pg 3)
-It gives credibility to his speech.
What is the significance of "let us face it"? (pg 3)
-It shows the truth.
-He is showing the way (a prophet).
What techniques are used in "our lives are miserable, laborious, and short?" (pg 3)
-Curt ending for impact
What is the significance of "forced to work to the last atom of our strength"? (pg 3)
-The animals are enslaved.
-The use of hyperbole is persuasive.