Animal Farm [ Study Guide ]
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A horse on animal farm with great strength, and worked hard. He was a follower of napoleon, and his personal motto was "Napoleon is always right" and "I will work harder". Napoleon sold him to a slaughter house when he was of no use.
A pig who was the leader of animal farm, He used scare tactics to get things out of others and eventually he took on human form because he was captured by power. He kicked snowball off the fam with his dog. He comes in contact with Mr.Whymper and constantly changes rules. He uses squealer to control the animals.
A pig who ruled sided by side with napoleon until he was chased out by the dogs. He was on animal farm and he had new ideas to help make a better farm. He was chased out by napoleon into exile.A leader of the revolution, really wanted life on the farm better for all. Hes young and smart, and came up with the idea of the windmill.
A female horse, she understood that napolean was evil but wasn't able to do anything about it. She wasn't really educated (only knew a couple of letters) Couldn't read well.
A horse who was conceited about her looks and herself, and was sold to humans. She was vain, she loved herself and beauty, she didn't care about animal farms, and went with people who gave her what she wanted. She left to go to a neighboring Farm
A pig he was napoleon's right hand man, and provided false info to others, he was a propaganda. He told everyone napoleon was good and covered napoleon's tracks. He has a Big mouth and talks a lot. Conveniences animals to believe and follow napoleon. He changes and manipulates the commandment.
A human who was the original owner of the farm. He was always drunk, and neglected the animals (Treated the animals wrong). and he was chased out by his own animals. Sometimes kind (mixes milk in animal mash)
The old wise pig of the animals who created animalism, and told them man is the true source of evil and should be abolished, and died shortly after (before the revolution) .He sparked the revolution, and spoke about his dream/ vision, and taught animalism.
A pig who wrote poems and songs, and he wrote a song for napoleon that replaced beasts of england.
A mule (Donkey) who was skeptical about the revolution. He was an old wise donkey, who is suspicious about the revolution. Thinks "things never change." He is lazy, and didn't think of animal farm one way or another. Friends with boxer and is emotionless
A human who was the owner of the neighboring Farm (Pinchfield). Tricks napoleon into buying wood for free (greedy). He has many business transactions with napoleon
A human who helped napoleon and the farm by trading goods for money. He is the messenger associated with outside world for napoleon with buying and selling goods. Napoleon didn't want anyone to know that they were in financial need.
The pig who was the taste tester for napoleon. He tested napoleons food to make sure it wasn't poisoned. He made sure the food was safe to eat it.
A bird (Raven) who told the animals about sugar candy mountain. He is the religious figure on the Farm (religion). Safe haven of peace. In the end he was on napoleon's side.
A white goat who has a small role on animal farm. She read the commandments to clover after they were changed by the pigs.
A human who was the owner of the neighboring farm (Foxwood). He was engaged in business transactions with napoleon.
Practice of eating ones own kind
Intended to be mysterious or obscure (secret)
Feeding of something by injuring it and gaining benefits from it. Living on others without any useful
One with selfish motives. Doubtful as to whether something is worth while.
Power to win by speaking
Deceit (Making someone believe its true its not)
Expressions of the face
The way a person looks and acts
Malise or extreme hatred
Strategy to gain a particular aim or goal
Ardent Follower (Passionate Follower)
The act of burial
Easily managed or controlled
Lack of interest or indifferent
Doing something without preparation
Sharp ; Intense
Disgraceful ; Shameful
Providing False or misleading info. The spreading of ideas or info to further damage a cause
Irresponsible to his animals (lets them starve)
Sometimes Cruel-Beats them with a whip
Sometimes Kind- Mixes milk in animal mash.
Czar Nicholas II
Poor leader at best, compared to western king
Cruel- Sometimes brutal with opponents
Sometimes Kind- Hired students as spies to make money
Not a good speaker, not as cleaver as snowball
Cruel, Brutal, Selfish, devious and corrupt
His ambition is for power, killed opponents
Used dog, Moses, and squealer to control animals
Not good speaker, not educated like Trotsky
Same as napoleon, didn't follow Marx's idea
Cared for power, killed all that opposed him
Used KGB, allowed church and propagandized
Workers do work, rich keep the money, animals revolt
Dies before revolution
Sparked the revolution
"workers of the world unite" Take over Government
Dies before Russian revolution
Sparks the revolution
Young , Smart, good speakers, idealistic
Really wants to make life better for all
One of leaders of revolution
Chased away into exile by napoleon's Dog
Other leader of "October Revolution"
Pure Communists, Followed Marx
Wanted to improve life for all in Russia
Chased away by Lenin's KGB (secret police)
Big mouth and talks a lot
Convinces animals to believe and follow napoleon
Changes and manipulates the commandments
Propaganda department of Lenin's Government
Worked for Stalin to support his image
Used any lie to convince the people to follow Stalin
Benefited from the fact that education was controlled
Strong, hard working horse, believes in animal farm
"Napoleon is always right" and "I must work harder"
Gives his all is betrayed by napoleon, who sells him
Dedicated but tricked communist supporters
People believed Stalin because he was "communist"
Many stayed loyal after it was obvious Stalin is a tyrant
Betrayed by Stalin who ignored and killed them
Old, wise donkey who is suspicious of revolution
Thinks "nothing ever changes" is right
His suspicions are true about boxer and sign changes
Skeptical people in Russia and outside Russia
Weren't sure revolution wouldn't change anything
Realized that a crazy leader can call himself communist
Knew that communism would not work with power
A private army that used fear to force animals to work
Killed or intimidated any opponent of napoleon
Another part of napoleons strategy to control animals
Not really police, but forces support for Stalin
Used force, often killed entire families for disobedience
Totally loyal, part of lenins power, even over army
A hidden meaning or message. Read on more than one level.
Making fun of something to show the true meaning of something. A story used to make fun of the downfalls of humans
Giving human qualities to nonhuman things, such as animals, aspects of nature, or even ideas.
An event occurs that directly contradicts the expectations of the reader or the audience (example: it is ironic that the pigs are the ones who came up with the seven commandments but are also the ones that do not obey them).
Use of hints or clues that suggest the outcome of a story
A reference in a literary work to do something outside the work. The reference is usually to some famous person, event, or other literary work
What does old major give his speech about?
He talks about starting a revolution against men. His dream and vision was about equality for animals, and a vision of life of prosperity for animals without man (Life without man)
How does the First rebellion against the humans start?
Rebel against Mr.Jones and everyone who lives on the Farm. Jones didn't feed them for the whole day and was about to whip them when they broke into the food room.
What is Animalism?
(communism) All animals are equal, everyone owns the farm, and everyone benefits from each other and everyone
What were the seven commandments the animals first created on Animal Farm?
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
What was the Beasts of England?
The song written in celebration of the rebellion. Helped the revolution start, old major taught them it from his childhood.
What was the name of the battle between the humans and animals?
Who was the leader for the animals in that battle?
The battle between the humans and animals is called battle of the cowshed and the leader for the animal is snowball.
What is the eight word statement that is always repeated that references the humans are the enemies?
Four legs are good, Two legs are bad
What is the name of the windmill?
Who wrote the poem that took over beasts of England?
Minimus wrote the poem that took over beasts of england.
Why was Beasts of England no more?
It represented old animal farm when they wanted freedom but they are in a new time ("The revolution was now over"). Really napoleon didn't want to spark anymore revolutions.
How does moses describe Sugarcandy Mountain?
A nice place you go when you die (If you follow napoleon), A life of peace with no work
How does napoleon maintain discipline for all the animals on the farm?
He uses scare tactics, the dogs for fear, and he reduces food.
Who accomplished the executions?
What happened to snowball because of napoleon?
He was exiled (chased out ) because of napoleon by the dogs.
Which animal does the ribbon belong to?
Mollie, but it later on belongs to the pigs. (Green ribbon is for the green fields, and red is the spread of communism)
What are the significance of October 12th and Midsummer day?
October 12th is the day the battle of the cowshed happened
Midsummer Day is the day of the rebellion against Mr.Jones.
What is Orwell trying to prove in this book?
Those who have power may be corrupted.
What corrupts those who posses it? This is a major theme in animal farm.
What happens to Benjamin?
He lives a long life and realizes some animals are more equal than others.
What happens to Boxer?
He gets sold to a slaughter company by napoleon because he has no use on the farm anymore after falling and injuring himself.
How does Boxer say he can solve all the farm's problems?
His personal Mottos "I will work harder" and "Napoleon is always right"
Why is Boxer admired so much by the other animal in the farm?
For his hard work, dedication, and not complaining.
What do the pigs do in the later part of the story that shows they are taking on human habits?
They stand on two legs. Orwell is symbolizing that they made a 180 turn and have become the enemy
What did napoleon change the name of the farm at the end of the novel?
Manor Farm (The original name)
How did Napoleon portray human characteristics?
Walked on two legs, Killed people, Sleeping in beds, Drinking, Gambling, engaging with human, and dealing with money. (cloth and whip animals)
How did the life and death of Boxer symbolize what Orwell saw as the basic problem with totalitarian societies?
Boxer Was loyal, but loyalty at the end of the day is not helpful. Your loyalty will only take you as far as what you can give to society. When you are not useful to society, then your dead or not cared for.