By George Orwell
Animal Farm Study Guide
1. What is significant about how the animals arrange themselves as they gather to hear Major? What might this arrangement say about future meetings or events?
The pigs and dogs sit in the front row. The other animals arrange themselves behind the pigs and dogs. In the future the pigs will be in charge, and the dogs will guard the pigs
2. According to Major, what is the cause of all the animals' problems? Man is the only real enemy. Man is the only animal who produces nothing, but consumes what animals produce. Get rid of man and all of the animals' problems will be solved.
3. What motto does Major give the animals? He urges them to remember whatever goes on two legs is an enemy. Whatever goes on four legs or has wings is a friend. He also urges them to refrain from coming to resemble man and lists man's vices.
4. What are the commandments Major gives the animals? Can you think of ways each of them could be considered a vice? No animals live in a house, sleep in a bed , wear clothes, drink alcohol, smoke, touch money , engage trade 5. Examine the song "Beasts of England". What imagery is present? What is the message? Why do the animals like it so much that they memorize it on the spot? To what emotions and needs does it appeal? The song paints a vivid picture of the day when animals are at last free of man and all the symbols of slavery such as whips and spurs are gone. It appeals to their dreams of a more prosperous future, an abundance of food and the absence of cruelty, and the need for hope to keep an individual from giving up.
1. After Major's death, what happens to the idea of rebelling against man? They decided to have revolution against man
2. Why don't the pigs like the pet raven Moses' stories about Sugarcandy Mountain? He makes up’s stories because he is a friend of Mr Jones.
3. What causes the animals to finally rebel against Mr. Jones and his four farmhands? Mr Jones was to cruel to his animals because he tries to whip them killing them or many more.
4. When the humans have been chased from the farm, what do the animals do? What do the animals do about the farmhouse? The animals walked around the farmhouse and went in and they closed the farmhouse into a museum and burn the cruelty stuff for the animals.
5. How does the behaviour of the pigs foreshadow their eventual leadership positions? The pigs are taking the lead position while Old-Major is reciting his Animal Freedom speech. They all sit in front of Old-Major soaking up every word. After the speech and Old Major's subsequent death the pigs take the lead role in planning "animalism". The pigs manipulate Old Major's philosophy to their own ends.
* From what you know so far about the pigs and the other animals on the farm, speculate about what the future will be like for the animals.
* As you continue reading, compare your predictions to what actually happens in the novel.
Chapter 3 & 4
1. What further examples of the difference between the pigs and the other animals occur in these two chapters? Pigs don’t join the comities; Pigs are the leaders, Pigs eats’ apples and drinks milk.
2. What are Napoleon's ideas about education? Napoleons ideas about learning is all about Children’s learning not for old people
3. How is Squealer able to convince the other animals to accept whatever Napoleon decides? Squealer used science to convince the animals so they would understand that The pigs needs to eat apple and drinks milk that they need specials elements because they work very hard with their brains.
4. Describe the Battle of the Cowshed. Mr. Jones led the other farmers from Foxwoods and Pichfield in the animal farm to reclaim it back. However, the…