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Animal Farm: Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Never had the farm — and with a kind of surprise they remembered that it was their own farm, every inch of it their own property — appeared to the animals so desirable a place. She had taken to flight as soon as the gun went off. Looking in at the party of elites through the farmhouse window, the common animals can no longer tell which are the pigs and which are the human beings. Suddenly he slipped and it seemed certain that they had him. They tiptoed from room to room, afraid to speak above a whisper and gazing with a kind of awe at the unbelievable luxury, at the beds with their feather mattresses, the looking-glasses, the horsehair sofa, the Brussels carpet, the lithograph of Queen Victoria over the drawing-room mantelpiece.

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Animal Farm

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For the moment even Napoleon seemed at a loss. Not only can Orwell write with the best of them, but his philosophical and intellectual insights are notable. In Sugarcandy Mountain it was Sunday seven days a week, clover was in season all the year round, and lump sugar and linseed cake grew on the hedges. It was surmounted by a portrait of Napoleon, in profile, executed by Squealer in white paint. During the next three months there was much secret activity. The most glaring part of Woodhouse's introduction to me was the canonization of Churchill that he engages in alongside his discussion of Animal Farm. In the evening Squealer called them together, and with an alarmed expression on his face told them that he had some serious news to report.

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Animal Farm / 1984 by George Orwell

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The solution, as I see it, is to work harder. Years pass on Animal Farm, and the pigs become more and more like human beings—walking upright, carrying whips, and wearing clothes. The animals believed every word of it. . I do not know when that Rebellion will come, it might be in a week or in a hundred years, but I know, as surely as I see this straw beneath my feet, that sooner or later justice will be done. Every mouthful of food was an acute positive pleasure, now that it was truly their own food, produced by themselves and for themselves, not doled out to them by a grudging master. He tells them of a dream he has had in which all animals live together with no human beings to oppress or control them.

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Animal Farm Book Review

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Even in the farmhouse, it was said, Napoleon inhabited separate apartments from the others. Word had gone round during the day that old Major, the prize Middle White boar, had had a strange dream on the previous night and wished to communicate it to the other animals. To see him toiling up the slope inch by inch, his breath coming fast, the tips of his hoofs clawing at the ground, and his great sides matted with sweat, filled everyone with admiration. Chapter 2 Three nights later old Major died peacefully in his sleep. The boy did not stir.

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

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In fact, he was a revolutionary socialist. By the evening of that day Napoleon was back at work, and on the next day it was learned that he had instructed Whymper to purchase in Willingdon some booklets on brewing and distilling. Jones, for example, is presented as a drunken, careless ruler, whose drinking belies the upscale impression he hopes to create with the name of his farm. بالاخره مصمم شد كه به همان چهار حرف اول قناعت كند. Not a pig appeared to be stirring. You did not suppose, surely, that there was ever a ruling against beds? They explained that by their studies of the past three months the pigs had succeeded in reducing the principles of Animalism to Seven Commandments.

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Animal Farm / George Orwell

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Orwell's fairytale allegory on totalitarianism is a simple yet profound work. The production employed about 80 animators. But they saw now that the Commandment had not been violated; for clearly there was good reason for killing the traitors who had leagued themselves with Snowball. And who the other animal groups represent. Was that too much to ask? This single farm of ours would support a dozen horses, twenty cows, hundreds of sheep — and all of them living in a comfort and a dignity that are now almost beyond our imagining. There was more leisure too, inexperienced though the animals were.

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Animal Farm, by George Orwell

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He announced that from now on the Sunday-morning Meetings would come to an end. But as time passes, the ideals of the rebellion are corrupted, then forgotten. Clover asked Benjamin to read her the Sixth Commandment, and when Benjamin, as usual, said that he refused to meddle in such matters, she fetched Muriel. Frederick, a neighboring farmer, cheats Napoleon in the purchase of some timber and then attacks the farm and dynamites the windmill, which had been rebuilt at great expense. Snowball concocts a scheme to build an electricity-generating windmill, but Napoleon solidly opposes the plan. To end it meant doing something. Eric Arthur Blair, or George Orwell as the world knows him, is a genius at describing fear, terror, doubt, uncertainty, mischief, evil, and hopelessness.

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Animal Farm / George Orwell

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The horses carried it off in cart-loads, the sheep dragged single blocks, even Muriel and Benjamin yoked themselves into an old governess-cart and did their share. I just feel like both of these stories, and especially 1984 should be read by everyone. I did read this paragon when I was 13, and now I have grown, but this book remained my personified retinue. It was just then that Mr. Napoleon sent for pots of black and white paint and led the way down to the five-barred gate that gave on to the main road. He had demanded payment in real five-pound notes, which were to be handed over before the timber was removed. Three days later there was a terrible hullabaloo.

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Animal Farm Study Guide

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Old Major dies before his vision is seen, but two pigs, Napoleon and Snowball, take up the cause, flesh out his vision, and convince the animals that it's possible. I have to hit on that duffer Winston. When a storm topples the half-finished windmill, Napoleon predictably blames Snowball and orders the animals to begin rebuilding it. He and the pigs move into Jones' house and begin sleeping in beds which Squealer excuses with his brand of twisted logic. That was theirs too, but they were frightened to go inside. Chapter 4 By the late summer the news of what had happened on Animal Farm had spread across half the county. He assured them that the resolution against engaging in trade and using money had never been passed, or even suggested.

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