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Story Grammar
Story Grammar
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Story Grammar
Story Grammar
Story Grammar
Story Grammar
Story Grammar
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  • 1. Story Grammar Created by Morgan Information found in: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_of_view_%28literature%29 http://www.co.sauk.wi.us/dept/pz/farm_pres.htm
  • 2. Setting
    • Manor Farm, England
    • Animal Farm is a timeless setting symbolizing that the events of the story could take place any time, any place where someone has too much power.
  • 3. Tone
    • In the beginning of the story, the tone of the story is misery and indignation. The animals are tired of working for nothing in return and believe that they deserve a break.
    • In the middle of the story, the animals are motivated to do the work that will help their society. After the rebellion, they feel like everything will be good from now on.
    • At the end of the story, the tone returns to the beginning tone of misery and indignation. The animals have to work just as hard as they had before the rebellion because Napoleon took over. Napoleon and man end up being equal.
  • 4. Point of View
    • The Point of View in this fable is third person omniscient.
      • Third person omniscient is when the narrator does not participate in the action, but tells the reader what the characters are thinking.
      • This point of view focuses on any character in any action.
      • The omniscient narrator is generally the most reliable because the reader knows the thoughts of all the characters not just one.
  • 5. Characters
    • Protagonist
      • In the beginning, all the animals are the protagonist because they are working together to defeat Mr. Jones. As the story goes on, the pigs become the main character. At the end, Napoleon is the animal who is in charge of the farm and moves over to the antagonist position.
    • Antagonist
      • At the start of the story, Mr. Jones, Mr. Frederick, and Mr. Pilkington are working against the animals. In the middle of the story, Mr. Fredrick and Mr. Pilkington continue to work against the farm. However, at the end Mr. Fredrick and Mr. Pilkington are working with Napoleon and the rest of the pigs.
  • 6. Conflicts: Man vs. Man
    • Animals vs. Mr. Jones – After Old Major has a stirring dream, the animals become restless and make plans to rebel against Mr. Jones. They feel once they have accomplished the rebellion against Jones everything will be better.
    • Snowball vs. Napoleon – Once the animals have taken over the farm, Snowball and Napoleon start having trouble working together and both get greedy for more power. In the end, Napoleon defeats Snowball and has the dogs chase him out of the farm.
  • 7. Conflicts: Man vs. Nature
    • Animals vs. Winter – After the windmill is blown down, Napoleon orders the animals to work throughout the winter to rebuild it. The winter is bitter cold and the animals receive little to eat. Through that winter, the animals struggle, but still receive little food.
  • 8. Conflicts: Man vs. Society
    • Animals vs. Mr. Jones, Mr. Fredrick, Mr. Pilkington – Before and after the Rebellion, the humans are a threat to the animals either by the way they lived or the way they wanted to live. The pigs use the negative image of, “Mr. Jones will come back,” to frighten the animals into doing what they are told.
  • 9. Conflicts: Man Vs. Society
    • Other Farms vs. Manor Farm- While Napoleon is in power, the farms around the country are talking about how Animal Farm is run by animals. They are afraid that the same thing may happen to their farms.
    • Mollie vs. Animalism – From the beginning, Mollie is unsure whether the animals should rebel against Mr. Jones. She likes the ribbons and sugar lumps that he gives her and is not sure she wants to live without them. A few weeks after the Rebellion, Mollie runs away and lives in the luxury that she wants.
  • 10. Plot: Exposition
    • Exposition
      • Jones, a drunken farmer leaves animals unfed and uncomfortable
      • Introduction of Mr. Jones and animals
      • Old Major tells about his dream where there will one day be a place where animals rule themselves
  • 11. Plot: Beginning Conflict
    • Beginning Conflict
      • Rebellion
        • The animals defeat Mr. Jones and chase him out of the farm.
  • 12. Plot: Rising Action
    • Rising Action
      • Animals write the Seven Commandments
      • Animals work hard and have a good harvest
      • Battle of Cowshed
        • Animals once again defeat the humans
      • Snowball comes up with the idea of a windmill
      • The farm is divided between Napoleon (against windmill) and Snowball (for windmill)
  • 13. Plot: Climax
    • Climax
      • Napoleon kicks Snowball out and takes over the farm
  • 14. Plot: Falling Action
    • Falling Action
      • Napoleon stops meetings and debates
      • Napoleon decides to build the windmill
      • Mr. Whymper is hired to be the farm’s solicitor
      • Seven Commandments start to change
      • Napoleon starts to blame everything that goes wrong on Snowball
      • Execution take place
      • “ Beast of England” is banned
      • A new song, “Comrade Napoleon,” is written in its place
      • Battle of the Windmill takes place
      • Animal Farm turns into a republic
      • Boxer is sent away to a slaughter house because he is too weak to work
  • 15. Plot: Resolution
    • Resolution
      • Pigs are equal to man

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