Animal Farm Chapter 2-3 and Character Connections


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  • Vain, selfish, people of Russia who did not care about the suffering of millions.
  • Vain, selfish, people of Russia who did not care about the suffering of millions.
  • Animal Farm Chapter 2-3 and Character Connections

    1. 1. Animal Farm Chapter 2-3
    2. 2. Chapter 2 (Summary) Napoleon/Snowball description (16) Animalism Fully Developed (16) Moses-Sugar Candy Mountain (17) The Rebellion occurs rather suddenly Animals take farm and preserve the house (22) The chapter ends with a realization that the extra milk has gone missing
    3. 3. THE SEVEN COMMANDMENTS1. 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. Reduced to one line for the sheep to remember:
    4. 4. The 7 CommandmentsThey Reflect1. The Core Principles of Animalism2. The Perceived Evils of Man3. The Teachings of Old Major
    5. 5. The Russian Revolution-TheBeginning February Revolution of 1917 was the start of the Russian Revolution  Removed Czar Nicholas II from power Happened as a result of bread shortages  Led to worker protests  Which led to a mutiny
    6. 6. Russian Revolution
    7. 7. Chapter 3—Summary Pigs take charge/superiority-27  Raise the pups—(p35 )  Take the milk —(p35 ) Boxer’s mantra ―I will work harder‖ Snowball and Napoleon in conflict (p31) Squealer demonstrates knack for manipulating other animals—(p35)
    8. 8. Chapter 3—Analysis Boxer’s (The People’s) blind faith in the system 7 Commandments Set Forth  Anti-human directives (no clothes), moral values (not to kill other animal), utopian ideas (all animals equal) Role of Slogans
    9. 9. Chapter 3 ThemesEmerging Theme—Propaganda as a form of (language) manipulationEmerging Theme—Importance of knowledge/Danger of ignorance
    10. 10. KeyAllegoricalConnections
    11. 11. Allegorical ParallelsRussia/Soviet Union= Manor Farm Both divided  Working class/capitalist Both began with noble ideas  Moral dignity and equality
    12. 12. Russian Revolution – Leon TrotskySmart, energetic leader in Russian civil warGreat speakerBelieved in spreading the socialist revolution abroadThe natural successor to Lenin
    13. 13. Animal Farm - SnowballYoung, smart, idealisticWants to make life better for allOne of the leaders of the RevolutionWanted to spread the rebellion and industrialize the farm
    14. 14. Russian Revolution – Joseph Stalin Not a good speaker, not educated like Trotsky Strayed from Marx’s ideals Believed in ―Socialism in one country‖ Used KGB, religion, and propaganda to keep control
    15. 15. Animal Farm - Napoleon Not a good speaker, but asclever as Snowball Used devious tactics Did not fully believe in, or follow, Old Major’s teachings Had a lust for power and control
    16. 16. ADD TO CHARTThe Blind Parallels AllegoricalMasses The Sheep Anyone in any  They get stuck on society who is very slogans ignorant  Their knowledge is People who can’t shallow think for  Easily controlled themselves Four Legs Good. Two Legs Bad.
    17. 17. Allegorical ParallelsCzar’s PalaceAlexander Palace Jones’s Farmhouse Not long after the  After the initial departure of Czar rebellion, ―a Nicholas for Siberia, unanimous resolution a museum was was passed on the established within spot that the the Alexander farmhouse should be Palace. preserved as a y_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1&safe=active museum.‖ (23)
    18. 18. Russian Revolution – TheChurch/Religion  Marx said ―Religion was an Opiate of the masses.‖  It is used to make people be easy to control.  Later, Stalin knew religion would stop a violent revolution.
    19. 19. Animal Farm – Moses the Raven Tells tales about Sugar Candy Mountain • Exists up in the clouds • ―Lump sugar and linseed cake grew on the hedges‖ The animals disliked Moses because he ―told tales and did no work‖
    20. 20. Russian Revolution – The Proletariat Working Class citizens Loyal to the revolution The group who had most to gain through communism
    21. 21. Animal Farm - Boxer Strong, hard working horse, who believes in animal farm Well-respected ―Napoleon is always right‖ ―I must work harder‖
    22. 22. Russian Revolution – Pravda The official newspaper of the communist party. Worked for Stalin/government to support•Used lies/propaganda his policiesto convince the peopleto follow Stalin•Propaganda—Half-
    23. 23. Animal Farm - Squealer Smooth talker, deceitful Convinces the animals to believe and follow Napoleon Manipulates animals with lies, fear, and other tactics
    24. 24. Russian Revolution – Bourgeoisie Wealthy ―ruling class‖ citizens They didn’t care about the revolution as much as protecting their wealth Went to other countries that offered more for them
    25. 25. Animal Farm - Mollie Was vain, loved beauty and herself Cared about ―things‖ Worked very little Went with anyone who gave her what she wanted
    26. 26. Add to ChartRussian Revolution – Cynics and Skeptics  Doubted revolution would work  Suspicious of anyone who rose to a position of power after the revolution  Smart enough to know better
    27. 27. Add to Chart Animal Farm - Benjamin Old wise donkey, who is suspicious of revolution Thinks nothing ever changes Perhaps the most intelligent animal other than the pigs
    28. 28. Soviet Flag withRussian Revolution –Hammer andSickle The hammer represents the industrial workers The sickle represents the agricultural workers The flag shows they are united
    29. 29. Animal Farm— ―Hoof and Horn‖Flag  Orwell’s parody of the the communist imagery  Snowball found a green tablecloth and Painted on it the hoof and horn  ―The green represents the green fields of England, while the hoof and horn signified the future Republic of the Animals which would arise when the human race had