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Animal farm Chapter 5


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Animal farm Chapter 5

  1. 1. ANIMAL FARMChapter 5
  2. 2. Chapter 5—Summary Mollie disappears from the farm Ends up with one of Pilkington’s men Seen at the pub dolled up with ribbons Seemed to be enjoying herself
  3. 3. Snowball vs. Napoleon--Windmill Snowball:  Napoleon: Wanted to build a  Wanted to increase windmill food production. Says it would supply  Said the windmill electricity would be wasted Provide Light and time and energy Warmth  Said everyone Save labor time would starve to death
  4. 4. View 60 second Recap—Windmill Debate
  5. 5. Snowball vs. Napoleon—Defense Napoleon:  Snowball: Wants to get  Wants to spread the firearms and train rebellion themselves how to  Says if the rebellion use them happened Believes in making everywhere, they the farm safe from would have no need attacks to defend themselves
  6. 6. Chapter 5 Summary Before the animals can vote Napoleon calls out nine ferocious dogs, who chase Snowball off the farm. Napoleon then announces that all debates will stop and institutes a number of other new rules for the farm.
  7. 7. New Leadership Joseph Stalin and Leon Trotsky battled for the leadership of the communist party. Stalin won. In 1927 Stalin expelled Trotsky from the party and the country just like Napoleon did to Snowball In 1940 Trotskywas assassinated, Stalinunder Stalin’sorders. Trotsky 
  8. 8. Russian Revolution – KGB/SecretPolice/Cheka  Personal body guards to Stalin  Created to prevent against any counter-revolutionary activity after communism took over Russia  Used any means necessary to keep ―social order‖
  9. 9. Animal Farm – The dogs Napoleon’s enforcers Used to instill fear in other animals Taken from their parents when they were puppies and raised by Napoleon A part of his strategy to control the animals
  10. 10. Napoleon—Secret Motives We have suspected the motives of the pigs and Napoleon Chapter III stealing apples and milk for themselves The pigs appear more interested in grabbing resources When Napoleon sets his dogs on Snowball, he proves that his socialist ideas about the common good is quite empty Napoleon’s takeover a long period of careful plotting: He first took control of the dogs’ training in Chapter III. The banishment of Snowball is the end of long-
  11. 11. Propaganda in Action Squealer is used to explain Napoleon’s actions Says it was a sacrifice on Napoleon’s part to take on so much extra responsibility ―No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal.‖ p. 55 Says it’s for the animals own good that Napoleon rule ―He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions … and then where should we be?‖ p.55
  12. 12. Chapter 5 Summary—The Windmill Napoleon suddenly insists that the animals build the windmill Squealer is sent to convince the animals that the windmill was Napoleon’s idea all along Tactics get rid of the ―dangerous character and bad influence‖ of Snowball Page 57-58
  13. 13. Allegorical Connections toHistory 1928: Stalin announces his first Five Year Plan (an attempt to make Russia a modern industrial state) Convinces ―comrades‖ throughout the Soviet Union to work harder than they ever have Need to fix the infrastructure neglected by the Tsars
  14. 14. Other AllegoricalConnections Vladimir Lenin’s Body laying in state—January 1924 The body is still visible in Moscow The Mausoleum is open every day from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, except holidays, Mondays and Fridays
  15. 15. Other AllegoricalConnections Old Major’s skull was dug up and placed at the foot of the flagstaff Satire pointed at the Russian practice
  16. 16. Other Notables: Orwell was part of a Trotskyist group in the late 1930’s during the Spanish Civil War  Could be why Snowball is looked at in a positive manner Boxer adds a new maxim: Napoleon is always right  His personal motto ―I will work harder‖
  17. 17. Emerging Themes1. Poor Memory of the past makes the people easier to control2. Lack of knowledge or education makes it impossible to speak out against injustice Boxer-“…in the end he could not think of anything to say.” p. 543. Blind loyalty to one’s leaders is dangerous
  18. 18. 60 second Recap—Context Analysis