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Animal Farm by George Orwell. Mollie the cat keeps skipping work and coming up with excuses, and when Clover confronts her about it, she denies everything.

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1 Animal Farm by George Orwell

2 Mollie the cat keeps skipping work and coming up with excuses, and when Clover confronts her about it, she denies everything. However, three days later, Mollie disappears and was last seen being fed sugar by a fat man. It is officially decided that the pigs are the smartest, but a rivalry forms between Snowball and Napoleon. An issue arises about a windmill that divides the farm up, and right at a time when it seems ike Snowball is about to succeed in getting all the animals on their side, nine dogs (the ones taken away in previous chapter) show up and run Snowball out of the barn. Napoleon then announces that all decisions will be made by the pigs. When there’s speculation, the dogs growl and silence it. Napoleon in the end decides that the windmill will after all be built, and when the animals are confused, Squealer puts all their speculation to rest by saying that the windmill was Napoleon’s idea all along and that it was originally stolen by Snowball. CHAPTER PREVIEW

3 Greed Mollie wans sugar and ribbons and is too lazy to do her work. She runs away from the farm and lives with a new owner that will give her what she wants Napoleon doesn’t care for the pigs running the farm and he wants sole power so he comes up with a plan to run Snowball out of the farm. Principles of Animalism It’s decided that the pigs have the rights to all the decisions because they are more intelligent…even if “all animals are equal.” Napoleon decides that the animals can’t even vote on decisions and that he is the one who oversees all committee meetings The skull of Old Major, now devoid of flesh, is at the foot of the flagstaff beside a gun and animals are required to pass it every Sunday morning. ITEMS/IDEAS TO KNOW

4 Propaganda Each faction (ones who support Napoleon v. ones who support Snowball) has their own slogan to persuade animals to vote. “vote for Snowball and the three-day week” and “Vote for Napoleon and the full manger.” Squealer emphasizes that the animals will bring Jones back and uses that fear to make them cooperate When animal’s ask why Napoleon spoke so strongly against the windmill if it was his idea, Squealer explains that it was a tactic to get rid of snowball ITEMS/IDEAS TO KNOW

5 "No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be?" "Napoleon is always right." QUOTES

6 Animal Farm by George Orwell

7 In August, Napoleon says that there will be “voluntary” work on Sundays, but if the animal doesn’t do it, their rations will be reduced by half. Even though everyone is being worked to the bone, it seems that there may not be enough food for winter.. The animals drag stones from a limestone quarry on the farm and use it to make the windmill. The animals have as much food as they had with jones, but there are certain shortages. Napoleon announces that they are going to begin a trade with neighboring farm. Napoleon begins to work with a human, Mr. Whymper. Jones has moved. The pigs move into the farmhouse to sleep in the beds. When Clover and Muriel point out that it was a commandment, Squealer reassures them that the word to focus on is “sheets” and that Clover wrongly remembered, and the pigs are not sleeping on “sheets.” The windmill is half finished. One night it is destroyed and Napoleon says it was Snowball who came in the middle of the night and did it and offers a reward of apples for Snowball’s capture. CHAPTER PREVIEW

8 Principles of Animalism Something unusual happens when the pigs join in at the quarry to help the other animals in physical labor. Old Major never wanted to handle money, as he warned the animals. However, the pigs do not admit that they’re going against Major’s wishes. They claim he never said anything about it. Napoleon is referred to as “the leader” and the pigs move to the farmhouse. The fourth commandment has mysteriously changed and a few words have been added. ITEMS/IDEAS TO KNOW

9 Propaganda Squealer convinces the animals that their memories are wrong and blames it on their dreams as there is no written proof of anything When animals remember that they once said they’d never use the farmhouse, Squealer emphasizes that it’s important for the pigs to have a quiet place to work and that their leader should not be living in an unsuitable sty. He says that a pile of straw is also considered a bed. When the windmill falls over and Napoleon realizes it’s their own fault for planning the walls too thin, he claims that Snowball crept in. He has a pig creep in to leave tracks to add credibility to his story. ITEMS/IDEAS TO KNOW

10 Greed The pigs aren’t satisfied with their stys so they move into the house. The eat in the kitchen and use the drawing room as a recreational room and sleep in the bets. They also get up an hour later than the other animals do. ITEMS/IDEAS TO KNOW

11 "All that year the animals worked like slaves. But they were happy in their work; they grudged no effort or sacrifice, well aware that everything they did was for the benefit of themselves and those of their kind who would come after them, and not for a pack of idle, thieving human beings." "The human beings did not hate Animal Farm any less now that it was prospering; indeed, they hated it more than ever." QUOTES

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