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Copy of Animal Farm

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Kate Turrell

on 25 September 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Animal Farm

The Seven Commandments
The 7 Commandments were rules put in place by the pigs, for all of the Animal farm to follow. As time went by, the pigs would continue to add to the commandments, and the animals were oblivious to the sudden changes. They were convinced they had overlooked the rules, and the pigs weren’t changing them. The commandments were...

Dramatic Irony
Dramatic irony is when the audience knows more than a particular character or characters. An example of this in Animal Farm, by George Orwell is when the hard-working horse Boxer, gets injured, and Squealer tells the animals that he is being taken off to a hospital. The reader, however, knows the real truth, which is that the pigs are selling Boxer to a slaughter house. Another example of dramatic irony, is when Squealer is found knocked out in the barn with a ladder and a can of paint nearby. The reader can assume this means that the pigs have been altering the Seven Commandments all along, but the animals in the book don’t think much
of it.
Verbal Irony
Verbal irony is irony that is spoken and in George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm there are many examples of verbal irony such as, “No animal shall sleep in a bed,” changes to, “No animal shall in a bed with sheets.” “No animal shall drink alcohol,” becomes, “No animal shall drink in excess.” And finally when, “No animal shall kill any other animal,” changes to, “No animal shall kill another animal without cause.” This verbal irony demonstrates the hypocrisy of the pigs and how they revised the original principles of Animalism, so that they could be vindicated of law-breaking.

Situational Irony
Situational Irony is irony that arises out of a particular situation; irony is an attitude or intention which is the opposite of what is actually stated or done. Situational irony occurs in a majority of the book, Animal Farm by George Orwell. For example, when the pigs were creating strict laws for the animals to live by, known as the seven commandments, all the animals made an effort to live by these rules and always follow them except the Squealer and Napoleon, who were the ones who created these rules. Another example of situational irony is when the pigs, Napoleon and Squealer stressed how evil the humans were, and then turned into everything they said that was bad about the humans, basically replicating them.

In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, the statement “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others” is a paradox. This commandment clearly does not make sense because the phrase contradicts each other; if all animals are essentially equal, there should be no following comparison. Although, the idea of being “more equal” is paradoxical, that does not stop Napoleon from using that rule to oppress the other farm animals.
An oxymoron is a sentence that combines 2 opposing or contradictory ideas. In the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell there are many examples of oxymorons such as when the pigs say “All animals are equal, but some are more equal” This sentence is an oxymoron because you cannot be “more equal.”
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Kate Turrell, Belinda Bell, Barry Grant, Brandon Cook, Madison Schwarz, Olivia Gallo, Amy Huang, and Kristen Mattera.
Animal Farm
Written by George Orwell
A motif is a dominant or recurring pattern in a literary work.
Anthems and Language- Anthems are used in the novel to invoke counterfeit patriotism towards Napoleon and his regime. Language is distorted in the novella to disguise and legitimize Napoleon’s choices.
State Ritual- State Ritual is used to distract the animals of the farm from their dwindling rights and declining living standards.
Education vs. Indoctrination- Education is process of passing along information, preferably without bias, while indoctrination is typically the teaching of certain beliefs that go uncritiqued.

Corruption of socialist ideals based on Soviet Russia: Force out/overthrow Mr. Jones (the czar) leads to competition between Napoleon (Stalin) and Snowball (Trotsky)

Weaker, less formidable candidate expelled/ran out of the farm - Snowball

Stronger, fear-instilling candidate becomes dictator due to help from dogs, and false propaganda spread by Squealer (The press), but ends up killing off some of the animals (Stalin killed off his own people) in order to maintain his power - Napoleon

Dangers of a naive working class: Oppressed animals don’t understand what’s really happening. Those who do understand (Clover and Benjamin) either are confused as to what the commandments really mean, or don’t have the ability to oppose p
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