Characters in Animal Farm by George Orwell, Questions and Answers

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COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS:

1) How is your first impression of;

Old Major: He is a powerful and persuasive character and can be directed as the leader of the pack. “It is not crystal clear, comrades, that all the evils of this life of ours spring from the tyranny of human beings?” This is where it all began with his solution to overpower man which would result in equality with all the animals showing his enthusiasm and impeccable mental, persuasive power. Boxer: Is a cart-horse, who has incredible strength, dedication and loyalty to show the type of character he portrays to be also shown in the quote “an enormous beast, nearly eighteen hands high, and as strong as any two ordinary horses put together”. He is one who can
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Intelligent, passionate, a lot less devious than Napoleon. “He’s a more vivacious pig than Napoleon, quicker in speech and more inventive, but was not considered to have the same depth of character”. He is also given the morals of being one step ahead of all the other animals in an intellectual sense.
• Napoleon: He is given the trait of looking fierce and he’s given a reputation for getting things his way. “A large, rather fierce looking boar, not much of a talker, but has a reputation of getting his way” this describes the power and legacy napoleon is carrying.
• Squealer: Is a magnificent talker who knows what to say and the right times, he was also know for the ability he had to turn “black to white” which alone is showing how intelligent and imaginative this pig is.
• Moses: Is the raven that spreads most of the stories on the farm. Seems more of a religious figure and shares the knowledge of the afterlife. He famously quotes “Our labour and suffering will come to an end and we’ll all live happily after”.

7) What actually brought about the rebellion?

The rebellion first started when the animals were disgruntled by their treatment as Jones was depressed and started drinking due to a lawsuit. “Mr. Jones of the Manor Farm, had locked the hen-houses for the night, but was too drunk to remember to shut the pop holes”. This changed the attitude towards everyone

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