Some Analysis About Animal Farm

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Analysis: Chapter 7 Idea: Strength of Pig’s “indoctrination”. Hate for Mr. Jones vs. Happy lives. The foundation of the Pig’s indoctrination of the farm animals mainly consists of nurturing the hatred for Mr. Jones and their desire to have a free human farm. In addition, the belief that the pigs have the power to repel the humans makes them as supreme authority figures and Napoleon is almost God-like to some, which makes his words become the animal’s laws without much argument. By Chapter 7, the animal’s “faith” in the pigs is so strong that they are able to accept the mass executions in the farmhouse and all of the false stories about Snowball being as bad as Mr. Jones. In this quote: “They did not know which one was more shocking – the treachery of the animals who had leagued themselves with Snowball, or the cruel retribution they had just witnessed.” It shows that the animals think leaguing with Snowball (who wasn’t just a assumed criminal all his life but used to be a popular idol and hero to the animals) was in the same level as seeing their brethren killed in one event by their leader. Another quote: “Ah, that is different!” said Boxer. “If Comrade Napoleon says it, it must be right.” Before this quote, Boxer was arguing passionately against Squealer about Snowball’s alignment until the latter mentions that their leader, comrade Napoleon, said that Snowball was with humans. This makes Boxer immediately crush his own opinion with Napoleon’s views that shows how much Boxer has been ‘indoctrinated’. This quote from Boxer: “It must be due to some fault in ourselves. The solution, as I see it, is to work harder.” This quote shows Boxer’s belief that the pigs would never be at fault at any of the mistakes in the farm’s system. In addition, his main line “Napoleon is always right” shows that Boxer regards Napoleon very highly. Chap 8 Idea: Napoleon is more
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