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What is Allegory and how is this book an allegory?






Totalitarianism - is a political system where the state recognizes no limits to its authority and strives to regulate every aspect of public and private life wherever feasible.

Dictatorship -A dictatorship is a government or a social situation where one person makes all the rules and decisions without input from anyone else.

Capitalism - All industry, business, and agriculture should be owned by private people or firms. Competition between rival factories or shops or farms will cause prices to fall and make firms more efficient.

Communism - Everything belongs to the state and should be run by the government on behalf of the people. A classless society achieved by overthrowing capitalism by revolution.

What is Cult of personality and how does it apply to the novel?

arises when an individual uses mass media, propaganda or other methods to create an idealized, heroic, and at times god-like public image, often through unquestioning flattery or praise.

Napoleon uses the fact mister jones is coming back to his place and he used boxers death as leverage

What is a scapegoat and how does it apply to the novel?

a person or group made to bear blame for others or to suffer in their place.

The scapegoat is snowball, everything is blamed on him. Napoleon uses him to stay in power.

What is Propaganda and how is it used? (Name at least 5 techniques & apply to novel)

information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.

1. Fear (uses mister Jones)

2. Slogans ( Napoleon is always right)

3. Repetition (name calling)

4. Red - Herring ( Animals are distracted by the loss of the income from the lumber by the celebrations of their victory)


What is Satire and how does it apply to the novel?

a technique employed by writers to expose and criticize foolishness and corruption of an individual or a society by using humor, irony, exaggeration or ridicule. It intends to improve humanity by criticizing its follies and foibles.

This is a satire because it teaches us how communism is a bad thing. Although this doesn't happen now it used and this book gives us a look at what it can do.

What are 3 types of Irony and how do the apply to the novel?

Verbal Irony -sarcasm

Dramatic - readers know something characters don't ( We know boxer is going to be killed. We know snowball didn't blow up the windmill.)

Situational -the opposite of what is expected happens ( We don't expect Napoleon to build the windmill after snowballs expulsion)

How did the commandments change and why?

1 - Whatever goes on 2 legs is an enemy (Changed and added to #2)

2 - Whatever goes upon 4 legs, or has wings, is a friend ( 4 legs bad, 2 legs better)

3 - No animal shall wear clothes (disregarded)

4 - No animal shall sleep in a bed (with sheets)

5 - No animal shall drink alcohol ( to excess)

6 - No animal shall kill any other animal (without cause)

7 - All animal are equal (but some more equal than others)

What is foreshadowing and how does it apply to the novel?

Hints of events to come

What is Euphemism?

an agreeable expression that is substituted for an unpleasant or offensive word

What is a theme? What is the theme of the novel?

don't let the power go to your head.

What is Chaff?

Husks of grain or wheat, worthless leftovers

What is embolden?

To make bold, to encourage

What is capitulate?



What is countenance?

Facial Expressions

count your...

What is Surmount?

Overcome a difficulty


What is Lamentation?

Mourn for the dead


What is Precinct?

Space enclosed by walls


What is Morose?

Gloomy, sullen


What is Taciturn?

Speaking very little

wait your turn

What is Frugal?

Avoiding waste


What is Haughty?

Scornful of others

She is haughty

What is Malignant?

Extremely evil; causing death