Animal Farm

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Animal Farm

Essay topics:

1) Napoleon is able to gain control because the other animal are too 
cowardly to oppose him. (No)
Argument 1: The pigs
Argument 2: Boxer
Argument 3: The hen's rebellion
2) Animal Farm shows us that power necessarily corrupts those who wield it. Do you agree? (yes)

Argument 1: The pigs taking the food for themselves
Argument 2: The pigs changing the commandments for their own benefit
Argument 3: Napoleon claiming president/ leader and being "dictatorial"

Topic 1
"I do not understand it. I would not have believed that such things could happen on our farm." - Boxer

"Led by three young black Minorca pullets, the hens made a determined effort to thwart Napoleon's wishes."

"Four young porkers in the front row uttered shrill squeals of disapproval, and all four sprang to their feet and began talking at once."

"The four young pigs who had protested when Napoleon had abolished the meeting raised their voices timidly, but were prompted silenced by the tremendous growling of the dogs."

Topic 2

"I will work harder" - Boxer
"Napoleon is always right" - Boxer
"Bravery is not enough. Loyalty and obedience are more important... Discipline, comrades, iron discipline!' - Squealer
' If you have your lower animals to contend with, we have our lower classes!" - Mr Pilkington
"All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others" - commandment edited by Squealer
"You do not imagine, I hope, that we pigs are doing this in a spirit of selfishness and privilege?... It is for your sake that we drink the milk and eat those apples" - Squealer
"I trust that every animal here appreciates the sacrifice that Comrade Napoleon has made in taking this extra labour upon himself. Do not imagine, comrades, that leadership is a pleasure! On the contrary, it is a deep and heavy responsibility.

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