Day 1

Animal Farm Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    How are the animals described when they gather to listen to Old Major's dream? What foreshadowing is in their arrangement?

    Old Major, the prize boar and pillar of the animal community, is seated on the stage. Immediately in front of the stage are the pigs. Similar to a classroom, the pigs, as the smartest and most focused of the animals, are seated in the front row. Their seating also displays their sense of identification with Old Major – his supremacy is theirs by the fact that they are all pigs – and this suggests that they will assume a leadership role as time passes, just as Old Major has.

  2. 2

    What does Old Major tell the other animals about the nature of...

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