Day 2

Animal Farm Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    The horse, Boxer, continually says, “I will work harder.” Who does he stand for in a Communist regime? Mollie, another horse, always shirks her responsibilities. Why? Who does she stand for in a Communist regime?

    Boxer continually works harder because he believes, loyally and diligently, that if he works very hard, then Animal Farm will thrive. He represents the proletariat. Boxer also epitomizes Orwell’s despair at the inability, or reluctance, of the proletariat to develop consciousness for its own sake. Mollie, on the other hand, shirks duties because she misses the lumps of sugar that Farmer Jones would give her, and the ribbons he'd put in her mane. Mollie...

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