Day 5

Animal Farm Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    The horse, Boxer, has continually inspired the other animals to work (“I will work harder,” and “Napoleon is always right”), and he literally works until he collapses and is sold to the knackers. What is the author trying to say about Boxer’s character? Particularly as it relates to the political ideology of “Animalism”? (Ch.9)

    Boxer is the proletariat (working class; the majority) in the ideology of Communism, which is Animalism here. It appears that Orwell saw the Proletariat as powerful but simple-minded, like Boxer. Without the acquiescence of the proletariat, tyrants would never gain power. And, just as Boxer is perpetually repeating his slogans, “I will...

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