Day 2

Animal Farm Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    Boxer continually says, “I will work harder.” Whom does he stand for in the history of the Russian Revolution? Mollie, another horse, always shirks her responsibilities. Why? Who does she stand for in the history of the Russian Revolution?

    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...

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