Animal Farm

3. Why don’t the animals feel victorious immediately after the battle with Frederick and his men? Describe the animals’ mood and the problems they now face. Why do the animals feel victorious later?


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As the animals watch helplessly, Frederick and his men blow up the windmill. After that, the animals put up a fight and manage to chase the men off. Squealer, who was not in the battle, has the gun fired as a sign of victory. For the first time, Boxer’s faith in the value of hard work begins to flag. However, Napoleon devotes two days to celebrating the victory at the newly named Battle of the Windmill and burying the slain. He also gives himself the title, “Order of the Green Banner.” Really there is nothing to celebrate. The windmill built out of sweat and hunger is ruined and the animals are hungry, scared, and forlorn.