Animal Farm

Animal Farm Chapter 10

How does Orwell create mood in chapter 10 to increase tension throughout this final chapter?

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Chapter 10 feels more like a sense of resegnation to Napoleon's order than tension. A lot of the characters from the original rebellion have died. Mr. Jones has died in a home for alcoholics. Still, no animal has retired, and no pasture has been put aside for retired animals. Napoleon and Squealer have both become very fat. The farm is bigger, thanks to land purchased from Mr. Pilkington, and now features a threshing machine and hay elevator. The windmill is finished, but the animals use it to mill corn for a profit instead of to generate electricity as planned. This chapter is more of a sad dénouement to the story than tension.