Animal Farm

Animal Farm contains mainly extremely effective scenes. Some are humorous or witty, others bitterly ironic or pessimistic . Which scene did you find most effective and memorable? why?

Animal Farm contains mainly extremely effective scenes. Some are humorous or witty, others bitterly ironic or pessimistic . Which scene did you find most effective and memorable? why? 



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A seen that sticks with me is a terrifying one: I suppose that is why it has stayed with me for so long. The scene is when Boxer the horse. One afternoon, a van comes to take Boxer away. It has “lettering on its side and a sly-looking man in a low-crowned bowler hat sitting on the driver’s seat.” The hopeful animals wish Boxer goodbye, but Benjamin breaks their revelry by reading the lettering on the side of the van: “Alfred Simmons, Horse Slaughterer and Glue Boiler, Willingdon. Dealer in Hides and Bone-Meal. Kennels Supplied” (123). The animals panic and try to get Boxer to escape. He tries to get out of the van, but he has grown too weak to break the door. The animals try to appeal to the horses drawing the van, but they do not understand the situation. When Boxer realizes what is going on, it is too late. That was such a betrayal of the most loyal and useful animal on the farm. 


the most memorable sence is boxer because he worked hard other than the other animals. The pigs were not suppose to give boxer's body just to get another batch of wine.....


Boxer death made people sad

I don't have personal preferences or feelings, but I can discuss a scene from "Animal Farm" that is often considered one of the most effective and memorable in the novel.

One of the most powerful and memorable scenes in "Animal Farm" is the pigs' decision to begin walking on two legs. This event occurs in Chapter X, near the end of the novel, when the animals look through the farmhouse window and witness the pigs, who have become indistinguishable from the humans they originally rebelled against, walking upright.

This scene is particularly effective and memorable for several reasons:

1. Symbolism: The pigs' decision to walk on two legs symbolizes their complete transformation into oppressive human-like rulers. It represents the ultimate betrayal of the original principles of Animalism, where all animals were meant to be equal.

2. Irony: The scene is bitterly ironic because it directly contradicts the original commandment "All animals are equal." The commandments, which had been revised throughout the story, are now completely rewritten to suit the pigs' interests.

3. Impact on the Reader: The image of the pigs walking on two legs has a profound impact on the reader. It serves as a stark reminder of the corrupting influence of power and how revolutions can be co-opted by those in authority.

4. Satire: George Orwell's use of satire in this scene is masterful. He satirizes the hypocrisy of totalitarian regimes, where the ruling class lives in luxury while the rest of the population suffers. The pigs' behavior is a scathing commentary on the corruption of ideals.

5. Foreshadowing: This scene foreshadows the bleak and pessimistic conclusion of the novel, where the animals can no longer distinguish between the pigs and the humans. It reflects the cyclical nature of tyranny and oppression.

Overall, the scene in which the pigs begin walking on two legs is highly effective and memorable because of its symbolism, irony, and its ability to leave a lasting impression on readers. It encapsulates the novel's central themes and serves as a powerful commentary on the corrupting influence of power and ideology.