Animal Farm

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Chapter 1 Old Major's speech contains a lot of propaganda. I feel that one of the most frequently used type of propaganda in this speech is repetition. He continuously explains how NO animal in England is free and how NO animal has rights, this is also an example of the vague generalization he uses. There is also continues emphasis on the fact that man is the main problem and how with out him the animals would live in a Utopia with no worries or problems.

Here is a good example of this "˜Is it not crystal clear, then, comrades, that all the evils of this life of ours spring from the tyranny of human beings?' George Orwell, Animal Farm page 5. This also contains a rhetorical question because at this point of the speech almost anyone would understand the point he is trying to bring across. Fear is also introduced through the emphases on the fact that ALL (another generalization) animals have a short, miserable life and are missing out on a long, prosperous and happy life.

Chapter 2 The following is a list of the seven commandments. The red writing beside them are the changes that were made throughout the book along with the page number.

The Seven Commandments 1) Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy 2) Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend 3) No animal shall wear clothes 4) No animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets ibid. page 45 5) No animal shall drink alcohol to excess ibid. page 73 6) No animal shall kill any other animal without cause ibid. page 61 7) All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others ibid.

page 90 FOUR LEGS GOOD TWO LEGS BAD BETTER ibid. page 89...



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