Despite Snowball being the culprit and not the wind, the walls are built twice as thick as before. Food shortages are taking place at Animal Farm, but this is hidden from Mr. Whymper, and he is led to believe that food surpluses exist there instead and tells the outside world just that.
The hens revolt when they are told that they need to start providing eggs a week. Their food is taken away, and they relent five days later. Four days later, a number of animals confess to working with or otherwise being influenced by Snowball, and all are put to death.
Although stunned and sad, the surviving animals are still grateful that, even though things are not perfect, at least no humans are in charge. Knowing that the outside world is watching, the animals rebuild the windmill as best and as quickly as they can. The walls are being built twice as thick as before despite the animals knowing that the wind was not the cause of its destruction; Snowball was.
Food shortages are starting to occur. As this is going on, humans are lying about the conditions at Animal Farm, but so are the animals. The latter lies include deceiving Mr.
Whymper into thinking that bins of grain and meal are full of food when they are instead almost entirely full of sand. The hens are ordered to supply eggs a week. They protest by allowing their eggs to get smashed, but Napoleon responds by eliminating their food rations until the hens relent five days later. Nine die during that time. Meanwhile, Snowball is being blamed for anything that goes wrong. Him seeming to be everywhere at unexpected times has put the rest of the animals on edge.
Shortly thereafter, Squealer informs the animals that Snowball is now at Pinchfield Farm and is planning to guide an attack on Animal Farm. He adds that Snowball had actually been involved with Mr.
Jones from the beginning and had also attempted to cause the animals to lose the Battle of the Cowshed. Four pigs admit being in contact with Snowball and are killed by the dogs. The three hens responsible for their rebellion confess that Snowball had caused them to do so in a dream, and they are killed.
Other animals then confess to a variety of things, all related to Snowball, and all are killed. Jones left. Those who depart that meeting unscathed leave stunned, shaken and sad, both by how many of their brethren had been involved with Snowball and by what happened to them as a result. However, they are still thankful that no humans have been able to return and retake the farm.
Snowball has turned into the textbook definition of a scapegoat, being blamed for just about anything that goes wrong. And anybody who was troublesome was accused of working with Snowball, which means that using Snowball as a scapegoat ends up being a way to suppress any future rebellions.Created: Aug 27, Updated: Sep 29, Animal Farm lesson that looks at how tension is building in Chapter 7, the significance of Mr Whymper and why Snowball is portrayed as to blame for everything or a scapegoat.
Additionally, students explode quotes and develop their language analysis skills. Very useful George Orwell lesson for students preparing for AQA English Literature Paper 2 and uses English Language Paper 2 style questions as a way of preparing students for those style of questions, too.
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Napoleon had accepted, through Whymper, a contract for four hundred eggs a week. Answer : My Whymper was a solicitor living in Willington. He would visit the farm every Monday morning to receive his instructions. Answer : The winter was very hard that year. There was a severe food shortage at the Animal Farm.Animal Farm Audiobook Chapter 7
Towards the end of January it became obvious that it would be necessary to procure some more grain from somewhere. Hence, the price of these would pay for enough grain and meal to keep the farm from going till summer came on and conditions were easier. Answer : In these days Napoleon rarely appeared in public, but spent all his time in the farmhouse which was guarded at each door by fierce-looking dogs.
When he did emerge, it was in a ceremonial manner, with an escort of six dogs who closely surrounded him and growled if anyone came too near. Frequently he did not even appear on Sunday mornings, but issued his orders through one of the other pigs, usually Squealer. Answer : When the hens heard that they have to surrender the eggs, they raised a terrible outcry.
They had been warned earlier that his sacrifice might be necessary, but had not believed that it would really happen. They were just getting their clutches ready for the spring sitting, and they protested that to take the eggs away now was murder.
Their method was to fly up to the rafters and lay their eggs there, which were smashed to pieces on the floor. Napoleon acted swiftly and ruthlessly. To dogs saw to it that these orders were carried out.
For five days the hens held out, then they surrendered and went back to their nesting boxes. Nine hens had died in the meantime. Four days later, in the later afternoon, Napoleon ordered all the animals to assemble in the yard.
When they were all gathered together, Napoleon emerged from the farmhouse, wearing both his medals…………. They all cowered silently in their places, seeming to know in advance that some terrible thing was about to happen.
This was not the first time that he had been decreed as a traitor. He was accused of helping the humans attack the Animal Farm and even destroying the windmill. Napoleon had recently awarded himself with these honours.
Answer : Napoleon stood silently surveying his audience; then he uttered a high-pitched whimper. Answer : The dogs had tasted blood and then unexpectedly, three of them pounced on Boxer. However, he was much more agile and strong. Boxer saw them coming and put out his great hoof, caught a dog in mid-air, and pinned him to the ground.
The dog shrieked for mercy and the other two fled with their tails between their legs. Answer : The four pigs confessed that they had conspired with Snowball in destroying the windmill. After they had confessed to all their crimes, the dogs tore their throats out. Then the three hens, a goose, a sheep were all slain on the spot for their crimes. The other animals were totally shaken and miserable.
Since Jones had left, no animal had killed other animal. But now, the air was heavy with the smell of blood. They had never wanted to see this. Answer : It was heard that Snowball was hiding in one of the adjoining farms.As the human world watches Animal Farm and waits for news of its failure, the animals struggle against starvation. Napoleon uses Mr. Whymper to spread news of Animal Farm's sufficiency to the human world. After learning that they must surrender their eggs, the hens stage a demonstration that only ends when they can no longer live without the rations that Napoleon had denied them.
Nine hens die as a result of the protest. The animals are led to believe that Snowball is visiting the farm at night and spitefully subverting their labor. He becomes a constant and imagined threat to the animals' security, and Squealer eventually tells the animals that Snowball has sold himself to Frederick and that he was in league with Jones from the very beginning.
One day in spring, Napoleon calls a meeting of all the animals, during which he forces confessions from all those who had questioned him such as the four pigs in Chapters 5 and 6 and the three hens who lead the protest and then has them murdered by the dogs.
Numerous animals also confess to crimes that they claim were instigated by Snowball. Eventually, the singing of "Beasts of England" is outlawed and a new song by Minimus, Napoleon's pig-poet, is instituted, although the animals do not find the song as meaningful as their previous anthem.
Faced with the realities of farming — and his own lack of planning for the winter — Napoleon is forced to deal with a hungry populace and the potentially damaging leaks of such news to the outside world. To surmount these problems, Napoleon metaphorically assumes the role of director and mounts a theatrical production.
In terms of this metaphor, Mr. Whymper is the audience whom Napoleon must engage and fool into believing in an illusion, the sheep are actors reciting lines about the rations having been increased, and the empty grain bins filled with sand are the props or "special effects".
Whymper is fooled into thinking that Animal Farm is running smoothly, and Napoleon again demonstrates his judicious use of deception. Ironically, this deceptive theatricality is exactly what Squealer later accuses Snowball of having done with Jones at the Battle of the Cowshed.
More deception occurs in the pernicious lies spread about Snowball. Napoleon uses him as a scapegoat for any of the farm's misfortunes, as Hitler did with European Jews as he rose to power.
Both leaders understand the public's desire to cast blame on an outside source for all their troubles. Squealer's claims that the pigs have found "documents" linking Snowball to Jones are an appeal to the animals' need for proof — although the nonexistent documents are never revealed to them on the grounds that the animals are unable to read them.
Like the grain-bins filled with sand, Snowball's "documents" are another ruse used by Napoleon to manipulate the thoughts of those who could end his rule.
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Adam Bede has been added to your Reading List!Its walls were too thin, and it was caught in the middle of a storm. What was the reason which the animals believed? They thought that Snowball was responsible for the destruction of the windmill. Under what conditions did the animals work at the beginning of the chapter? They had to work through a bitter winter, which had sleet, snow, and frost. Why did the animals want to complete the windmill in time? They did not want humans to rejoice at their failures, and they wanted to show that they could succeed as Animal Farm.
How was the new windmill supposed to be like?
Its walls were supposed to be three feet thick. Why were the animals unable to do any work at the quarry? There were many snowdrifts. How did the animals feel about the work and their condition that winter? They were less hopeful than they had felt before, and they were usually cold and hungry. How did the pigs try to motivate the animals to work? Squealer made speeches on the joy of service and dignity of labour. What truly inspired the animals to work?
Boxers determination and his unending cry of I will work harder. What happened when food fell short? The animals were told they would be given an extra ration of potatoes, but the potatoes had become rotten and could not be eaten. The animals were starving. What stories about the farm did the humans spread? That animals were dying of famine and disease, and had turned to cannibalism.
He ordered the grain bins to be filled with sand, and the top to be covered with the remaining grain and meal. How did Napoleon lead the animals in Chapter 7? He rarely appeared in public, but spent all his time at the farmhouse, which was guarded by fierce-looking dogs, and did not even appear on Sunday mornings at times but passed orders down through Squealer.
What did Napoleon order so that the farm could buy more grain and meal? The hens had to give up eggs per week. What was the hens reaction to Napoleons orders?Chapter seven helps highlight the impact of outside forces on a political system. The winter is a very difficult one, which places Animal Farm under serious distress.
However, Napoleon has placed himself in a position in which he cannot be honest with the animals about the conditions the farm is facing. If everything is better under his control, which is the position that he has steadfastly maintained since evicting Snowball from the farm, then the farm should have abundant resources to feed and care for all of the animals.
A lack of such resources would reveal that Napoleon is not capable of leading the farm without difficulties. Therefore, he maintains an image of abundance to the animals, while scrambling behind the scenes to arrange for the resources needed to sustain the animals on the farm.
There is not enough food to keep the animals at their current ration levels. Therefore, food rations are cut, which places many of the animals at risk of starvation.
Of course, the pigs are never threatened with starvation, leading many of the animals to examine the inequities between the treatment of the various animals. However, Napoleon uses this impending starvation as a way to introduce another type of exploitation to the farm.
Napoleon informs the animals that he intends to sell eggs to the neighbors. On the one hand, eggs are eggs, and it would be overreaching to suggest that Orwell meant the eggs as an analogy for forced child labor or actual slavery. On the other hand, eggs are not simply a product created by the hens; they are the means by which the chickens procreate, so it is important to examine those implications when considering whether Napoleon had the right to sell the eggs.Topics: ChapterQuestions.
This material is available only on Freebooksummary. Who do the humans believe is responsible for the destruction of the windmill? They said it had fallen down because the walls were too thin.
Plans for keeping the second windmill from being destroyed. Hardships for the animals in this chapter. What does Napoleon hope to hide about the food shortages? He made use of Whymper to spread contrary impressions, and he had selected animals to spread news that the rations had been increase. What do the humans do when they hear of the windmill destruction?
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They put out lies that the animals were dying of famine and disease and fighting among themselves? Napoleon said he might have to sell the eggs so that none will hatch, thus commiting murder. What do the chickens learn about the new rules for the eggs and their reaction? They decide to lay their eggs in the barn rafters and watch them drop and crack.
He orders that the hens rations be stopped and decreed that any animal gives so much as a grain of corn to a hen, that animal will be punished by death.
The hens held out for 5 days, then gave in with nine hens dead. He could be on Pinchfield farm, or Foxwood Farm. It was unknown. He was visiting the farm at night, preforming acts of mischief. Stealing corn, upsetting milk pails, breaking eggs, trampling seedbeds, gnawing bark off of fruit trees, and such. Jones from the start to retake the farm. How does Napoleon get the animals to believe the lies about Snowball?