Animal Farm Notes Flashcards

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Snowball
Trotsky
Napoleon
Stalin
Storgest worker
Boxer
Proletariat
working class
Napoleon's dogs
Secret Police
Moses
Russian Orthodox Church
What are all animals?
comrades
Mr. Jones
Czar Nicholas II
Satire
Literary device using wit/mockery/irony/humor to critique weakness or wrongdoing
Animal Farm
USSR, Soviet Union
Who is the brilliant talker?
Squealer
What is Old Major's message?
Rebellion
Mr. Whymper
foreign agents of comintern
Boxer and Clover
working class (proletariat)
Utopia
a "place" where everything is considered to go "perfectly." For example, life as a utopian society can be considered stress free, calm and plesant
Napoleon takes over Farm
Stalin becomes Dictator
Confessions and Execution
blood purges of 1936-1938
Bandwagon
do what everyone else is doing
Describe Mr. Jones.
Unintelligent, oblivious, portrayed as the villain, alcoholic, lazy, forgetful
Fable
A brief story, usually with animal characters, that teaches a leasson or moral.
Battle of the Cowshed
Anti-Revolutionary invasion of Russia
Who are the most devout followers?
Boxer and CloveR
What would the Jones' house be preserved as?
a museum
Allegory
Story written on both a literal and symbolic level of meaning.
Hoof and Horn
Hammer and Sickle of Soviet Flag
Supporters
Masses must be behind their leader and feel that they'll make difference in their life with their ideas
Begging the Question
Avoid answering question by skirting the issue
What is the original name of the farm?
Manor Farm
Describe Boxer and Clover.
inintelligent, Boxer: 18 hands high, enormous beast, Clover:approaching middle life, motherly
What was the name of the farm changed to?
Animal Farm
Mollie
Bourgeoisie
Napolean
Stalin
Foxwood (Pilkington)
England (Churchill)
Fierce dogs
Secret police
Bourgeoisie
property owning class
Who is the Donkey?
Benjamin
Anarchism
Absecnce or government; lawlessness
Animal Rebellion
Russion Revolution 1917
Boxer's motto
I will work harder!
Who is the white goat?
Muriel
Nazism
German Nationalist Party (extremely racist or authoritarian views)
Final Scene (pigs/men meeting)
Teheran Conference
What does Moses speak of?
Sugarcandy Mountain
What is the most important commandment?
#7
What are Old Major's teachings called?
Animalism(comunism)
Building of the Windmill
5 year plans
Scapegoat
one who bears blame for others
Who is the foolish, pretty white mare?
Mollie
What did Mollie still love?
sugar and ribbons
Chasing away Jones
Disposal of czar and family
Internal Contradiction
One part of statement contradicts another
What does man kill? Why?
older animals, not useful
Who is the prize middle white boar?
Old Major
WHo are the two cart horses?
Boxer and Clover
Idealist
someone who sees things as they could be rather than as they are
Euphemism
use of words to soften the true meaning
What happens to Old Major in Chapter 2?
He dies
Broker
person paid a fee for acting as an agent in making sales
What was buried? why?
Hams hanging in the kitchen were buried because they wanted to have a formal ceremony for those that died
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