Animal Farm 1.6: Stick It to the Man

Dsytopian LiteratureAnimal Farm
LanguageEnglish Language
SourceAnimal Farm

Transcript

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They sang “Beasts of England,” talked solidarity, and stockpiled pitchforks.

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Karl Marx and Leon Trotsky would have loved this. They believed that communism should [Karl Marx and Trotsky giving thumbs up]

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be a global phenomenon in order to truly succeed.

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What the Western world fearfully called a “domino effect” is exactly what Marx and Trotsky wanted. [People watching domino's fall on TV]

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If one country “falls” to communism, the surrounding countries will too, until the

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whole world is one big communist family.

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Since he was forcibly retired from farming, Mr. Jones spent a lot of time getting drunk [Mr Jones drinking in a bar]

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at the Red Lion Inn and complaining to his neighbors, Pilkington and Frederick, about

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his criminal animals.

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Together, they decided to squash this insurrection [Mr Jones, Pilkington and Frederick stood together]

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before all the neighboring farms fall like dominoes to Animalism.

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Keep in mind that Pilkington and Frederick aren’t just two drunkards,

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they’re symbols for the Allied forces, who sent reinforcements to help the anti-Bolsheviks [Soldiers marching with guns]

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thwart the revolution... just like the Battle of the Cowshed.

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All steamed up, they stormed over to Animal Farm with a few men in tow, determined to

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retake the farm and establish their rights as superior beings…as capitalists must surely be. [Soldiers taking over a farm]

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But it turned out that Snowball was the superior being. He had prepared by studying Julius

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Caesar’s military campaigns and was ready for battle. [Snowball studying Caesar's military campaigns]

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All the animals were in their assigned positions and the battle plan was ready when the farmers arrived.

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Trapped in the yard, the farmers were kicked, bitten and pecked at. Boxer knocked out a

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stable boy with his hoof. [Horse knocks out man with his hoof]

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The kid looked dead.

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The pigeons pooped on farmer Jones and Snowball pushed him into a manure pile. [Mr Jones pooped on by pigeons and Snowball pushes him into pile of manure]

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Ugh, he smelled as bad as his reputation.

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The farmers headed for the hill…as did the Allies. At least they had an excuse, being

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weary from fighting and getting no public support from home.

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The animals were victorious. And since the Allies united to intervene, they had proof [Animals celebrating at the farm]

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that the capitalists were joining forces against them. This fueled their resolve to succeed

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even more.

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So, where does that leave us? Snowball, Boxer and the dead sheep got medals. [Snowball, Boxer and Dead Sheep with medals]

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Napoleon got heartburn at Snowball’s popularity.

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Mollie got a yellow streak…

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…and the farmers got the boot. [Farmers booted away]

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And what about those capitalist farmers?

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Well, much like Arnold.. they’ll be back. Patience, money and re-naming the farm back

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to Manor Farm should do it. [Mr Jones giving money to man with pigs head]