Animal Farm 1.7: True Animal Colors

Dsytopian LiteratureAnimal Farm
LanguageEnglish Language

Transcript

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than a bad time with her comrades. Okay, she’s shallow, but she’s not dumb.

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Napoleon argues with Snowball over everything. He’s such an arrogant pig that he literally

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pees on Snowball’s windmill plan…a plan he had researched and worked on triple double [Napoleon pees on snowballs windmill plan and hands him it]

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overtime to draw.

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They were Animal Farm’s equivalent to Russia’s plan for modernization. At first, Stalin rejected

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the plan. Then he embraced it. Sound familiar? Who do these two pigs represent again? [Men with pig heads on a farm]

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Napoleon is Stalin – the bad guy. And Snowball is Trotsky – the good guy.

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And just like the Russian Revolution, Napoleon/Stalin banishes Snowball/Trotsky from the land.

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The road to absolute power is now wide open. [Stalin and Napoleon on a road together]

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Snowball and Trotsky use reason in their arguments.

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Napoleon uses ferocious dogs. Fair or not, Napoleon wins every time…just like Stalin did. [Dog scares away Snowball]

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And now that there’s no one to argue with Napoleon,

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why bother with those time-consuming Sunday meetings?

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By order of Napoleon, all decisions are now made by a special committee of pigs. [A committee of pigs drinking beer]

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Some of the animals had a bad feeling about that, but before they could figure out why,

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they were drowned out by the bleating sheep. The animals are definitely losing their grip [A cow by a door and a herd of sheep appear]

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on the revolution, as did their Russian counterparts. Now about that windmill.

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Looks like it’s going to be built after all.

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Napoleon will get the glory and the other animals will soon be saying, “Snowball Who?”

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But Napoleon peed on the plans! Why would he build something he hated that much? [Napoleon holding pee-covered windmill plans]

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Well, he wouldn’t. He was just using the plans as a way to diss Snowball and get rid of him.

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In fact, Napoleon said, Snowball had actually stolen the plans from him.

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While the animals might have some doubts about that, they know it has to be true because

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“Napoleon is always right.”

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And let’s not forget Benjamin. Remember him? He’s the sad, little donkey endlessly [Benjamin alone on a muddy road]

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warning that this revolution is going to end badly.

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Who does he represent?

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He’s the author reaching out to the reader, foreshadowing the end:

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The animals will end up where they started. [Cows in a dairy farm]

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Same miserable life, just with a different abusive leader.

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Just as in the Russian Revolution, the fruit of the Animals’ Revolution was very bitter. [Horse regurgitates an apple]