Book: Animal Farm
Why do the animals accept Squealer's explanation about the pigs drinking milk and eating apples?
Squealer tells the animals that the food improves the pigs' brainpower needed to run the farm.
Squealer explains that any animal who wants to be a leader will have to drink milk and eat apples.
Squealer knows that the animals are fed up with Napoleon's leadership.
Squealer explains that the milk and apples would go to waste because everyone else dislikes them.
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Why did Orwell use the Soviet government as a basis for Animal Farm?
as an interesting international backdrop for his story about animals
as a criticism of Joseph Stalin, who seized control of the Soviet Union
to weave in a history lesson about the Russian Revolution in his story
to shed light on the philosophical teachings of Karl Marx
How are Napoleon and Old Major similar?
Both Napoleon and Old Major think the animals are capable of only doing good.
Both Napoleon and Old Major believe there is room for only one leader.
Both Napoleon and Old Major incite the others to rebel against man.
Both Napoleon and Old Major believe that the animals should not come to resemble man.