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- Why is Animal Farm an allegory?
- What is Animalism?
- How does Napoleon seize power?
- What does Boxer represent?
- How does Mr. Frederick trick Napoleon?
- Why does Mollie leave Animal Farm?
- Why does Snowball want to build a windmill?
- What is Snowball’s role at the Battle of the Cowshed?
- Does Snowball ever return to Animal Farm after Napoleon’s dogs chase him away?
- Why do the animals confess to being traitors?
- Why does Napoleon blame Snowball for everything that goes wrong on the farm?
- How is the windmill destroyed?
- Why does Napoleon change the Seven Commandments?
- What does Boxer’s death represent?
- How does Squealer manipulate the animals so the pigs can better control them?
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