ANIMAL FARM

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GCSE English (Understanding Prose) Mind Map on ANIMAL FARM, created by Stephen Hoy on 01/25/2016.
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ANIMAL FARM
  1. "ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL - BUT SOME ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS"
    1. CHARACTERISATION
      1. NAPOLEON
        1. REPRESENTS STALIN
          1. MORE BRUTISH THAN SNOWBALL
            1. SELFISH
              1. VALUES POWER OVER IDEAS
            2. SNOWBALL
              1. SCAPEGOAT FOR NAPOLEON
                1. SEEMS MORE REASONABLE TO US...
                  1. WOULD HE HAVE BEEN CORRUPTED?
                2. OLD MAJOR
                  1. REPRESENTS LENIN AND/OR KARL MARX
                    1. IDEALISTIC?
                    2. "PLANTS THE SEED OF REVOLUTION IN THEIR MINDS"
                    3. SQEUALER
                      1. MAIN WAY THAT NAPOLEON MAINTAINS CONTROL & POWER
                        1. REPRESENTS RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA MACHINE
                          1. HIGHLY PERSUASIVE
                            1. CRAFTY
                              1. DEVIOUS
                                1. HIGH MACHIAVELLIAN INTELLIGENCE
                              2. BOXER
                                1. REPRESENTS THE RUSSIAN WORKERS (ALONG WITH THE OTHER ANIMALS)
                                  1. CARRIES THE SOCIETY FORWARD
                                    1. STILL TREATED POORLY
                                    2. SOCIETY BEGINS TO FALL APART UPON DEATH
                                      1. DISPOSED OF WHEN NO LONGER USEFUL
                                  2. SYMBOLISM
                                    1. RETURN OF MOSES = RETURN OF OPRESSION
                                      1. FINAL SCENE (PIGS + HUMANS) SHOWS EXTENT OF CORRUPTION
                                        1. EACH HUMAN ASPECT IS ANOTHER SIGN OF CORRUPTION
                                          1. RENAMED TO "MANOR FARM" --> NOTHING EVER CHANGES
                                            1. BENJAMIN'S INITAL THOUGHTS COME TRUE
                                              1. IS BENJAMIN ORWELL HIMSELF?
                                          2. THE WINDMILL = THE RAPID iNDUSTRIALISATION OF RUSSIAN INFRASTRUCTURE
                                            1. THE FARMHOUSE = SOURCE OF EVIL AND INEQUALITY
                                              1. INITIAL WINDMILL DEBATES = STALIN-TROSKY DEBATES OVER SPREADING COMMUNISM
                                                1. TRADE = RUSSIAN ROLE IN INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
                                                  1. NAPOLEON'S INITIATIVE = FIVE YEAR PLAN
                                                    1. EXECUTIONS = GREAT PURGE
                                                      1. BATTLE OF THE WINDMILL = WW2
                                                  2. THE DREAM = THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO
                                                    1. SEVEN COMMANDMENTS = 10 COMMANDMENTS AND 7 DEADLY SINS
                                                    2. PLOT DEVELOPMENT
                                                      1. BEGINS WITH A COMMON ENEMY
                                                        1. ELIMINATION OF COMMON ENEMY LEADS TO POWER VACUUM
                                                          1. LACK OF ENEMY LEADS TO INTERNAL DISPUTE/STRATIFICATION
                                                            1. DIVISION OF PROLETERIAT/BOURGOISESIE + HATRED OF TROTSKY
                                                              1. SEPARATION OF PIGS + HATRED OF SNOWBALL
                                                              2. TROTSKY VS STALIN
                                                                1. SNOWBALL VS NAPOLEON
                                                                2. TSAR NICHOLAS
                                                                  1. MR JONES
                                                                3. USE OF LANGUAGE
                                                                  1. KEY POINT - THE USE OF LANGUAGE CAN BE A VERY DANGEROUS THING
                                                                    1. "THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD"
                                                                    2. PLENTY OF RHETORIC TO EXAMINE
                                                                      1. MAINLY RHETORICAL QUESTIONS
                                                                        1. SQUEALER
                                                                        2. REPETITION OF "COMRADES" - ENFORCES THE ILLUSION OF EQUALITY
                                                                        3. "I WILL WORK HARDER" - BOXER
                                                                          1. THE DANGER OF A NAIVE WORKING CLASS
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