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Animal Farm

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Draft During chapters 7-10 Orwell goes to great lengths to show sympathy for the animals in animal farm. He achieves this by using different techniques which I am going to show you. George Orwell based Animal Farm on the Russian revolution which occurred many years beforehand. Orwell tries to make us feel pathos for the animals to show what the Russian revolution was like for the people affected by it. In chapters seven to ten the animals have to work harder than ever and one wrong move would take them to the chopping board. One quote which stands out for classical satire of the Russian revolution is "ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL, BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS." (Chapter 10, pg. 112) This quote makes people feel pathos for the animals because they would think that they were only on the farm to serve Napoleon and build windmills whilst the pigs whop were obviously better off just lazed around or did less of the work. ...read more.

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Free was the exact opposite of how they felt. Anything they did was used against them it was like a prison. And it was certainly not free. Orwell creates pity for the animals by quoting this as when they thought they were free they had had better lives with old major and that was never called free. (Chapter 9, pg. 94) Orwell used Boxers foot injury wisely to create pity for the animals. As boxer gets close to his retiring age and his injury gets worse Napoleon who is the main cause for the slavery work of the animals decides to take Boxer to the vet. The animals notice something strange though; the van taking boxer away is in fact taking him to the knackers but in the meeting the next day they were proved wrong by squealer who said that it was a van which had not yet been painted. ...read more.

Conclusion

Orwell has created many reasons to feel pity for the animals within chapters seven to ten: * In the bitter cold of winter, the animals struggle to rebuild the windmill. * In January, they fall short of food. * The animals blame their faulty memories for "No animal shall drink alcohol" reading "No animal shall drink alcohol to excess," * Food grows ever scarcer. * Boxers injured foot. The first point creates much pity for the animals because they know that the work has yet to be finished and retiring showed disrespect to Napoleon and that would get them a punishment. Also with the second point the animals would struggle to keep up the hard work with no food. This backs up my earlier point of the animals starving to death. The third point shows how much harder life can get. The animals may have thought that somebody could stop the pigs from doing things which are illegal but when the commandment changes the animals lose all hope of being free. ...read more.

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This answer is in response to a question asking how Orwell creates pathos for the animals of 'Animal Farm'. The answer is nicely focused at first, but slips a little in it's written clarity, meaning that a lot of it's ...

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This answer is in response to a question asking how Orwell creates pathos for the animals of 'Animal Farm'. The answer is nicely focused at first, but slips a little in it's written clarity, meaning that a lot of it's focus and analytical depth (where there is any) is derailed quite substantially. The focus is very important in an analytical essay, and this candidate makes a very good effort by re-using the word "pathos". This is a good exercise if done well because it shows the examiner the candidate is constantly referring to the question, but at the same time the analysis must very directly relate to the creation of pathos in this example, or else good analysis made to pose as something else leads to a poor answer.

Level of analysis

The Level of Analysis here is fair, but there is not enough to gain much higher than a low C grade. The candidate makes a good attempt at analysing the creation of pathos but their answer is not structured very well. A better candidate might focus on three or four main points from the novel, rather than plucking at random moments and themes that Orwell explores and writing a couple of lines on each. As the saying goes - "Quality, not Quantity". This means that if the candidate chose to concentrate on fewer aspects of the creation of pathos and analyse them in great detail, they will elicit more marks than what this candidate has done, which is dive puddle-deep into various analyses that don't get fully explored and therefore does not provide the great in-depth analysis and insight required to reach higher than a C.

Quality of writing

The Quality of Written Communication here is poor, as apparently deliberately so. The candidate, and all other future candidate must take note that it is appalling to think that use of "knackers" is acceptable in an English exam. As an English GCSE student, candidate by definition should not use colloquial language or slang terms in their answer. This must be regarded in high attention if the candidates are to score highly in the QWC areas of the mark scheme.


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