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Animal Farm by George Orwell - Do you think events on Animal Farm would have developed differently if Snowball had not been chased out? Support your answers with close reference to the novel.

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Animal Farm by George Orwell Essay Question Melissa Nicole Teoh 1/12 (15) Do you think events on Animal Farm would have developed differently if Snowball had not been chased out? Support your answers with close reference to the novel. No, I don't think events on Animal Farm would have developed differently if Snowball had not been chased out. I believe that the pigs would end up in trade anyway, and make relations with Man while doing their trading. Firstly, Snowball was known to be always disagreeable to whatever Napoleon had to suggest or say. However, when the subject of the milk and apples being saved for the pigs came up, he did not have the moral courage to object, as it involved special privileges for the pigs. ...read more.

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Also, Snowball cared for the welfare of the animals to some extent, as he had attempted to set up the many communities and groups, although on the whole he had failed. Still, it was evidence that he did care for the animals to some extent. Thus, over a period of time, as stated in the novel, "there would be a need of paraffin oil, nails, string, dog biscuits and iron for the horses' shoes, none of which could be produced on the farm." Although Snowball always tried to make them by himself, he would soon find out that there were some things that he could not do, and resort to trading. ...read more.

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Also, when later on in the novel when food was scarce, and the rations for all the animals except pigs and dogs were to be cut down, Snowball would most probably agree that it was a good idea, as it was to his advantage, and being a clever debater, when arguing with the animals why it was necessary, he could be just as persuasive as Squealer, and leading to the same results as what had happened with Squealer as the persuasive talker. Thus, on the whole, I believe that things would not develop differently even without the expulsion of Snowball. ...read more.

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