16 May 2013

Animal Farm Short List of Quotes for Revision GCSE OCR English Exam

Get a quick, easy to use list of quotes to revise for the OCR GCSE English Exam, broken down by chapter to answer questions on character and the major themes - including the corruption of ideals.

"Napoleon is always right." C5
‘The tale of confession and executions went on, until there was a pile of corpses and lying before Napoleon’s feet …air …heavy with the smell of blood’ P53
‘with a kind of surprise they remembered that it was their own farm’P54
“The only good human being is a dead one.” 
“All men are enemies. All animals are comrades”
“Twelve voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike. No question, now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.” 

‘Boxer’s two favourite maxims,’ I will work harder’ and ‘Comrade Napoleon is always right’
‘ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL, BUT SOME ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS’

Chapter 1
‘Manor farm’ ‘all animals are comrades’ ‘rats saved their lives’ ‘no animal must ever live in a house, or sleep in a bed, or wear clothes, or drink alcohol, or smoke tobacco, or touch money, or engage in trade. All the habits of man are evil. And, above all, no animal must ever tyrannize over his own kind’ this is ironic; the pigs do all this at the end.

Chapter 2
The work of teaching and organizing the others fell naturally upon the pigs’
Squealer- ‘turns black into white’
Boxer+ Clover –‘had great difficulty in thinking anything’
Napoleon- ‘served out double ration of corn to everybody’
The animals - ‘everything that they could see was theirs’ 
The pigs- ‘Recognized as being the cleverest’  ‘directed and supervised …others with their superior knowledge’
‘a unanimous resolution…passed…farmhouse should be preserved as a museum…no animal must ever live there’
‘painted out animal farm’

Chapter 3
The animals- ‘every mouthful of food was an acute positive pleasure, now … was truly theirs’ ‘the stupider…sheep, hens, and ducks…unable to learn the Seven Commandments by heart’
 ‘Snowball and Napoleon …never in agreement’
The pigs – ‘we pigs are brain-workers’
Benjamin – ‘could read as well as any pig, but never exercised his faculty’
Boxer- ‘ could not get beyond …letter D’
 ‘four legs good, two legs bad…essential principle of Animalism. Whoever …grasped it would be safe from human influences’

Chapter 4
‘The song was irrepressible’
‘Animal Hero, Second  Class’  7th broken
Snowball- ‘flung his fifteen stone against Jone’s legs’-brave

Chapter 5
Napoleon –‘better at canvassing support for himself… especially successful with …sheep’ ‘lifted his leg, urinated over the plans’ showing possession and his feeling against the windmill.                        ‘now mounted …to the raised portion of the floor where Major had previously stood to deliver his speech…announced …from now on…Sunday morning meetings would come to an end’
The animals –when snowball was chased by the dogs- constant reminder of consequences of opposing Napoleon. The dogs silence the opposition- classic tactic of a dictator. The animals were ‘too amazed and frightened to speak’
‘Squealer spoke so persuasively, and the three dogs who happened to be with him growled so threateningly’
"Napoleon is always right."

Chapter 6
Animals- ‘worked like slaves’ ‘admiring the strength and perpendicularity of its walls’ – wind mill built by animals, yet unable to realise the fact that they have been exploited                                       Boxer- ‘never-failing cry of ‘‘I will work harder’’
The pigs- ‘the building began, under the superintendence of the pigs’ ‘cooked their meals in the kitchen…used drawing-room as a recreation…slept in the beds’ 4th broken
‘animal farm would engage in trade’ 1st broken 
Napoleon- ‘napoleon abolished the meetings raised their voices timidly, but they were promptly silenced by a tremendous growling form the dogs’ ‘the pigs…the brains of the farm’ 7th broken                                           ‘I pronounce the death sentence upon Snowball’ 6th broken                                                                  ‘work was strictly voluntary’ (not) ‘any animal who absented himself from it would have his rations reduced by half’

Chapter 7
The animals - ‘were always cold…usually hungry’
The hens- ‘three young Black Minorca pullets’ led a rebellion. They ‘fly up to the rafters…lay their eggs, which smashed to pieces on the floor. Napoleon …ordered the hens’ rations … stopped…decreed that any animal giving as much as a grain of corn to a hen…punished by death.’ P47 ‘disobey Napoleon’s orders. They, too, were slaughtered’ 6th broken
Squeaker – ‘speaking very slowly…stated categorically-categorically, comrade…snowball was Jones’s agent’ repeat ‘categorically’ emphasising, animals doesn’t know what it means.
Napoleon -  ‘rarely appeared in public…when he did emerge…in a ceremonial manner, with an escort of six dogs’ 
The dogs- ‘three of them flung themselves upon Boxer’ Napoleon didn’t care, immoral
‘The tale of confession and executions went on, until there was a pile of corpses and lying before Napoleon’s feet …air …heavy with the smell of blood’ P53
Clover ‘this was not what they had aimed at when they had set themselves years ago to work for the overthrow of …human race’ P54                                                                                                                          ‘if she herself had had any picture of the future, it had been of a society of animals set free from hunger and the whip, all equal.’P54 –P55
‘No one dared speak his mind…when you had to watch your comrades torn to pieces after confessing to shocking crimes’
‘with a kind of surprise they remembered that it was their own farm’

Chapter 8
‘clover asked Benjamin to read her the sixth commandment…Benjamin, as usual…refused to meddle in such matters’-apathetic cynical
Napoleon- ‘our leader, comrade Napoleon’ oxymoron ‘announced…the mill would be named Napoleon Mill’
‘some of the animals remembered - or thought they remembered - that the Sixth Commandment decreed 'No animal shall kill any other animal.' And though no one cared to mention it in the hearing of the pigs or the dogs’ P76
"It had become usual to give Napoleon the credit for every successful achievement … often hear one hen remark to another, 'Under the guidance of our Leader, Comrade Napoleon, I have laid five eggs in six days' 

Chapter 9
‘Besides, in those days they had been slaves and now they were free, and that made all the difference’

Chapter 10
 ‘Only old Benjamin professed to remember every detail of his long life and to know that things never had been, nor ever could be much better or much worse - hunger, hardship and disappointment being, so he said, the unalterable law of life.’ P109
‘No question now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.’ P118