Who wrote the poem ‘Comrade Napoleon’?

With reference to George Orwell’s ‘The Animal Farm’, answer the following questions:

(i) Who wrote the poem ‘Comrade Napoleon’?
    How did Napoleon show his approval of the poem?

(ii) What precautions were taken to ensure Napoleon’s safety?

(iii) What single commandment replaced the seven commandments on Animal Farm?

     Mention some of the changes that the animals noticed in the behaviour of the pigs after the new commandment had been put up.

Answer

(i) • Minimus
    • Napoleon had the poem inscribed on the wall of the big barn, the opposite end from the Seven Commandments.
    • It was surmounted by a portrait of Napoleon in profile + painted by Squealer

(ii) • Four dogs guarded Napoleon’s bed at night + one dog at each corner
     • A young pig named Pinky was appointed to taste all Napoleon’s food before he ate it +lest he be poisoned.

 (iii) All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

Mention some of the changes that the animals noticed in the behaviour of the pigs after the new commandment had been put up.

Some of the changes on the Farm: any six of the following:

• Pigs who were supervising the work of the farm all carried whips in their trotters
• Pigs had bought themselves a wireless set
• They were arranging to install a telephone
• They had taken out subscriptions to John Bull, Tit-Bits, and the Daily Mirror
• Napoleon was seen strolling in the farmhouse with a pipe in his mouth
• the pigs took Mr. Jones’ clothes out of the wardrobes and put them on
• Napoleon was seen dressed in a black coat, rat catcher breeches, leather leggings and his favourite sow appeared in Mrs Jones’ Sunday best - a watered silk dress