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Setting in Chapter 3 of Animal Farm

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Setting in Chapter 3
From the previous chapters the audience knows that the actual setting of this novella is Manor Farm in England. Manor farm consists of farm buildings, a yard and a big barn.
In chapter three, Orwell sets the setting and mood by his use of diction. He immediately sets the tone of this chapter by saying that the animals ‘toiled and sweated’; this creates an image in our heads of hard work which all the animals had been doing and were ‘rewarded for’. Since Mr. Jones had been driven off of his farm, the animals were forced to harvest the entire crop by themselves. ‘It was a great drawback that no animal was able to use any tool that involved standing on his hind legs’, this creates a sense of struggle in the minds of the readers and makes it seem as if the animals were having a hard time with the work that was set out for them.
Another hint we get about the atmosphere is when Orwell says, ‘the pigs did not actually work, but directed and supervised the others’ and that the pigs walked behind the other animals ‘calling out “Gee up comrade!” or “Whoa back, comrade!” The animals soon find out that the pigs were the ones responsible for the disappearance of the milk and that they were mixing it in their mash. Also the apple as are gathered for the pigs to eat. When the animals question why the food is not being said Squealer explains that ‘it is for your sake that we drink that milk and eat those apples’ as to keep their brainpower up; milk and apples are essential. Squealer also asks the animals about Jones coming back and this convinces the animals, saying that despite any discontent they may feel, their present lives are highly preferred over the ones they led under the rule of Mr. Jones. All this creates lots of imagery; it suggests that the pigs were in charge and enables the audience to easily envision the pigs gaining control and ordering around other animals of the farm.
Chapter III also introduces the idea of propaganda which helps in...

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