Monday, October 6, 2008

Animal Farm Deteriorates

Chapter seven of Animal Farm only shows more and more of the breakdown of the animals' rights and health on the Farm. Now that Napoleon is the leader, animal have less food and are being asked to work more and communicate less often. Napoleon, on the other hand, is gaining more and more power and control over the lives of the animals.

Toward the end of the chapter, we experience a mass execution of sorts as some of the animals confess to crimes they may or may not have committed. Basically, Boxer and Clover and the others watch in horror as the "guilty" animals commit suicide right in front of them.

Will the deterioration of the Farm continue or will the animals regain control over their lives? We will have to continue on to find out!

In addition to reading, we also completed our voting on which candidate should win the presidency. A few of you voted for McCain, but the overwhelming majority of you chose Obama. It was very interesting to read your rationales as to why you chose your candidate. You all had solid reasonings for your choice.

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