Analysing Text (Animal Farm)
Orwell introduces the reader to the character Mr. Jones by describing him as “lurched across the yard” on page 1 and “his lantern dancing from side to side” on page 1. This suggest that he was drunk and likes drinking, it also suggest that he is irresponsible and thoughtless.
Orwell introduces the reader to the character Old Major by describing him as “majestic-looking” on page 1 and “with a wise and benevolent appearance” on page 2. This suggest that Old Major is aware and smart but also suggest that he is ageing. “Majestic-looking” also suggest that Old Major was pretty or beautiful when he was young.
Orwell introduces the reader to the character Boxer by describing him as “enormous beast”, “nearly eighteen hands high” and “as strong as any ordinary horses put together”, all on page 2. This suggest that Boxer is a very motivated horse. Strong, active and durable. It also suggests that Boxer is highly respected as well as having “tremendous powers of work.”
Orwell introduces the reader to the character Clover by describing her as “stout motherly mare approaching middle life” page 2 and “never quite got her figure back after her fourth foal”, found on page 2. This suggest that Clover is loyal and strong but not as strong as Boxer. It also suggests that Clover is very protective, caring and kind like a mother.
Orwell introduces the reader to the character Benjamin by describing him as “worst tempered” page 2, “never laughed”, “devoted to Boxer” and “oldest on the farm”. This suggest that Ben is very wise like Old Major...