Animal Farm Essay Test Read the following essay options. Answer the questions thoroughly with support from the text. In a well organized essay of roughly one page (each) answer 2 questions total (so you will have TWO essays of at least ONE page). You should include a bare minimum of four rich supporting details to provide the answer, evidence and commentary. Choose two (2) of the following. 1. Explain how Animal Farm is an allegory and the message that Orwell is trying to convey. Cite specific characters and actions to support your answer. 2. Compare and contrast Napoleon and Snowball. What propaganda techniques do the both use in their struggle for power? 3. Discuss Boxer. What role does he play on the farm? Why does Napoleon seemed threatened by him? In what ways in the betrayal of Boxer seen as an alternative climax to the novel (if we consider Napoleon chasing off Snowball as the climax) 4. Orwell felt that revolutions fail in that they result only in a change of tyrants. Use specific examples to trace Napoleon’s rise to power and show how he is an example of Orwell’s philosophy. 5. Consider the beginning and the ending of Animal Farm; describe the process of how the pigs become more human-like and discuss what Orwell believes about human nature. This is due _________________________________________________________ Scoring Guides on the back. If you wish for feedback I will be checking email a few times over break. However, I will not be responding to emails sent on January 2. If you want feedback, please send drafts before December 30. Scoring Rubric 1 2 3 4 5 Introduction No attempt at Thesis is Has thesis and Has thesis, lacks Has a clear thesis and an introduction implied but not purpose, but could clarity, clear purpose with an element or “I am going on the be clearer. Generic; purpose, lacks of sophistication and high to tell you…like papers…..Has restates the prompt stylistic level thinking it is first grade thesis, but no sophistication show and tell purpose 15 6 9 11 13 Body No attempt at Reasons are Offers reasons, may Clear reasoning, Clear reasoning, valid Paragraphs/ constructing a not tied in with loosely be related to some valid support, support, including quotes Textual well-developed thesis, little text, with some some textual and direct, specific Support essay support, textual references. references, attempt references; quotes are Proves reading but quote integration integrated into the doesn’t prove Leaves gaps in essay paragraphs includes understanding. leaving the reader sophistication and high Commentary is with questions. level thinking Evidence weak, generic/may Evidence has some has commentary 38 40 not fit the evidence commentary, but provided leaves the reader 55 questioning the evidence. 42 50 Conclusion No attempt at a “In Conclusion” Generic summary Ties ideas together Ties ideas together in an conclusion “The end” offering no and loosely relates effective manner that Summarizing reflection or to thesis but could relates with the thesis essay evaluation of essay. use a bit more polish includes sophistication A restatement if and high level thinking ideas that essential becomes a waste of time for the reader because you are 2 4 just repeating 8 10 yourself. 6 Fluency No attempt at Generic Generic transitions, Well-written, some Well-written, effective writing a fluent transitions, some errors make it errors, generic transitions with few paper many errors confusing to the transitions. Errors do errors. Sophisticated confusing to reader. Audience is not interfere with tone, eloquence the reader not appropriate for understanding. Some awareness of audience 6 the type of writing, sophisticated tone writing has little and audience 13 sophistication awareness but lacks 20 sophistication 15 17 Sample: Pre-writing, mapping out if ideas sample. Prompt: In Animal Farm, who is the “good guy” and who is the “bad guy”? Choose two characters and explain how their actions, desires and values define them as good or bad. Describe how each character has an impact on the outcome of the story. *Obviously when I write my paper, I will develop more sophisticated language (Boxer is good is not a high school thesis) and my evidence will be thoroughly supported. This is a just a graphic organizer to layout my ideas. Answer Boxer is good* Mollie is bad* Evidence 1 + Commentary He works hard building and Mollie is selfish. After the rebuilding the windmill. He first Rebellion, Mollie was gets up earlier and when very concerned about prompted by Napoleon vow whether or not or why she to work harder! couldn’t wear hair ribbons Boxers vow to work and have treats. harder also encouraged Mollie liked the clothes the other animals to work and the “badges of harder. Their respect for slavery” set up by the him made him a good humans and Mr. Jones. character and an asset to She felt no need to change the farm. the farm. Evidence 2 + commentary Boxer may question While all the other animals authority, but is loyal to the were at work, Mollie would cause because he knows sleep late. During the that Comrade Napoleon is battle of the Cowshed, she always right! When hid, instead of fighting. Napoleon’s dogs tried to Mollie running away did attack him, he was strong not impact the spirit or the enough to withstand their work on the farm, but the attack, but not without animals never talking questioning some of the about her again, speaks judgments made. that the animals were Boxer knows that things comrades to those who might not be great on supported the rebellion. Animal Farm, but he know they are better than when Mr. Jones was in charge. Boxer is loyal to the cause even when the pigs wronged the animals. Outcome: the actions of Boxer and Mollie are both needed to convey Orwell’s message. Boxer’s goodness illustrates the many loyal animals devoted to the cause despite the tyranny of their leader. While Mollie displays those who were unaffected, happy and contented living under the leadership of the humans. Although there are other good and bad animals in the novel, these two provide a juxtaposition in their actions and their role in rebellion.
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