CHAPTER SIX
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Summary:In Chapter six, a sense of uneasiness develops amongst the animals on Animal Farm. Except for the pigs, workloads had increased, food supply had decreased and the future appeared to be bleak. Napoleon introduced his new policy of trading and a soliciter named Mr. Whymper is introduced. Although the animals seem to remember a resolution against trading, Squealer sets them at ease by convincing them it is just their imagination. Eventually the characters even take pride in the fact that Napoleon is giving orders to a human being. Soon other humans stopped hating Animal farm and even began to respect its efficiency. Later in the chapter, the pigs begin sleeping in beds. Again the animals have a memory of a resolution and Clover even questions the 4th commandment. When Muriel reads the 4th commandment, it is revealed that it has been changed from "no animal shall sleep in a bed" to "no animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets" Like before, the animals are easily convinced that nothing is wrong. Just as the animals were beginning to admire the walls the had built around the mill, a strong wind came and knocked down the flagstaff and left the windmill in ruins. Napoleon quickly blames Snowball and says the plans will not be altered and the animals will work through the winter.

Significant Quotes:
Boxer lived by two slogans: "I will work harder" and "Napoleon is always right"(page 75) - this quote shows how the working class loved Napoleon and would sacrifice anything for him.
"You did not suppose, surely, that there was ever a ruling against bedssleep in. A pile of straw is a bed, properly regarded. The rule is against sheets, which are a human invention."(page 80) - This is an example of how the government lied to gain support for Stalin.
"Long live Animal Farm"(page 83) - Similar to "long live the USSR"
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Parallels:
The Dogs: The dogs that Napoleon trained represent the KBG, Stalin's secret police. The secret police, who were not actually police, forced people to support Stalin. They often killed people if they were disobedient.
Squealer: Squealer, who always convinces people to follow what Napoleon says, is representative of the propaganda department for Lenin's government. They would lie to convince people to follow Stalin. This is shown when Clover and Muriel ask Squealer about the fourth commandment. When they confront him he says "You did not suppose, surely, that there was ever a ruling against bedssleep in. A pile of straw is a bed, properly regarded. The rule is againstsheets, which are a human invention." (page 80)
The Windmill: The first attempt at the windmill represents the first of Stalin's Five-Year Plans. This plan was to bring Russia up to par technologically. The first Five-Year Plan which started in 1928 proposed was very similar to Lenin's New Economic Policy, just as Napoleon's windmill resembles Snowball's design. The major difference between the two plans was that under Lenin the people had some control over the industry while in Stalin's it was under complete government control. This is show by the "voluntary" sunday work.
Government Blaming: After the windmill was destroyed by the storm Napoleon claims that it was destroyed by Snowball in revenge. Among many other leaders Stalin used this tactic to demonize Trotski's nation.
Muriel: Muriel represents the working class citizens who are educated enough to think for themselves. Muriel, however, just like educated Russian citizens, does not care enough to oppose Napoleon and the pigs.
Boxer: Boxer is driven by his affection towards Napoleon. He works tirelessly and even works when he doesn't need to. Orwell uses Boxer to demonstrate how gullible the working class was.
Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact: Napoleon never communicates with Pilkington and Frederick at the same time. His secretive negotiations parallel Stalin's secretive negotiations with Germany and Poland such as the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact in 1939. The pact was strictly economic at first, then became a peace treaty between Russia and Germany.
Hitler and Stalin
Hitler and Stalin

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