Date: 31st March 2014
Title: Napoleon as Stalin
LO: To explore how Orwell uses Napoleon as
a way to criticise Stalin
Start...
As we watch this clip, listen out
for links between Russian history
and Animal Farm.
Context:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learnin...
Put the events from Animal
Farm in the order in which
they happen in the novel.
Match the real historical event
to the event in Animal Farm.
As we watch this clip, listen out
for links between Russian history
and Animal Farm.
Stalin:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning...
Animal Farm
Farmer Jones and his men attack
Animal Farm at the Battle of the
Cowshed. Snowball leads the
animals to victor...
For each of the points about Stalin, identify something similar that Napoleon does
or says in Animal Farm.
Stalin forced R...
How are Napoleon and Stalin
similar?
What point(s) was George Orwell
making about Joseph Stalin?
Orwell’s motives:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/geor...
Animal Farm
Farmer Jones and his men attack Animal
Farm at the Battle of the Cowshed.
Snowball leads the animals to victor...
For each of the points about Stalin, identify something similar that Napoleon does
or says in Animal Farm.
Stalin forced R...
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Napoleon vs stalin

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  • 1. Date: 31st March 2014 Title: Napoleon as Stalin LO: To explore how Orwell uses Napoleon as a way to criticise Stalin Starter: Do now Your books have been marked. Complete your gap task underneath the marker stamp.
  • 2. As we watch this clip, listen out for links between Russian history and Animal Farm. Context: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/georg e-orwells-animal-farm-historical-context-pt-1- 3/8177.html
  • 3. Put the events from Animal Farm in the order in which they happen in the novel.
  • 4. Match the real historical event to the event in Animal Farm.
  • 5. As we watch this clip, listen out for links between Russian history and Animal Farm. Stalin: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/george- orwells-animal-farm-historical-context-pt-2- 3/8178.html
  • 6. Animal Farm Farmer Jones and his men attack Animal Farm at the Battle of the Cowshed. Snowball leads the animals to victory. Napoleon tells the hens to sell their eggs for the collective good. The hens smash their eggs in protest. Napoleon uses fear and propaganda to make himself a popular dictator. Napoleon uses the windmill’s destruction as an excuse to kill animals who he claims have been working for Snowball. The animals rise up against Jones and chase him from the farm. The pigs try to create an equal society, in which “All animals are equal”. Napoleon’s business deals with Frederick backfire. The animals are paid in forged notes and Frederick attacks the farm. The relationship between the pigs and the farmers becomes friendly. The friendship is short-lived when each side cheats at cards. Old Major’s ideas are similar to Marxism. He says that Man takes advantage of the animals who do all the work for no reward. This idea forms the basis of Animalism. Napoleon and Snowball fight over the way the farm should be run, then Napoleon drives Snowball from the farm. Reality The Communist Party believed in Marx’s ideas. Marx said that the upper classes took advantage of the lower classes by paying them low wages, while the rich kept most of the money. 1917 - Lenin, leader of the Bolsheviks, seizes power and overthrows the Provisional Government. Lenin and Trotsky set up a Communist society. They want Russia to be fairer. 1918 – 1921: There’s a civil war in Russia between the Bolsheviks and people loyal to the Tsar. The Bolsheviks, led by Trotsky, win the war. 1924 – 27: Lenin’s death causes a leadership battle between Trotsky and Stalin. Stalin wins and forces Trotsky out of Russia. 1932 – 1936: Stalin’s collectivisation policy creates many famines. Peasants fight the changes, but conditions get worse. Stalin uses propaganda to become a powerful dictator. People are encouraged to idolise him. Stalin invents a conspiracy against him, and uses it as an excuse to torture and execute enemies. 1941: With Russia under threat, Stalin negotiates with Germany for protection. Germany betrays Russia by (unsuccessfully) invading. 1943: Russia, Britain and the US become allies. The alliance is short – no one trusts each other, and four years later the Cold War begins.
  • 7. For each of the points about Stalin, identify something similar that Napoleon does or says in Animal Farm. Stalin forced Russian peasants to share all their produce. When they refused, they were attacked. Anybody suspected of disloyalty was taken away by the secret police (the NKVD) and shot. Stalin ordered the execution of people who thought were conspiring against him. Stalin surrounded himself with secret police, and his people lived in fear. Stalin changed the rules of communism to suit his own needs. Stalin became a dictator and took complete control of the Communist Party. Stalin blamed Russia’s problems on others, such as Trotsky. Stalin built up a hidden power base and used it to get rid of his rivals. Stalin spread propaganda about his own great leadership. Stalin and Napoleon: The Similarities
  • 8. How are Napoleon and Stalin similar?
  • 9. What point(s) was George Orwell making about Joseph Stalin? Orwell’s motives: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/georg e-orwells-animal-farm-historical-context-pt-3- 3/8179.html Answer the question in your book.
  • 10. Animal Farm Farmer Jones and his men attack Animal Farm at the Battle of the Cowshed. Snowball leads the animals to victory. Napoleon tells the hens to sell their eggs for the collective good. The hens smash their eggs in protest. Napoleon uses fear and propaganda to make himself a popular dictator. Napoleon uses the windmill’s destruction as an excuse to kill animals who he claims have been working for Snowball. The animals rise up against Jones and chase him from the farm. The pigs try to create an equal society, in which “All animals are equal”. Napoleon’s business deals with Frederick backfire. The animals are paid in forged notes and Frederick attacks the farm. The relationship between the pigs and the farmers becomes friendly. The friendship is short-lived when each side cheats at cards. Old Major’s ideas are similar to Marxism. He says that Man takes advantage of the animals who do all the work for no reward. This idea forms the basis of Animalism. Napoleon and Snowball fight over the way the farm should be run, then Napoleon drives Snowball from the farm. Reality The Communist Party believed in Marx’s ideas. Marx said that the upper classes took advantage of the lower classes by paying them low wages, while the rich kept most of the money. (A) 1917 - Lenin, leader of the Bolsheviks, seizes power and overthrows the Provisional Government. Lenin and Trotsky set up a Communist society. They want Russia to be fairer. (B) 1918 – 1921: There’s a civil war in Russia between the Bolsheviks and people loyal to the Tsar. The Bolsheviks, led by Trotsky, win the war. (E) 1924 – 27: Lenin’s death causes a leadership battle between Trotsky and Stalin. Stalin wins and forces Trotsky out of Russia. (D) 1932 – 1936: Stalin’s collectivisation policy creates many famines. Peasants fight the changes, but conditions get worse. Stalin uses propaganda to become a powerful dictator. People are encouraged to idolise him. Stalin invents a conspiracy against him, and uses it as an excuse to torture and execute enemies. (C) 1941: With Russia under threat, Stalin negotiates with Germany for protection. Germany betrays Russia by (unsuccessfully) invading. (F) 1943: Russia, Britain and the US become allies. The alliance is short – no one trusts each other, and four years later the Cold War begins.
  • 11. For each of the points about Stalin, identify something similar that Napoleon does or says in Animal Farm. Stalin forced Russian peasants to share all their produce. When they refused, they were attacked. Anybody suspected of disloyalty was taken away by the secret police (the NKVD) and shot. Stalin ordered the execution of people who thought were conspiring against him. Stalin surrounded himself with secret police, and his people lived in fear. Stalin changed the rules of communism to suit his own needs. Stalin became a dictator and took complete control of the Communist Party. Stalin blamed Russia’s problems on others, such as Trotsky. Stalin built up a hidden power base and used it to get rid of his rivals. Stalin spread propaganda about his own great leadership. Stalin and Napoleon: The Similarities