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ANIMAL FARM 2 READING GROUP QUESTIONS

What are new themes in the Animal Farm sequel?

How did the Cold War affect life on Animal Farm?

What campaigns did the ‘peaceniks’ begin after collapse of the Soviet Government.

Historical figures are represented by major characters in Animal Farm. Could Dimitri and Algy represent contemporary political figures?

Could the Ravens represent any organisation? How did they assist the pigs?

Which nations are the superpowers in the story? What totalitarian characteristics did they have?

Which one of the animal characters is the most admirable?

Does the workers’ behaviour suggest that a work collective could succeed?

Must a commune or collective have a management class with elite rights?

Do the animals achieve liberation? How close do they get?

What possible causes of global warming do the animals consider?

Of the three emissions from combustion: heat, carbon dioxide and water vapour,which one do the animals consider inconsequential?

How do the animals explain increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere: increased human emissions, dissolution from warming oceans? 

Which source of energy do the animals regard as putting most heat into the environment: coal, solar or wind?

Are climate scientists views presented as: honest; sacrosanct, flawed; gullible; compliant; corrupted or diverse?

Is the Caruban Government’s non-intervention in Animal Farm plausible? Could separatism ever succeed?How important are a commune’s goals in setting it up?

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