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A Whip in His Trotter

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Which of the following is the best explanation for why Orwell ends his description of the pigs walking on two legs with the single sentence paragraph: "He carried a whip in his trotter"?

A

He separates this sentence from the others that precede it to emphasize the shock of seeing Napoleon wield a symbol of human power and cruelty.

B

He places this sentence after the ones describing the pigs new walk because he doesn't want it to interfere with the impact of seeing the pigs on two rather than four legs.

C

He tacks this sentence on at the end of this section because, given the shock of seeing all the pigs walking on two legs, the animals didn't initially notice the whip at all - it was an afterthought.

D

He deliberately interjects this sentence between the previous paragraph about pigs walking upright and the following one about the animals' shock because it serves as a bridge between the two.

E

He likely doesn't have a reason for the placement of this sentence; it belongs in this general section of the narrative, and little else matters