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Animal Farm

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Abusing Language

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Which of the following quotations clearly shows the potential for langauge to be abused for personal gain?

A

"For the time being, certainly, it had been found necessary to make a readjustment of rations (Squealer always spoke of it as a 'readjustment', never as a 'reduction')."

B

"'Comrades!' he cried. 'You do not imagine, I hope, that we pigs are doing this in a spirit of selfishness and privilege?...it [is] for your sake that we drink that milk and eat those apples."

C

"'I do not believe that,' [Boxer] said. 'Snowball fought bravely at the Battle of the Cowshed. I saw him myself. Did we not give him "Animal Hero, First Class," immediately afterwards?' 'That was our mistake, comrade. For we know now… that in reality he was trying to lure us to our doom."

D

"Benjamin was the oldest animal on the farm, and the worst tempered. He seldom talked, and when he did, it was usually to make some cynical remark - for instance, he would say that God had given him a tail to keep the flies off, but that he would sooner have had no tail and no flies."

E

A&B