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How is Mr. Jones, the farmer, characterized in the opening paragraph of the novel?
He is shown to be a cruel, heartless man who doesn’t care for the wellbeing of his animals.
He is depicted as a lazy man unwilling to put in the effort needed for the farm to thrive.
He is portrayed as an ignorant man who doesn’t possess the knowledge to run an efficient farm.
He is depicted to be a drunkard too inebriated and careless to complete farm tasks properly.
He is described as a foolish, fun-loving man too carefree to worry about his animals.