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Which of the following best describes Old Major’s reason for starting his speech with the words below?

I do not think, comrades, that I shall be with you for very many months longer, and before I die, I feel it my duty to pass on to you such wisdom as I have acquired. I have had a long life, I have had much time for thought as I lay alone in my stall, and I think I may say that I understand the nature of life on this earth as well as any animal now living.


He wants to impress the other animals with his accomplishments.


He is establishing credibility with his audience by explaining why they should listen to him.


He is conjuring up familiar images of life on the farm to appeal to his listeners’ sense of nostalgia.


He is explaining why animals would be better off without human masters.


He is trying to convince them that he has made good use of the time he’s been given.

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