"Animal Farm" Speech - Snowball

Essay by tonyshawkHigh School, 11th gradeA-, March 2006

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Comrades, I stand here before you on this Sunday morning to bring forth my final solicitation to you for the ratification of the building of the windmill. In a minute or so, I will make all the beauties of the windmill known to you.

Weeks ago, when I investigated our farm and surveyed the ground, I discovered that the knoll is the highest point on the farm, and it is certainly the ideal place to build the windmill on. Once the windmill is built, it can generate electricity through a dynamo with the energy from wind. This amount of electrical power will be so enormous that it will be able to run a circular saw; it will be able to run a chaff-cutter, it will be able to light up every stall in the farm, and warm them in winter.

I do not deny that building it would be a difficult business.

Stone would have to be carried and build into walls, then the sails would have to be made, and after that there would be need for dynamos and cables (Orwell 65). But I guarantee that it would be all done in one year, if we all dedicate ourselves to it. When it's accomplished, so much labour would be saved that we would only have to work three days in a week.

Comrades, could you imagine the luxury that a three day week brings to us? You would only have to work three days in a week, and get even more ration than what you now have. Your stalls would no longer be chilly in the winter; they will be heated and lightened up with electricity. You horses, there will be no more need for you to run that old and lousy chaff-cutter, it will be replaced with a...