Animal Farm - Chapter 7-8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 – When food grows short and the outside world begins hearing rumors of starvation, Napoleon effects a false showing to Mr. Whymper, allowing him briefly to see bins appearing to be full of oats, but which are actually packed with sand and topped with a layer of oats. By January, Napoleon knows he needs to obtain grain by trading for it. Whenever Napoleon rarely appears in public now, he is surrounded by a cordon of guard dogs which protect him and keep others away. Napoleon announces more eggs are needed for trade from the hens, but the hens protest and lay their eggs in the rafters where they fall and shatter.

In response, Napoleon cuts out their rations and threatens death to anyone who feeds the hens. Eventually the hens give in, but several of them die before they do, and the deaths are attributed to sickness...

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