Animal Farm Questions: Chapter Four
- How does Mr. Jones spend most of his time after he is kicked off his farm?
- Who is Mr. Pilkington and how does Orwell describe him?
- Who is Mr. Frederick and how does Orwell describe him?
- What is the typical relationship between these two men?
1. How does Mr. Jones spend most of his time after he is kicked off his farm?
Mr. Jones hangs out in a pub in Willington, which is called the Red Lion, and drinks. The other farmers are compassionate about his trouble, but they mostly think about how to use his situation to their own advantage. He complains a lot about the animal rebellion which has kicked him off his farm to his neighbors Mr. Pilkington and Mr. Frederick. Later on, in autumn Mr. Jones and his two neighbors decide to take back the control over the animal farm. However, they fail.
4.Who is Mr. Pilkington and how does Orwell describe him?
Mr. Pilkington was a farmer, a neighbor of Mr. Jones. He owned Foxwood, a big, old-fashioned farm which was badly kept. He becomes a business partner of Napoleon and sells part of his land to him.
Orwell describes him as an easy-going person which spends most of his time fishing or hunting depending on the time of the year. Basically, he has the same moral characteristics of Napoleon, being only interested in his own prosperity and not caring about the others.
5. Who is Mr. Frederick and how does Orwell describe him?
Mr. Frederick was another farmer, a neighbor of Mr. Jones. He had a farm, Pinchfield. It was smaller than Mr. Pilkington`s farm and it was in a better condition. Mr. Frederick is compassionate about Mr. Jones situation; however, he wants to use it to his own advantage. He tries to make business with the Animal Farm by buying wood, but he pays for it with fake money. Orwell describes him as “a tough man” who is constantly “involved in lawsuits”. He is portrayed as a classic businessman, with exact objectives and which will do anything to obtain what he needs.