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Animal Farm Jeopardy


Bible Stories

Bible Julius Caesar Ten Commandments

Poor Widow:
Within the Poor Widow Bible passage (Mark 12: 41-44), the widow gives an insignificant amount to the donation box, but Jesus praises her because she gives out of what she needs to survive, not out of her surplus. Boxer most applies to the poor widow because Boxer is always giving his all and nothing less.

Julius Caesar:
In Matthew 21: 17-21, Jesus is questioned about paying taxes to Caesar and the morality of doing so. He responds by saying, “Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and to God what belongs to God.” Napoleon is a good representation of Caesar due to his blind ambition and disregard for those below him.

Letter to James:
The Letter to James consistently describes being doing of the Word. This concept is named Praxis. Praxis is the notion of a physical commitment to doing good, compared to simply preaching it. While the pigs call out themselves to be great saviors and leaders, they fail to live up to these titles with deeds that would be expected from these kinds of positions.

Ten Commandments:
When God gives Moses the 10 Commandments in Exodus 20, the intention is to maintain order and stability within the community through a set of laws and restrictions that would guide the people to do good towards each other. The 7 Commandments of the Farm were designed with the same intention, but were tampered with afterwards to fit the needs and desires of the pigs.

In Matthew 6, Jesus describes how the Pharisees and other religious leaders proclaim their good deeds to the public in the pursuit of recognition, but because they do so, they a hypocrites. When one does good, they should do it for the intention of authentic good, and not seek out acknowledgement when doing good in private. The pigs are most like those hypocrites because they proclaim themselves out to the community when they act in good nature, but fail to do so when under the shroud of privacy.


© Animal Farm, March 18, 2010