Read the excerpt from chapter 10 of animal farm. "four legs good, two legs better! four legs good, two legs better! four legs good, two legs better! " it went on for five minutes without stopping. and by the time the sheep had quieted down, the chance to utter any protest had passed, for the pigs had marched back into the farmhouse. how does orwell use irony to develop the theme that the abuse of language is part of the abuse of power? a. orwell uses irony to emphasize the sheep’s insistence that they have changed their views on animalism. b. orwell uses irony to show how the sheep are chanting in a way that disturbs the other animals. c. orwell uses irony to highlight how the sheep are repeating words that go against their self-interest. d. orwell uses irony to draw attention to the fact that the sheep are smart enough to communicate verbally.
the correct answer to this question is C
The correct answer is C. Orwell uses irony to highlight how the sheep are repeating words that go against their self-interest.
The pigs begin to walk on two legs, so Squealer teaches the new chant, and the sheep are immediately swayed by it despite the fact that they were originally walking on four legs and chanting "four legs good, two legs bad".