Animal Farm

by

George Orwell

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Mr. Frederick Character Analysis

The owner of the neighboring farm of Pinchfield. He’s vicious, cruel, and calculating, and rumors circulate that he’s especially horrible to his farm animals. After suffering abuse from Napoleon, Mr. Frederick ultimately purchases timber from Animal Farm, but pays for it with counterfeit bills, and days later, attacks Animal Farm and blows up the windmill. Though he’s successful in this endeavor, he disappears from the story after this point. Mr. Frederick symbolizes the fascist Germans and Hitler in particular.
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Mr. Frederick Character Timeline in Animal Farm

The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Frederick appears in Animal Farm. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4
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...Mr. Pilkington owns Foxwood, an overgrown and old-fashioned farm on one side, while the shrewd Mr. Frederick owns Pinchfield on the other side. They hate each other too much to agree on... (full context)
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None of the rumors that Mr. Frederick or Mr. Pilkington spread about Animal Farm, however, land well with their animals. Over the... (full context)
Chapter 6
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...Rumors circulate that Napoleon is going to strike a deal with either Mr. Pilkington or Mr. Frederick , but not with both. (full context)
Chapter 7
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...has a pile of timber that Mr. Whymper suggests selling, and both Mr. Pilkington and Mr. Frederick want to buy it. Napoleon deliberates in his decision to sell, and whenever it seems... (full context)
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...calls the animals to tell them that they’ve discovered something terrible: Snowball sold himself to Mr. Frederick and Pinchfield, and he plans to lead their attack on Animal Farm. Further, Snowball was... (full context)
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...that they’ve been working with Snowball and planned to help him give Animal Farm to Mr. Frederick. They also corroborate that Snowball worked with Mr. Jones. When they’re done, the dogs tear... (full context)
Chapter 8
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Napoleon busies himself negotiating with Mr. Frederick and Mr. Pilkington about the timber. Mr. Frederick wants it badly, but he won’t offer... (full context)
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...Napoleon announces that he never considered selling the timber to such a horrible human as Mr. Frederick. He commands the pigeons to leave Foxwood alone and also to spread the slogan “Death... (full context)
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...the windmill Napoleon Mill. Two days later, Napoleon announces that he sold the timber to Mr. Frederick. He changes the pigeons’ message to “Death to Pilkington,” says the rumors about Mr. Frederick’s... (full context)
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Mr. Frederick ’s men cart away the timber quickly and when it’s gone, the animals gather to... (full context)
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Mr. Frederick and his men gather around the windmill. At first it looks like they’re going to... (full context)