Animal Farm - Hang on Squealer!

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Animal Farm. The Russian Revolution. Rolled into one. The animals have thrown out the humans on Animal Farm, and turned to Animalism (Communism) but when the pigs (Squealer is one of them) gets a taste of power, they demand that they get all the food, and tell many lies to try and get thier way. This script that I have written is an additional piece after the speech, describing what the other animals think and respond to this outrageous demand...

With the working class and Upper class depicted in these animals, can they ever, all be equal?

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1. Hang on Squealer!

HANG ON SQUEALER!

 

OPEN IN THE BARN – THE PIGS ARE STANDING ON A SMALL PODIUM OF STRAW WHILST THE OTHER ANIMALS WATCH.

 

BENJAMIN:

What is this you speak of Squealer? You cannot take our food! It is the reason what got rid of Jones!

 

SQUEALER:

If you do not do this he will, he will come back!

 

CLOVER:

You don’t know these things Squealer, you cannot predict it!

 

BOXER:

How can I work harder with no food?

 

SQUEALER:

But why do you need food when we work for you?

 

MOLLIE:

I need food at least! I am the face of the farm!

 

MOSES:

The word ‘I’ does not enter animal farm! We are as one, we are equal. Or have you forgotten the task Major left us with?

 

SNOWBALL:

That’s ‘Old’ Major! We will die and waste away! The solution is to divide all food equally so we can share! We cannot run a revolution on empty stomachs!

 

MOLLIE:

But surely some should get more than others, like the ones of most value and importance-

 

SQUEALER:

Like us pigs, Mollie has said it herself!

 

MOLLIE:

I-

 

BENJAMIN:

You don’t know what you’re saying Mollie! Those ribbons you flaunt have corrupted you! You are blinded by the thought of no sugar!

 

SQUEALER:

Are you not blinded by Jones’ return?

 

BENJAMIN:

In my day we may get the whip,

 

BOXER:

Honestly we were all there, in ‘those’ days!

 

BENJAMIN:

Well it was in my day!

 

MOLLIE:

Goodness.

 

BENJAMIN:

My point is, we may have got whipped when he was here but at least we had food, and equal rights to a certain extent.

 

SQUEALER:

Why be trapped under a certain extent when we all can be equal? We have this opportunity!

 

BENJAMIN:

And you are using it for yourselves!

 

SNOWBALL:

Everyone needs food no doubt about that.

 

BOXER:

If anything there is some who need more food to work, you only need it for your selfish brains!

 

SQUEALER:

And here they are, ticking away, thinking and working for who? For you!

 

MOSES:

Think of what will await you at Sugarcandy Mountain Squealer! You tread the path of a liar!

 

SQUEALER:

And so do you.

 

THE ANIMALS GASP.

 

SQUEALER:

Nobody trusts you! Does anyone? Really?

 

THERE IS SILENCE.

 

SQUEALER:

Moses! You talk of sugar and mountain but none of us can ever know if you tell the truth! Snowball read out the second commandment.

 

SNOWBALL:

(HESITANTLY) Four legs good, two legs bad.

 

THE ANIMALS ARE TORN.

 

SQUEALER:

You may call us liars but our brains work only for you! Moses, only works for himself.

 

SNOWBALL AND BENJAMIN SHAKE THEIR HEADS AS THE OTHER ANIMALS GASP.

 

SQUEALER:

He utters lies of sugar and all things we desire that can never be. He has been lying to you for years comrades-

 

CLOVER:

Do not use the words of a dead friend, Squealer.

 

SQUEALER:

Friends. For years, friends he has been lying but we have never, if not for mere minutes throughout the whole of our lives.

 

BENJAMIN:

And those are these moments!

 

THE ANIMALS LOOK AT BENJAMIN, THEN BACK AT MOSES, THEN TO THE PIGS IN TURMOIL.

 

MOSES:

No, no! Sugarcandy is a fable told-

 

SQUEALER:

See now he lies again, now all that time the mountain of sugar was just an invisible comfort in sorrow!

 

MOSES:

(WORRIED) Don’t you all see fellow animals what they are doing? Turning the mistrust you give to them to me?

 

THE ANIMALS GASP.

 

MOLLIE:

But Moses is an old friend.

 

SQUEALER:

In league with the humans, in league with you!

 

THE ANIMALS GASP… AGAIN.

 

BENJAMIN:

I could almost believe it.

 

CLOVER:

It can’t be proved.

 

BENJAMIN:

If I had no self-decency.

 

SQUEALER:

She wants Jones back so she can have her job back! He looked after her like a human baby! She wears ribbons in her hair like human clothes!

 

MOLLIE:

But-

 

SNOWBALL:

STOP!

 

ALL THE ANIMALS FALL SILENT.

 

SNOWBALL:

You speak false fact Squealer. Nothing can be proved using food, and Moses for your own purpose. I will agree that Mollie is… shallow-

 

MOLLIE:

Excuse me?

 

SNOWBALL:

And has no grasp on equality, she needs to be taught but you ‘brainworkers’ are taking all out food; you are not helping anyone accomplish anything!

 

THE PIGS LOOK SLIGHTLY WORRIED.

 

CLOVER:

And your so-called scientific fact.

 

BENJAMIN:

In my day-

 

THE ANIMALS SIGH.

 

BENJAMIN:

Shush! In my day, records were considered science, in my day records were considered state of the art-

 

SQUEALER:

We are state of the art!

 

SILENCE.

 

SQUEALER:

All we animals are state of the art with different qualities and different talents, we have our brains. We must utilise our strengths our strengths for the rebellion. The revolution!

 

MOSES:

No animal with such selfishness could ever be state of the art.

 

CLOVER:

Whatever abomination is growing from you sweet, sweet pigs, I shan’t be here to witness it.

 

CLOVER WALKS… TOTTERS OFF AND AFTER A WHILE THE OTHER ANIMALS FOLLOW.

 

SQUEALER:

(MUTTERING)Don’t worry comrades, we will have our taste of glory. And our lifetime of power.

 

 

 

 

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