In the novel, Animal Farm, the pigs are substandard examples of good leaders because they are self-serving hypocrites. This is an allegorical story to what happened in the Russian Revolution. Napoleon, the main leader of the farm, represents Stalin, the leader of Russia in the revolution. They were both corrupt leaders that manipulated their own people. For example, Napoleon brainwash the animals into thinking he is always right.
As the Russian Revolution commenced in the early 1900’s, in which millions of people rebelled, several leaders sought power, with Joseph Stalin taking firm command. Similarly, Animal Farm, a novella written by George Orwell, allegorically represents the downfall of Marx’s manifesto of communism. On Animal Farm, the pigs distinguish themselves by immediately taking control and eventually changing the Commandments of Animalism to benefit only the pigs. Napoleon (Stalin) drives out his rival, a pig named Snowball, leaving him the opportunity to become an egoistic dictator. Manipulating a corrupt society, Squealer, Napoleon’s propagandist, uses rhetoric to control the animals’ rights and thoughts with clever words, in which Boxer's lack of intelligence leads to constant laborious work and later, his death.
Animal Farm is about a group of animals that live on a farm and they are treated unfairly by their owner Mr. Jones so they rebel against him and start their own farm. As the story goes along the pigs start to take control and they act like the humans did and they start changing the rules that were made in the beginning. Animal Farm represents communism and the Russian Revolution. Each character represents a different person or idea during the Russian Revolution. In Animal Farm the author, George Orwell, illustrates how the pigs use propaganda by manipulating the animals using fear, logical fallacies, and bandwagon.
In Animal Farm the animals are brainwashed by the authority figures Squealer, Napoleon and Snowball. Squealer’s influential speeches brainwash the animals to doing what he says, Napoleon’s forceful commands brainwash the animals into doing what he says and, Snowball’s intelligent mind brainwashes the animals that he is a passionate leader and makes the animals do what he says. The authority figures corrupt their power by managing the animals viciously for needs. The three ways they showed this was by: Not following commandments, threatening the animals and reducing food, taking credit over the
Animal Farm -the history of a rebellion that went wrong- is George Orwell 's brilliant satire on the corrupting influence of power. It was first published in 1945. According to Orwell, the book reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalin era in the Soviet Union. In the book, Mr. Jones, the owner of the Manor farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Snowball leads to the animals taking over the farm.
In his book, the character that represents Stalin is a pig named Napoleon, who preaches his hate for mankind, who represent the people Stalin overthrew. However, in this book, Napoleon’s tyrannical ruling turns him into the very thing he hated. This was also true for Stalin. Stalin used secret police, a tactic that was despised when used by Nicholas II. He killed millions, and received no blame, even as the former Tsar was blamed for the millions of war casualties.
The fable, Animal Farm by George Orwell is an allegory for the Russian Revolution. It allusively criticizes Joseph Stalin, by symbolizing him with Napoleon. In the novel, the animal revolution with the best of intentions was gradually undermined by the pigs’ corruption and avarice. As a reference to the emergence of the Soviet Communism, Animal Farm conveys the theme that not only are the tactics of the figures in power responsible for their rise to power, but the oppressed working class is also partially at fault. The loyal servants of Napoleon contributed actively towards his takeover, while the working class, through gullibility, naivety and unwillingness to question authority, condemned themselves to Napoleon’s oppression.
Body paragraph one showed how fear mongering was used to scare the animals. For example, the vicious dogs and Jones comeback were used to scare the animals if they did not obey Napoleon. Body paragraph two showed how Napoleon blamed Snowball of all the predicaments and disasters they have faced so that he would stay in power; Snowball was blamed of the windmill ruin and associating with Jones. The third body paragraph about pigs manipulating animals to make them obey Napoleon, by making them believe that pigs should not work and that they deserve to sleep in beds to make up for the pigs’ mistakes. The animals thought that Animalism was going to be executed.
We often find that it is simpler to stay hidden in the dark, rather than step out into the light. As citizens it is our responsibility to call out our leaders if they are not taking notice of what we, the people, want or need. The animals, in Animal Farm, overthrew their farmer and attempted to form a fair government, but soon became dictated to, by the pigs. The book records the evolution of tyranny to totalitarianism which became as terrible as their first situation. In Animal Farm, George Orwell illustrates that it is the responsibility of the citizens to stand up against injustice and inequality.
“Animal Farm” by George Orwell, is a story to show how absolute power corrupts, just as Stalin’s power did during the Russian Revolution in 1917. In the allegory “Animal Farm” each character represents a political figure from the days around the Russian Revolution. For example, Joseph Stalin is represented by a pig named Napoleon, Squealer, another pig, represents Stalin’s propaganda department, and the dogs represent the Secret Police (KBG). Using the nine dogs that Napoleon raises (intimidation), Squealer (propaganda), and manipulation, Orwell illustrates how Napoleon was able to gain and maintain control of the farm. The nine dogs that stay by Napoleon at all times are useful for Napoleon to gain and maintain control of the farm because they scare the other animals, intimidating them so that they do not disobey Napoleon.