Animal Farm is a novella written by George Orwell, where a pig dictator, Napoleon, tries to gain power by using different types of propaganda. This novella takes place in an imaginary farm in England that focuses on politics. George Orwell said that he was inspired by the Russian Revolution, but the idea of the awareness of corruption applies to the world. Similarly to Animal Farm, World War II “was arguably the most significant period of the 20th century” (historynet.com) that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The corruption and dictation of the government was what inspired George Orwell to write Animal Farm.
CHAPTER 3: PARALLELS BETWEEN RUSSIAN REVOLUTION AND ANIMAL FARM THROUGH EVENTS AND CHARACTERS “In the time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” Orwell.G 1949 George Orwell’s influential novel Animal Farm ultimately turned out to be a political commentary and presumably an allegory which revolves around Russian Revolution. Basically, parallel means occurring or existing in corresponding manner. There are number of events which directly correspond to Soviet Russia. Just like the people of Russia drove out Tsar Nicholas 2 in the exact same way animals of Manor Farm rebelled against Mr. Jones after enduring a prolonged period of injustice. With the passage of time, the pigs dominate working class of animals, because they
In the novel Animal Farm written by George Orwell is about animals on a farm who rebel against their master Mr.Jones in attempt to be create equality between them. While the Rebellion was successful, overtime the animals are manipulated by the pigs to which the pigs become superior than the the rest of the animals on the farm. Making the Rebellion pointless as the pigs are the new owners of Animal farm leading to the pigs using fear, manipulation, and deception to trick the animals into thinking they are not ruling until it is to late. Orwell uses satire to compare his book Animal Farm to the Russian Revolution showing not only how he feels about the Revolution but how reacts towards it. Orwell uses his book Animal Farm to talk about the Russian Revolution by using satire and tries to use Animal Farm as an outlet to voice his opinion about how he despises the Revolution and as well as to convince others to share his opinion.
One example occurs when the author state that the most significant and the most hardest thing to work on by the animals is actually Napoleon’s own creation. “The windmill was, in fact, Napoleon’s own creation” (57). This explanation means Napoleon is the one who wants the hard work go toward the animals. This phrase is significant on the use of accusation by dictators because at first, Snowball suggests to have a windmill and Napoleon opposes but it turns out that Napoleon is the owner of windmill. Another example from the book is when Napoleon uses accusation to bring misunderstanding to animals about Snowball being Jones’s spy.
This novel is a metaphor, and it relates to the events of the Russian Revolution of 1917 that led up to the Stalinist era. All of the animals on Animal Farm form a rebellion against Mr. Jones, who represents Czar Nicholas II, after a pig named Old Major, who
Squealer, the propaganda agent uses propaganda in the story as a way to manipulate the animals who are not pigs. He makes them believe everything he and the pigs are doing is for the greater good of the whole farm despite the fact that it is not. Squealer controls them in many ways but the strongest or most apparent are telling the other animals Mr. Jones their neglective abusive owner will come back, lying about Boxer the horse’s death, and finally changing the unalterable commandments into one that reads “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others”. One of the very first and most used techniques Squealer uses is instilling fear in the animals. He does this by threatening Jones’s return.
In “Animal Farm” written by George Orwell, the animals strive to create their own Utopian society where the all animals are treated equally and happily. But due to the ignorance of animals, the society collapses. Animals were also convinced by a small eloquent pig, named “Squealer”. When Snowball was exiled, Squealer became the right hand of Napoleon. Squealer represents Vyacheslav Molotov, who was a diplomat of Soviet Union and undertook the central role of communist propaganda.
Old Major tries to teach the animals that without humans ruling, animals could do a better job and by taking over the farm where they live, they could finally be free and not under the communist rule of humans. After Old Major dies, three pigs - Napoleon, Snowball, and Squealer - lead the animals into a revolution against the farm owner, Mr. Jones, and succeed. As time progresses and the top three pigs acquire status among all the other animals, a leader emerges. Napoleon begins to show his true colors as a forceful ruler which is similar to the concept of communism. Another way that Orwell uses rhetoric in this story is he details the manipulation that Napoleon uses to gain complete and total control of all of the animals in the farm.
At the heart of a seemingly simple, unassuming novella lie political issues that occurred in Russia during and after the Russian Revolution in 1917. George Orwell’s allegorical ‘masterpiece’ as some would say, stems from his own opinions and detestation of the class divide. He shows that an egalitarian society is unachievable, when some characters that exercise power within Animal Farm use forms of both psychological warfare and physical threats in order to keep the ‘lesser’ animals under their control in order to maintain their society which supposedly follows the principles of Animalism; that ‘all animals are equal’. The pigs employ various tactics and express ways of thinking that convince the animals that they are better off than they had
Like a moral story, it gives the audience a lesson about the idea of man. The novel additionally works as political satire. The two pigs, Napoleon and Snowball, re-institute the conflict amongst Stalin and Trotsky, with alternate characters filling in different parts and gatherings of people. Not only that, but the book can also categorized as a general satire, offering the skeptical perception that all animals are equivalent; however, a few creatures are more equivalent than