Jones. After that the idea of windmill was suggested by Snowball another pig, his idea symbolizes the modernization of Animal Farm. The working class will get warmth, electricity and place for storage but eventually Snowball was driven out just like Trotsky and Napoleon took the charge by cheating same as Stalin. Animals (pigs) change commandments and principles of animalism by sleeping on beds, interacting with humans, and starts drinking alcohol like humans, windmill collapses and destruction begins. Food scarcity becomes the major problem of Animal Farm but pigs have always more than enough food to eat.
Snowball is based on Leon Trotsky from one century ago who was a Soviet politician. Snowball wrote Seven Commandments that are later changed by Napoleon under his orders. Snowball’s ideas was always ignored and disagreed by Napoleon due to his own egocentric selfishness that made him self-centered since Napoleon would intensively dislike to see Snowball leading Animal Farm that would cause Napoleon to lose the popularity and Snowball to gain the popularity. Snowball was imposed against his will out of the Animal Farm when Napoleon used his dogs to chase and attack Snowball away from Napoleon
Milk and apples (this has been proved by Science, comrades) contains substances absolutely necessary to the well-being of a pig… The whole management and organization of the farm depend on us… It is for your sake that we drink that milk and eat those apples. Do you know what would happen if we pigs failed in our duty? Jones would come back!’” (35-36). Squealer says this to help the animals understand that the milk and apples are significant in the life of the pigs, therefore helping them continue to keep the farm protected from Jones; but in reality, it was a mask and Squealer actually says this to justify the pig’s evil means.
After the windmill is completed, neighbouring farmer Frederick invades the farm with armed men, and the animals retreat to the buildings. While hiding, the men use blasting powder to destroy the windmill, inspiring the animals to attack and eventually drive them away with heavy casualties on both sides. When construction is resumed again, the large horse Boxer takes on the majority of the work, taking a toll on his aging body. After being found collapsed one day, the pigs arrange to have him treated by a veterinarian in town, but the wagon that comes to take him reads "horse slaughterer". Reading this, Benjamin the donkey raises alarm, but the other animals are unable to save Boxer, and he is too weak to escape.
The theme in Animal Farm maintains that in every society there are leaders who, if given the opportunity, will likely abuse their power. It is a satire on the politicians and their ability to manipulate others because of their insatiable lust for power. Despite his seemingly selfless motives, Napoleon the pig is presented as a power hungry individual who masks all his actions with the excuse that they are for the betterment of the farm such as him stealing the milk and covering it with the lie that it has nutrients essential to pigs only. Although the story is an allegory of the Soviet Union under Stalin, it still holds significance in the present day world and even in the society of India. These will be analyzed through the research paper.
Through the whole book lies were told so that the animals would not revolt, thus the pigs remained in command. In many ways, Squealer tricked the other animals into believing that what the pigs were doing was correct. When they were gathering apples. When the pigs started to use the farmhouse beds to sleep in. and when napoleon decided to build the Windmill.
He makes his entrance when he justifies the pigs for hoarding food. He works to develop Animalism. He is selfish and twists reality to suit his interests and those of Napoleon. Squealer is the propaganda machine of Animal Farm. Snowball is an active quick-witted, charismatic inventive pig.
DECEIT A utopic society is an impeccable society, where deceit is supposed to be absent. However, deception clearly exists in Animal Farm and this is shown through the abuse of the ignorant animals by other intelligent animals. Napoleon achieves his reign at the Manor Farm through lies and the exploitation of other animals’ innocence with the help of the dogs and Squealer, an ambitious and intelligent pig. The pigs, except for Snowball, are portrayed as deceitful characters due to their ability to manipulate the rest of the animals. The author describes Squealer as “a brilliant talker, and when he was arguing some difficult point he had a way of skipping from side to side and whisking his tail which was somehow very persuasive.” (Orwell 13).
In Chapter 2 pg 24 Snowball wrote out a list of commandments that would shape the community of Animal Farm. In the end of the book (ch 10 pg 134) “All animals are equal but some are more equal than others.” is the one commandment that is left to describe the leadership of Napoleon. Napoleon is able to get away with changing the commandments because he blames everything on Snowball and says that Snowball ran away because he was secretly in league with Jones and his men. None of the animals are able to read except the pigs, Benjamin and Muriel. None of the animals have particularly good memories so when a commandment gets changed, Squealer is able to convince the other animals that they were remembering incorrectly.
“Beasts of England” is a song that Old Major taught to all of them, and it is extremely important because it is an inspiration to rebel against Man and bonds the animals together. The pigs decide to abolish it because, according to them, the song is no longer necessary. The tyranny that the pigs rule is destroying the culture of Animalism because this song is a major part of the animals’ lives. The reader feels that this dictatorship is destroying the animals’ history and culture even more after “[Benjamin] read[s] out to [Clover] what was written on the wall. There was nothing there now except a single Commandment.