A historical event that could relate to this is when Stalin starved millions of his citizens when they didn’t want to work. Orwell’s allegory “Animal Farm” reveals how too much power tends to change a person by doing horrible things, which causes conflict between individual rights and societal concerns, through the uses of symbolism of Napoleon. Napoleon, who symbolizes Joseph Stalin, shows that how much power tends to corrupt one by using tactics and taking advantage of others to attain a goal. In the story, Napoleon frames as well as kill his comrades to get to his goal, while creating fear among the animals. Before the trial started, Napoleon persuaded the pigs into admitting on false charge against Snowball.
Mr. Jones had been kicked off the farm and the pigs are taking over; Napoleon, consequently, doesn’t think that the animals on Animal Farm should be singing a song about rebellion. This destroys the freedom of the animals by taking away their right to sing. The Heinous Pig somehow got every animal on the farm to have malignity towards Snowball. This makes Napoleon self-centered because he doesn’t stop to think that the song meant more than just a rebellion to the animals. It was their last memory of Old Major.
The pigs’ absolute power allows them to claim privileges for themselves after following the humans’ behaviour which causes the commandment “No animal shall drink alcohol” to become the new commandment “No animal shall drink alcohol to excess” (Orwell 73). For the first time, Napoleon commands on his dogs to slaughter many animals in the farm along with breaking a rule of Animalism (Orwell 56, 82, 85). “[Any animal that] disobey[ed] Napoleon’s orders [was] slaughtered” (Orwell 56) which made the old commandment to become “No animal shall kill any other animal without cause” (Orwell 61). The pigs applied their strength and authority towards and against the other animals so they could corrupt to become more human by removing the principles of
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.
This shows that napoleon felt threatened by Snowball and was worried he would take over the farm so he used his dogs to try to kill Snowball so Napoleon could have no choice but to rule the farm. Like Napoleon, Stalin would get rid of anyone who would rebel against his rules or disagree with what he was doing...According to the article "Stalin Banishes Trotsky" by the Editors of History.com, “He ordered someone to kill Trotsky.” This evidence
At first, the pigs work to get Mr. Jones off the land and they quarrel with him and his men when they waylaid them in the battle of Cowshed. Then they start conspiring with the neighboring farms and have men to make their deals for them. Suddenly, in the end Napoleon is walking on two feet along with the others and dressing like a man as he drinks with the humans and an amity is established. Honestly, this reversal did not take me by surprise at all, I was expecting nothing less from Napoleon. In conclusion, the story ‘Animal Farm’ is a extraordinary story about power and what it can do to a person or in this case an animal.
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.
Napoleon was a vicious and cruel tyranny leader. ‘ When they had finished their confession, the dogs promptly tore their throats out”(84). If Stalin found anybody rebelling against him or might cause an issue in his society, he would have them executed. In the end of both Stalin and Napoleon’s lives, they lived in paranoia. “He carried a whip in his trotter”(133).
Jones and his men. Mr. Jones didn’t treat the animals fairly, and in certain scenarios he would forget to feed the animals completely and as a result, the animals decided to question the authority figure, Mr. Jones and eventually chased him and his men from the farm. The animals successfully questioned authority and drove out their human masters to establish a government led by two pigs; Napoleon and
When Jack wanted hunt, he was worried that no one thought he could, that people thought that he was weak. He pushed himself to kill the pig and became obsessed. Jack was obsessed with the power it made him feel and the power that he thought he inherited with the group. When Jack pauses the first time they went hunting, it's proof that he couldn’t kill at first, he had to become “zoned” in and disassociate himself with the actual hunting before he could make his first kill. Once he overcame his fear of killing his humanity, he was able to not only kill pigs, but also kill people, and be okay with it.