The hard working class known in the story as Boxer have been tricked into thinking the life without communism would be horrible. After all “Napoleon is always right”. The system was corrupt by Stalin himself and who better to cover it up than his very own government or Squealer. The commandments were altered just enough for Napoleon to get away with anything. He had ran off Snowball who was one of the smartest at the farm, and any other animal who questioned him was killed mercilessly.
As the novel progressed, the violence escalated as the pigs become more and more corrupt and power-hungry. The turning point for violence was when Napoleon used the dogs to relinquish Snowball’s control. At this point, the conflict shifts from the animals versus Jones to Napoleon versus the animals. From this point on, the animals live blindly under the control of Napoleon and the pigs. Much like Mr. Jones used the whip to assert dominance and control over the animals, the pigs assume his role as the head of the farm.
The two characters Napoleon and Snowball specifically, Napoleon’s name is very well the reflection of the man, who ruled and overthrow everybody and became a great dictator and emperor of France and in the same way Tsar Nicholas 2 completely forgot about the ideal which people have dreamt in him. On the other hand, the animals brought their own disgrace unconsciously in the name of revolution which went wrong. Snowball and Napoleon in Animal Farm presumably symbolize the dark times of Russia. Nineteenth century was the time when the dissatisfaction was spread like a fire against the imperial government in Russia. The Russians who were from middle class wanted political reformation against working conditions of industry, which were almost sub-human, they wanted it against the poverty and some other major issues.
The pigs, who were the leaders, frequently displayed this throughout the novel. One example was when tension arose between Napoleon and Snowball shortly after he came up with the idea of the windmill. Napoleon became envious of Snowballs gain in popularity and ended up executing him from the farm. Another theme played in the novel is revolution and corruption. Animal Farm depicts a revolution in progress.
Old Major, the pig, rasped out in his speech that, “The life of an animal is misery and slavery: that is the plain truth.” Old Major had gathered all the animals together in the barn and expressed his desire for the slavery and cruelty to end. The old pig proposed a rebellion in which all the animals rebel against Mr. Jones. Granted, Old Major stated that the rebellion may not take place in any of the animals’ life times. However, after the death of the old pig, the rebellion happened arbitrarily and without warning. After the battle, the pigs took control and things plumped like a bird hit by a stone.
In Animal Farm the leader Napoleon convinces the other animals to turn on the humans. He also convinces them that whatever he says, no matter how ridiculous, is the rule. In “the most Dangerous Game” General Zaroff, the antagonist, hunts people for game
Napoleon runs off snowball, kills many of the animals by the use of his vicious dogs, and changes the commandments to fit his wants. The illiterate animals are oblivious to all of the changes being made and continue to work hard to obtain the common goal; build the windmill. Even when it is blown up to pieces, the animals continue to build. This causes extremely long work hours, a lack of food, and famine to all of the animals on the farm. In the end, the animals are watching the drunken pigs converse with the farmer of Pilkington.
Orwell 's warning plays out in the Animal Farm allegory of the Russian Revolution as seen in the struggles of abused farm animals. Old Major 's dream of animalism, helped brought by Napoleon and Snowball consisted of “two legs good, four legs bad”. In the Russian Revolution, Lenin used Marxism or Communism to the Russian people with help from Stalin and Trotsky. Then when Lenin retires from politics after his second stroke Stalin and Trotsky take over. Stalin and Trotsky take over Russia but Stalin is a tyrant and tyrants want all power to themselves so he runs Trotsky out of Russia.
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
They come up with a revolution against Mr. Jones and drive the farmer out forming a peaceful communistic farm. The pigs eventually give the most orders as they appear to be the most intelligent animals in which the leader turns out to be the pig Napoleon. Eventually, the pigs start harshening the rules on the farm to give themselves an advantage ultimately turning the farm into totalitarianism with brainwashed and exhausted animals. The following analysis will explain several quotes from the text and what the author could’ve meant in reality. After the farm settled after the revolution and was running smoothly, two leader pigs had a conflict.
Likewise, he also destroys Piggy’s glasses, which too were symbolic for innovation and saviour. This relates to Animal Farm as Napoleon also over throws the farm and breaks animal code. Orwell’s use of the farmhouse displays the pig’s link to human nature as it symbolises authority and dominance. The pigs move in there along with humans and it becomes “impossible to say which [is] which”(Pg. ), this demonstrates the overall supremacy they have other the other animals.