Orwell’s novella Animal Farm shows how power gets to one’s head through dishonesty. Squealer demonstrates this by tricking the animals into doing many things that they are unaware of doing themselves. He uses propaganda to help Napoleon because it will give him access to power, which he, too, desires. Squealer is able to use their stupidity against them and make them do unreasonable things. He also gives Napoleon more publicity than he deserves, which leads to him being elected as leader.
He manages to convince the animals that it only makes sense to provide for the pigs first and foremost, as they are the ones managing the workers. He lays out the facts in such a way that disagreeing would make any animal feel illogical, thus perpetuating his agenda. Ultimately, Squealer’s employment of rhetorical questioning, repetition and logos shrouds the corruption of Napoleon's regime and results in successful mass deception. Through the shrewdness of the farm animals, Orwell implies that we humans are no better than beasts when it comes to exploiting one another with the power of words, “As we stared through the window it was no question now.
Animal Farm Final Writing Assignment P− Examine the role propaganda plays in the novel. Prove that the rebellion would not have succeeded without the use of propaganda. Use a minimum of two supporting examples. In the novel, the pigs use propaganda to slowly ease the other animals into the society that the pigs want to create.
The pig leaders in Animal Farm represent the Russian Revolutionary leaders who controlled the Soviet Union. Napoleon, who takes charge after the death of Old Major, symbolizes Joseph Stalin. Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union in the mid 1920s, his goal was to strengthen the Union under communist ideals. Napoleon inherits similarities from Stalin, for example, the way Napoleon changes the rules and polices of the farm, his secretive meetings and actions, and lastly his manipulation of the animals. “You do not imagine, I hope that we pigs are doing this in a spirit of selfishness and privilege…
The Use of Propaganda in Animal Farm by George Orwell Propaganda is defined as misleading or biased information spread for the advancement of a cause. In the historical fiction novel Animal Farm written by George Orwell farm animals overpower their human leader and attempt to construct a movement in which all animals are equal. Propaganda is evident throughout the story. Not far in it becomes apparent that the pigs are the most intelligent. Squealer, the propaganda agent uses propaganda in the story as a way to manipulate the animals who are not pigs.
“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.
The satire present here is that the altering of the ten commandments effectively portray how the absurd the concept is. There is no way that animals could become, “more equal” than others. In the beginning of the novel, Old Major expressed that the animals shall overcome their oppressors, but the pigs become the oppressors. Through their chants and the ten commandments, the citizens are brainwashed to believe that everything is just and fair because when the commandments and chants were first written or said, everyone was in agreement, and believed it was fair. The pigs start to alter the propaganda, and the animals still believe that it is fair, when in reality it is not.
Propaganda is used by people to falsify or distort the truth, sometimes propaganda can be good or bad. The novel animal farm, by George Orwell is a good example how the propaganda can be used to own benefits. In the book, the pigs used propaganda to tell lies to the others animals. The role of propaganda was really important to Napoleon to take the control over the other animals In Animal Farm, Napoleon was lying and using propaganda to gain power.
In this process, Squealer plays a significant role in comforting the animals and keeping the farm in peace. Squealer does this by persuading the animals through his persuasive speeches. In this novel, George Orwell illustrates the huge influence a speech can have on the society’s mind and on individuals. Old Major’s speech about how all animals are equal and they should rebel against their oppressors influence the animals heavily. In the
In the novella, the overthrow of the human oppressor Mr. Jones by a democratic coalition of animals quickly gives way to the consolidation of power among the pigs. Much like the Soviet intelligentsia, the pigs establish themselves as the ruling class in the
Allusions allow him to convey hidden messages regarding Soviet Russia and its leaders. The majority of the characters in Animal Farm allude to powerful figures in Russia’s history. This novella presents different allusions which all lead up to the main allegorical theme. For example, Napoleon the leader of Animal Farm is an allusion to Joseph Stalin, similarly he uses attack dogs to subdue and keep the animals loyal. Furthermore Napoleon and Stalin were both manipulative dictators with a lust for power.
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding and Animal Farm by George Orwell, both contain the theme of power and control. It is evident that in both texts power starts under the command of the protagonists, Ralph (Lord of the Flies) and Snowball (Animal Farm), which allows communism and harmony within the plot. However, the antagonists have a strong desire for power, which causes an uprising and also a downfall in the society. The authors of both texts revel this theme and its effects on the plot by the use of symbols.
In evaluating Animal Farm it uses all three forms of persuasion. Pathos is the appeal to emotions, ethos is the appeal to credibility and logos is the appeal to logic. A chief example of pathos in this novella is Boxer who supported the dream of Animalism and gets sent to the slaughterhouse in exchange for whiskey. Orwell accomplishes ethos by making the book believable in the scene of some humans manipulate and deceive others, so we can believe the pigs would perform the same way. Orwell introduces logos in Animal Farm with every speech the pigs produce as they use logic behind their ideas of Animalism.
George Orwell’s Use of Power. In Animal Farm, a novel written by George Orwell uses the symbols: Stalin, the working class and the upper class to convey that the more intelligent someone is, the more power they will have. George Orwell writes a novel about animals who represent human beings to show that the less intelligent someone is, the harder life will be. Stalin was very intelligent so he could own anything, if they did not listen or obey Stalin, they were punished.