Napoleon and his lackeys are a prime example of knowledge being a dangerous weapon in the hands of the self serving. They manipulated the less knowledgeable animals on the farm and they took what wanted when they wanted it by using their own knowledge to the fullest extent. The character who was the exact opposite was Benjamin the donkey, who was also knowledgeable, but did not use it in any sort of way and just remained silent. Then there are the rest of the animals on the farm who were used like puppets by the downright evil pigs. These charecters are tools used by George Orwell to portray a message that can be seen as relevant even today, that is knowledge can be dangerous, especially in the hands of the self-serving.
According to the story, Napoleon is the only one candidate, he becomes a President or another truly word is the officially director. This shows us know that even there is the election; the pigs are still dominating the other animals by threaten them with the dogs so that no one braves enough to apply to be candidate as usual as they are afraid of the pigs and the partisan, the proletariat whatever dictate the other one. Furthermore, the fierce dogs, Napoleon’s partisan, are the guard who arrest the rebels by killing them in front of the other animals for frightfulness. We can see that the politics of capitalist form the oppression of the lower class or the individual class. Those who have power in system only concern to keep maintaining their power by any tools necessary.
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.
Even Ralph is apart of this group, his want to be apart of the safety in the group overpowers his moral duties as a human. The final example of Ralph doing inhuman things because of fear is the scene where Jack and his followers steal Piggy’s glasses. Jack and his tribe need fire in order to cook the meat from the pigs, but the only mean of fire is the glasses. Jack and two others decide to go out and steal the glasses from Ralph’s tribe. While the heist is taking place, Ralph and his followers think it is the beast that is attacking them.
For instance, Napoleon chose to fight the humans as a sign of strength and power. The animals won, but they still did not know the real reasons behind things because Napoleon just lied to them. Moreover, Napoleon executed the animals that betrayed him and supposedly helped Snowball on the other farm. This was completely unfair, and after the exile of the various animals, some started to notice that everyone on the farm was being treated without any respect whatsoever. “They were executed immediately, and fresh precautions for Napoleon’s safety were taken.” (Orwell 95) Even though Napoleon was already guarded by vicious dogs, more precautionary measures were taken.
George Orwell, in his novel Animal Farm, illustrates the flaws involved in a system where equality amongst all individuals is the basis for governance. Orwell represents society through various animals living on a farm under the control of human farmers. Throughout the novel, the animals revolt against their human owners under the leadership of pigs who state that once they gain control of the farm they shall all be equal. However, as the novel progresses it becomes clear that the pigs have a hidden motive and assert themselves into positions of power, becoming corrupt and eventually resembling the humans which they initially overthrew. The novel serves as a commentary by Orwell about the ‘’too-good-to-be-true’’ nature of socialist governmental policy, primarily focusing on the rise and eventual spoiling of the communist USSR government, which was present at the time the novel was written.
Throughout the story Animal Farm, i can see Napolean and Stalin are related. To beggin with, At the early of “Animal Farm”, Napolean doesn’t lead his farm by himself, it is Snowball and him that is the one working together. Stalin, After the success of the Russian Revolution, Stalin and Trotsky work together to control their country. The reason why Napolean is related to Stalin is because they are both a dictator. Napolean is the dictator of Animal Farm, he take control inside the farm after the death of Old Major.
Animal Farm by George Orwell is a story about a group of overworked animals who plot a rebellion against the cruel farmer Jones. At the beginning of the book Old Major a veteran pig to the farm calls the other animals to a meeting. At this secret meeting a revolution begins and brings an entire new lifestyle to the animals. During the book readers who have previous knowledge of the Russian Revolution can notice the similarities of the removal and replacement of leaders along with propaganda techniques that blinded the Soviet people to the abuse they were receiving from their leaders. Not only are there striking similarities of characters and their roles the order of major events in the book are identical to revolution.
Boxer played a role by being passive, gullible and by valuing blind faith for Napoleon. In contrast, the dogs contributed by exercising their aggressions and taking actions. Meanwhile Squealer’s use of his quick-wittedness and rhetorical ability was the way in which he helped the pigs stay in power. Overall, many of the characters and occurrences within Animal Farm are representations of figures and events that took place in our real world and that marked our history. Orwell wrote this fable not only to convey that power corrupts but also to remind and warn people, especially the working class, that what government, hence live conditions they live under, is partially determined by their own actions and