In the novel, Animal Farm, the pigs are substandard examples of good leaders because they are self-serving hypocrites. This is an allegorical story to what happened in the Russian Revolution. Napoleon, the main leader of the farm, represents Stalin, the leader of Russia in the revolution. They were both corrupt leaders that manipulated their own people. For example, Napoleon brainwash the animals into thinking he is always right.
How Does Napoleon Stay In Power? Like the Russians wanted to overthrow Stalin, the animals wanted to overthrow Jones. In the book Animal Farm, Napoleon the pig wanted to gain power over the farm he lived on, Manor Farm. But, the farm was controlled by the malicious Mr. Jones. So to gain control, he and his fellow animals overthrew him and his farm.
The pigs change the commandments in order to cause a confusion within the animals. Confusion makes the animals dependent on the pigs namely Napoleon, who is kept in power by the animals and their confusion. In the book Animal Farm threats, executions, and the changing of commandments are all tactics that are used to stimulate fear into the minds of the animals. These strategies are all ways that the pigs insure that all the other animals will stay oppressed, and them in power. Napoleon and Squealer succeed in placing fear in the animals, and it holds true all the way to the end.
“The creatures outside looked from creature to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.” (Orwell 141) This quote represents Benito Mussolini (Dictator of Italy 1925-1945) toward the end of his ruling. Both Napoleon and Mussolini rose to power the same way, treated the people they ruled over terribly, and separated themselves from the rest. Toward the beginning of Animal Farm every animal stood for the same thing: taking down Mr. Jones and kicking him off of the farm. Eventually, they accomplished this goal together, but soon Napoleon showed signs of separating himself from the other animals on the farm. Napoleon saw the chance to take power over the tired, rebellious, stupid
The one main reason that the betrayal of Boxer could be an alternative climax is because when Napoleon sent Boxer to the knacker, everything went bad. After Boxer was sent to the knacker and killed, Squealer and Napoleon both lied saying, “The van had previously been the property of the knacker, and had been bought by the veterinary surgeon, who had not yet painted the old name out.” (page 125), the animals were relieved but this was not true. This is about the start of when Napoleon and the pigs start to turn into humans, “It was a pig walking on his hind legs.” (page 132), and changing their commandments just a little so that no animal will really notice. “All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.” (page 134). After Napoleon had all and any threats out of the way, Boxer, his plan to truly be the ruler of Animal Farm and all animals was put to work.
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity” (Martin Luther King Jr.). People’s ignorance can contribute to political and social oppression. In the book Animal Farm, by George Orwell, the animals are attempting to work together to break free from mankind. What the animals on the farm don’t realize is that they are becoming persecuted due to the fact that they have very little knowledge, they are being tricked by the pigs, and they had not been willing to connect the idea that the pigs are becoming more like humans soon enough. The animals on the farm had very little knowledge.
Document A state's “ Squealer...was sprawling beside it, and near at hand there lay a lantern, a paint-brush, and an overturned pot of white paint...None of the animals...except for old Benjamin...seemed to understand...” That quote means that Napoleon forced squealer to go change the commandments to benefit the pigs. The pigs think they are superior over the other animals even though the farm's motto is “Four legs good, two legs bad.” Napoleon wanted to keep superiority over the farm by using fear, propaganda, and Animalism to get his ways at the farm. Napoleon wanted to have complete power over the farm but the animals were catching onto what he was doing to the future of the farm so, they wanted to leave the farm then, Napoleon ended up destroying the farm and
Throughout the novella Animal Farm, the pigs become the very essence of what they they hate at the beginning of the book, man. The pigs begin to do human-like things such as trading with humans and walking on their hind legs and morph into the image of man that Orwell suggests, that human nature is corrupted by power and greed. At the beginning of the novella the animals believe in the idea that “four legs, good, two legs bad”. The animals use this idea to run off Mr. Jones in favor of Old Major’s ideal utopia. The animals work together to learn to read, but once Snowball and Napoleon come into conflict and want power.
As the novel develops, the boys are left to their own devices and morals to survive on the island. Golding implies that when this happens, people naturally revert to cruelty, savagery and a human evil that he believes is in everyone. When Jack kills the mother pig, he is in great triumph over outwitting a living thing. This shows that he has become a savage through his time on the island, and his inner evil has taken over him. It also shows that Jack has become more violent over time, as if killing pigs is normal to him.
Animal Farm is about a group of animals that live on a farm and they are treated unfairly by their owner Mr. Jones so they rebel against him and start their own farm. As the story goes along the pigs start to take control and they act like the humans did and they start changing the rules that were made in the beginning. Animal Farm represents communism and the Russian Revolution. Each character represents a different person or idea during the Russian Revolution. In Animal Farm the author, George Orwell, illustrates how the pigs use propaganda by manipulating the animals using fear, logical fallacies, and bandwagon.