The government told the human race that nothing is wrong, it was just the citizens’ fear of the worst. So people did not worry about their lack of food or unsafe working conditions because they had no reason to distrust the government. They never realized that their idea of a utopia slowly slipped through their grasp. Rather than maintaining utter perfection in respect of laws, politics, customs, and conditions, the government remained in oppressive societal control; everything appeared ideal, but once examined closer, the true horrors came to light. The novel Animal Farm continues to stand as the best example of a dystopian society.
Napoleon has also released many chants to help rally the animals on the farm. 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.
Other animals knew him for his hard working labour he just does his own thing. A quote from the book is “he is dead” said boxer sorrowfully.” I had no intention of doing that. I forgot i was wearing iron shoes who will believe me that i didn’t do it on purpose. This quote is telling us that nobody will ever believe that he didn’t mean to kill the kid on purpose just cause he’s an animal. Napoleon is smart and a leader but he manipulates to get the things he wants.
While he does not play a major role in the fairy tale, he does play an important role in controlling the rebellious actions that they animals may have under the control of Napoleon. His ideas are used to make the animals believe that all their work will not be for nothing and that even after they die they will be rewarded with the paradise that is Sugarcandy Mountain. The pigs write his ideas off and persuade the animals of the farm not to listen to him. Although, later in the story, once Napoleon is in power, the pigs seem to change their attitude towards Moses’ ideas. After Moses returns to the farm, the author states, “they all declared contemptuously that his stories about Sugarcandy Mountain were lies, and yet they allowed him to remain on the farm, not working, with an allowance of a gill of beer a day” (Orwell 118).
“He carried a whip in his trotter”(133). Neither one of Napoleon nor Stalin handled the paranoia well. They lived in fear and would destroy anything that could possibly be a threat. Napoleon had a very negative outlook on life, so he could not see anything as it really
Andrew Jackson is an oppressing dictator that has no respect for other races and religions. He does not care what other branches of government says, he does whatever he wants. Also, Jackson does not care if taxes and tariffs are unconstitutional, he justs wants them to be paid. Furthermore, he takes jobs away from people who deserve them to give them to his friends. Although Jackson has proven to be resourceful in the past by using his kitchen cabinet, he has still made more bad decisions to outweigh his good decisions.
“Squealer is so persuasive that he can cleverly turn ideas and thoughts inside out until the other animals are no longer sure of what is right or even what has happened.” Squealer is Napoleon’s mouthpiece. Whatever act of tyranny Napoleon has committed, Squealer will make the animals believe it was for their benefit. Thus causing the animals to follow blindly and not question their conditions. The ever present censorship experienced in the United States has been no different than what was experienced during the Russian revolution, both are ways of controlling information to in turn control the
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
The Cowardly Lion’s inability to make a dent in the Tin Woodman exemplifies Bryan’s inability to make a dent in factory worker support: “He struck at the Tin Woodman with his sharp claws. But, to the Lion’s surprise, he could make no impression on the tin” (p. 51). Focusing only on free silver and ignoring foreign policy ended up being detrimental to Bryan’s campaign. In the 1900s, foreign policy with China and the Opium Wars emerged as the main issue. Corresponding to how the Lion “fell asleep” in the poppy field where opium grows, Bryan too “fell asleep” in a political sense by never focusing on this issue, and ignoring foreign policy.
Jones had poor guidance when it came to running Manor Farm, in addition to his drunken state. He never understood that there might be a need for change. Napoleon understood that Jones’s blindness to revolution led to a rebellion, so he ensures that this will not happen again. He gets rid of anyone and anything that even had the possibility of sparking the idea of revolution. Napoleon bands the song Beasts of England, he drives Snowball out of the farm, and opposes Boxer by sending him to a glue factory.