It shows the extent he will go and lies he will tell to ensure the power he has isn’t taken away. This reveals how the people we trust can always turn against us without us really even noticing until it’s too late. Like the animals trusted Napoleon until he turned against them and his corrupt leadership was what let the farm fail. Along with his power hungry attitude, he
Propaganda is used to justify their wrong-doings and vices. The animals are parallel to the proletariats in the Russian Revolution. The animals are fooled and Napoleon’s tyrannies prevail. Like that of Stalin’s. Which was an important reason of the downfall of Communism [Animalism].
Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” Luther’s statement about ignorance being dangerous is a recurring idea in Animal Farm, written by George Orwell. In this allegorical story, Orwell uses the animals of Manor Farm to represent the corrupted leaders of the Russian Revolution, as well as the people who stood by and let it happen. Through his characters, Orwell attempts to expose the seriousness of the dangers presented by Stalin and other totalitarian leaders at the time and the need for people to think for themselves and oppose the tyranny. George Orwell uses Napoleon to take advantage of the other animal’s hardworking, albeit ignorant and naive attitudes to gain power and provoke fear and manipulate the farm animals, proving that, without followers, leaders have no power. In Animal Farm, Napoleon takes advantage of Boxer’s loyalty in order to motivate the animals to work more, and harder.
The corruption and dictation of the government was what inspired George Orwell to write Animal Farm. In both events, propaganda is widely used in various ways and was effective. Despite the differences between the propaganda used in World War II and Animal Farm, both of them aims for the same goal - to rule as a dictator. People uses fear to make people follow what they say since they don’t want to get hurt. As what has happened in Animal Farm, Napoleon declared “Snowball’s expulsion” (Orwell 54) without the Comrades’ approval since they made noises of disapproval.
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
These characters are a direct comparison of the people from the Russian Revolution. They felt trapped by the brutal leaders and began a rebellion also seeking to create a society of equality and freedom. However, similarly to how the pig Napoleon was harmful to the other animals, the communist leader Stalin mistreated the working class. This relates to Karl Marx’s ideas of creating a utopian society, which is doomed to failure because of inevitable human
There are numerous points in the story where he tries to get his views on class across, especially when it came to characters talking about their animals and what it meant to own them. One instance where he presses socialism is when in the story ---- says “There’s the First Law of Kipple…’Kipple drives out nonkipple’” (Dick). Kipple is referring to the people that have. They want to own the best things, the real animals, and continue to find and collect them. When they realize or find out who the nonkipple are, they seek to push them away or seclude them away from the people who do have the animals, and they normally let everyone know that they do not have.
What with the dictatorship of the pigs as well as a the mistreatment of the other animals, it is clear that Animal Farm is something much more than a story about livestock. “Napoleon becomes better and better at satisfying his own goals and needs and in duping the other animals into believing that he is doing it all for them. Each new project that takes all their energy keeps them from questioning whether their lives are truly improved. Napoleon is a master of propaganda, as was Stalin.” As a result of not only lying to the animals and distracting them with new projects that drain them emotionally and physically, but feeding them endless propaganda lead the animals to follow Napoleon and not acknowledge the absence of liberty that they are experiencing. “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.
The setting is important to the story for it creates the tone of the story and can affect the main character and how he reacts to certain situations. Many authors refrain from being too direct with their audience and to avoid an uproar of controversy, this is why most authors use symbollism in their stories. One of the best examples of symbollism is not from a short story, but from a light novel; George Orwell’s Animal Farm where Orwell uses animals as symbolism to express his views towards the Russian Revolution. Orwell uses animals to symbolize actual people like Joseph Stalin and Vladmir Lenin. Symbollism is common throughout literature, the use of an object, a presence, a saying, or even an entity can be forms of symbollism in stories.
Many of the animal characters in Animal Farm have direct correlations to figures or institutions in the Soviet Union. In his seemingly simple story about animals Orwell has written a book that attacks the Soviet Union for its failure to live to its revolutionary ideals at the same time that it presents a universal message about human equality and freedom. In the novel Orwell uses farm animals to portray people of power and the common people during the Russian revolution. In the novel there are three major issue such as, effects of russian revolution, totalitarianism and class distinction. Firstly, throughout Orwell 's Animal Farm a standout amongst the most noticeable topics is that of the inexorability of class and social stratification and the issues of the working class, particularly regarding their relationship to power structures and, indeed, it is not hard to break down Animal Farm from a Marxist point of view.
John Dalberg-Acton once declared, "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." This quote applies to George Orwell 's political novella, Animal Farm, which symbolizes the Russian Revolution by portraying various leaders and supporters through allegorical characters. Throughout the satire, Orwell strongly emphasizes the point of how power can easily corrupt the ruler of a society. At the beginning of the story, the animals of Manor Farm defeat the tyrannical Mr. Jones in an effort to create a better life for themselves. However, when a new leader comes to power, their original idea of an idealistic society, when put into reality, becomes a dystopia.