Napoleon ruled animal farm harshly and overworked the animals. Orwell described, “This work was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would have his rations reduced by half” (Orwell 59). The animal’s are given a choice in the sense that if they wanted to, they could have Sundays off. However, the brutal consequences the animals would face if they did not work forced the animals to listen to the pigs. The pigs, who are more intelligent, tricked the animals into thinking they have a choice when in reality they do not.
Imagine being on a farm where animals take over. All humans have fled from the farm, while the animals have a rebellion against them. They use the phrase, “Four legs good, two legs bad” and whoever had grasped this phrase would be safe from human influences. This was the life the animals lived on Animal Farm while Napoleon takes over as their leader. Napoleon is a sneaky, cruel pig who always gets his way and that is how it has always been and always will be.
Alldritt shows how it is natural for someone to betray someone else, if they do not feel the shame in doing it. Napoleon and the pigs are selfish enough to disregard their animalistic views that they initially had, causing them to act quickly in order to stand highest in the class system they created in a place where it was never wanted to be brought back. If the superiors in society didn’t hold such an egocentric persona, betrayal would be avoidable in all aspects of
We often find that it is simpler to stay hidden in the dark, rather than step out into the light. As citizens it is our responsibility to call out our leaders if they are not taking notice of what we, the people, want or need. The animals, in Animal Farm, overthrew their farmer and attempted to form a fair government, but soon became dictated to, by the pigs. The book records the evolution of tyranny to totalitarianism which became as terrible as their first situation. In Animal Farm, George Orwell illustrates that it is the responsibility of the citizens to stand up against injustice and inequality.
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.
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).
Napoleon sends the guard dogs to attack Snowball, after that he runs away and doesnt come back.. Napoleon then become ruler, and is said to be a very good, wise pig. Napoleon knows that he has all the power because the pigs are the wises animals on the farm, being considered wise, every animal did what he said This is where the power goes to bad use and messes up the whole farm, the main reason that they overthrew the human owner was because of the way he treated the animals and the way he ran the farm, Old Major wanted ever animal to be equal. Since . Napoleon and the other pigs were breaking their own rule that they made and adjusting them to their benefit. They started to have human like characteristics, killing other animals that were in no stable condition, overworking animals.
In the book called Animal Farm, the author’s intentions are to explain government, laws/ rules, and politics through fictional animals. The pigs changed the rules to what they wanted, also persuading the animals it’s fine to do things that were not allowed; they were going to make a utopian government, and it actually turned out to be a communist government, with the pigs using the dogs as military to control the farm and the animals on the farm. To keep things in order they created the seven commandments.They were: “Whatever goes upon two legs in an enemy. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend. No animal shall wear clothes.
By promising the changes Cuba’s citizens wanted, Castro obtained control. Animal Farm reads, “‘Snowball has done this thing! In sheer malignity, thinking to set back our plans and avenge himself for his ignominious expulsion’” (Orwell 70). The author includes Napoleon 's false statement about Snowball knocking down the windmill to emphasize how he uses lies to keep the support of the working animals on Animal Farm This lie gives the animals a common enemy and makes them forever hate Napoleon’s competitor, Snowball. By using lies, both Fidel Castro and Napoleon were able to gain the support of the average
The animals were forced to agree with Napoleon for they were unable to share their own opinions. Throughout the novel there are many examples of the unaccomplished goal of equality through communism. In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, communism is proven to lead to unfairness and dictatorship through the better living conditions of the pigs, harder work for the animals, and the inability for the animals to share their opinions. Orwell’s views on communism are well demonstrated through out his novel Animal