In Animal Farm, George Orwell argues that Napoleon has solidified his power by using fear mongering, manipulation, and scapegoating. Napoleon has solidified his power by using fear mongering. For example, whenever the animals disagreed with what Napoleon had said, “the dogs growled so threateningly that they accepted his explanation without further questions” (36). This shows that Napoleon used the dogs to scare the animals and make them accept the pigs’ orders. The animals were scared of the violence used and the pigs’ power, so they obeyed the orders fearing consequences.
George Orwell’s novel ‘Animal Farm’ is an tale about a farm full of animals who start a rebellion, they have many problems and it doesn’t always end well. The moral of the story is, “Authority is great unless it is in the wrong hands.” Napoleon states that Jones’s and Snowball’s leadership was unsatisfactory but, he is doing the same things and worse. Animals are willing to work vigorously and believe whoever is leading them because they aspire to be free. Humans and animals do not get along in the beginning, but as the story goes on they become more and more alike. On the contrary, the story takes a turn as the pigs and dogs become inferior to the rest of the animals.
As a reader the mood comes across very negative. Both Napoleon and Big Brother control the animals like dictators and do not give them much freedom whatsoever. Both the animals and the citizens from these two stories are hopeless and powerless compared to their leaders. In Animal Farm, Napoleon did not care for the other animals needs, he secretly took the milk for the dogs he was raising. “Never mind the milk, comrades!” cried Napoleon, placing himself in front of the buckets.
Jones and his men. Mr. Jones didn’t treat the animals fairly, and in certain scenarios he would forget to feed the animals completely and as a result, the animals decided to question the authority figure, Mr. Jones and eventually chased him and his men from the farm. The animals successfully questioned authority and drove out their human masters to establish a government led by two pigs; Napoleon and
Gestational crates do not belong in factory farming and should be illegal to use. The gestational crates that some farmers use are very abusive. The pigs get open wounds from them and can get sick. Due to the cages, the pigs tend to rub and bang against the cages, causing open wounds and sores that can easily get infected. Because the cages are so small and tight pigs have to lay in their own poop.
In Animal Farm, the animals’ ignorance allows them to be oppress by the pigs. The animals blindly followed the pigs’ rule, which was the type of rule they wanted to escape from in the first place. After taking control, eventually, the pigs move into the barnhouse. The animals “have seemed to remember that a resolution against this has been passed in early days, and again Squealer was able to convince them that this was not the case” (Orwell 41). To live in the farmhouse was against the rule before Napoleon takes over.
How Hypocrisy and Lies Play a Major Role in the Leadership of the Pigs Lies and hypocrisy can play a major role in a person or group’s leadership. In the book Animal Farm by George Orwell, animals on a farm are unhappy with their life, so they rebel and take over their farm for themselves.. In the beginning of the book the white boar on the farm which everyone calls Old Major has had a dream where man has gone from the Earth and all is peaceful. He also sings a song called Beast of England. It talks of a time when man will be overthrown from the Earth and animals will rein the Earth and there will be no more hunger and no more cruel punishment for any animals.
The first technique, satire, is displayed throughout the book. This makes the argument even more interesting. The satirical element is shown through the use of mockery towards the working class and the ruling class. One instance of mockery on the working class is conveyed when the most loyal and hard working animal, Boxer the horse, had collapsed and was immediately sent to the slaughterhouse. The animals had seen Boxer being sent to a van that clearly stated “Alfred Sims Slaughter house,” however, the pigs responded by telling the animals that Boxer was being sent to a surgeon, and that the surgeon had forgotten to paint the van once he had bought it.
Napoleon mislead and misinformed the animals, under his power. The animals had their own opinions and beliefs but weren’t educated enough to propose them. The farm came to know that “some animals are more equal than others”(134), their last state was as bad as their first. Napoleon formed an alliance with the human enemy to establish his personal dictatorship, the ruling of the pigs became more and more indistinguishable from their human neighbors. “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to tell which was which” (141) Orwell’s message again, is that history can repeat itself, we must be careful and prevent that from happening, or we could end up in same situation as before, like the animals