This does reflect the mindset and hopes of the animals in the early days of the rebellion, and even the state of the farm itself, before Snowball gets driven away and they realise that the powerhungry pigs are taking over. In addition, “Beasts of England” is ironically prophetic, in all of the above examples turn out in the opposite way than they were meant to. Minimus’ “Animal Farm” is not revealed in it’s entirety, but that is not needed for Orwell to make
Napoleon taught the sheep some cheers and had them do some chanting at the public meetings. The sheep symbol the propaganda machine that Stalin set up as he came to power in Russia. Napoleon raised nine dogs to become his little private army. Stalin had the NKVD this was his secret and freaky little police group. The nine dogs made sure everyone respecting Napoleon.
Having “power is [the] authority and strength,…ability to act, or control” (“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutly”) which motivated the pigs to corrupt an attain Dictatorship government. The novel Animal Farm, by George Orwell, is demonstrating how the pigs are corrupt in Animal Farm. Old Major’s speech began a rebellion, but ultimately the pigs corrupt to become human into their own advantage by removing the principles of Animalism. Becoming human required the pigs to use propaganda to manipulate the other animals to corrupt their power in ‘Animal Farm’. As the pigs corrupt Animalism using lies, they careless about the other animals’ mental well-being.
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.
In both of these texts written by Orwell, the language can be manipulated as an instrument of control. After Old Major dies the pigs take the meanings of his words toward the rebellion and twist them to fit their behavior and ensure that they’re better than the other animals on the farm. The abuse of language is shown when the pigs changed the seven commandments of animalism to benefit themselves. Some examples of the changed commandments are “No animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets. No animal shall drink alcohol to excess.
He begins to really show power by taking the piglets to the loft, ‘’as soon as they were weaned.. to keep them in such seclusion that the rest of the farm forgot their existence,’’ (Orwell 35). This quote best fits Napoleans’ power by describing how he had the power to keep the piglets away. Power is what gave him the right to do what he wants,
Animal Farm. To illustrate the lies and deception of the leaders and followers throughout the book, George Orwell uses 3 main themes; revolution,deception and equality. Paragraph 1/Revolution The rebellion starts with Old Major, the oldest pig on the farm, calling all the farm animals to a meeting at night to talk about starting a rebellion against the farmer. Old Major says “The life of an animal is misery and slavery.” Farmer Jones is the only real enemy and the only person stopping the animals from having freedom and to do as they wish. giving them a new perspective, to want them to rebel against the owner for their freedom.
For an example, Boxer always says ‘Comrade Napoleon is always right’ even when he is not. In addition, Squealer often threatens the animals that Mr. Jones will return if they did not follow as instructed by Napoleon to manipulate the farm animals. For instance, pigs decided that the milk and windfall as well as the main crops of apples should be reserved for the pigs alone. Ostensibly, pigs need to be in healthy state as they claimed to be the Einstein of the welfare of the farm. Here also, Squealer threatens the animals that Jones would return if they oppose the idea.
“Once you can express yourself, you can tell the world what you want from it, All the changes in the world, for good or evil, were first brought about”-Jackie Kennedy Onassis. In animal farm Napoleon expresses himself by mainly coming up with most of the rules and didn't really follow the rules of the 7 commandments. Napoleon did it for the health of the pigs. Leaders can gain power by intimidation and persuasion. In animal farm napoleon gained power through intimidation.
It was assumed the animals with wisdom would govern the farm as shown, "... the pigs, who were manifestly cleverer than the other animals, should decide all questions of farm policy." (ch.5 pg.47) It all clearly points to the fact that all animals (and humans) have different strengths and different jobs and that they are not equal. This is also the case because some of the animals capabilities elevated their status within their society. This inequality sometimes helped the farm by providing a firm government but often lead to harsh mistreatment of many of the animals. The only reason animals often listened to the leader was because he had ferocious dogs protected him and in certain cases he used that power to protect his own interests.