Have you ever lived in a society that promised many promises but always broke them? Have you ever been lied to? Animal Farm shows how the societies and rulers oppress their citizens without the citizens realising that. It also shows how rulers will always change when they are in power and only work for their personal privilege. In Animal Farm, George Orwell argues that Napoleon has solidified his power by using fear mongering, manipulation, and scapegoating.
“‘It says, “No animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets.” (Orwell 45). Napoleon started to change these amendments to live an easier and more lavish life for himself. He changed the amendments, so it would benefit himself and no one else, as well as to try and change the past by rewriting the amendments and putting false thoughts into animals heads, to support his himself. Finally, after doing so many immoral and selfish deeds with his power, he starts to kill animals. He changes an amendment about animals not killing animals and kills anyone who has done the slightest misdoing.
Orwell’s novella Animal Farm shows how power gets to one’s head through dishonesty. Squealer demonstrates this by tricking the animals into doing many things that they are unaware of doing themselves. He uses propaganda to help Napoleon because it will give him access to power, which he, too, desires. Squealer is able to use their stupidity against them and make them do unreasonable things. He also gives Napoleon more publicity than he deserves, which leads to him being elected as leader.
Napoleon was the mighty, smart, persuading, demanding pig, and he brought his personality with him on the farm. This relates to Orwell’s philosophy because after revolutions feelings, and ways of life mostly remain the same. After Jones was pushed out of Manor Farm, Napoleon slowly rose to power and became the new tyrant. The animals never got the freedom they longed for or deserved. They were still controlled and remained under power their whole lives.
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.
There is a common expression that says men are pigs, and in Animal Farm, Orwell shows us how pigs turn into men. For example, “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 say which was which” (Orwell p. 141). Orwell portrays the pigs as leaders that control the animals into believing that what they as pigs are doing is right which leads to corruption. So people’s ignorance contributes to social oppression in that quote from Orwell. Administration is to utilise someone in a skillful way.
Manipulating a corrupt society, Squealer, Napoleon’s propagandist, uses rhetoric to control the animals’ rights and thoughts with clever words, in which Boxer's lack of intelligence leads to constant laborious work and later, his death. Squealer is a manipulative leader that utilizes specific language to convince the comrades of the lack of their mistreatment. With this, Squealer represents Pravda, the Russian newspaper in the 1930’s. Having astute
The owners and banks know that the only way to keep them from rebelling is to stomp on them, separate them and ensure they are always hungry and without a home. Another rationale behind these groups’ actions is misunderstanding. The Okies are farming men from the Midwest who desire things that the banks and landowners deem worthless. In addition to this, the Okies are getting angry and desperate because their families are literally starving to death. If they get desperate enough and angry enough, they may stop at nothing to get what they want.
This also demonstrates an example of personification because Nagaina was fed up with Rikki Tikki ruling the garden that she sent Nag out to try and kill him. This personification proves the theme because it shows that Nagaina wanted to get revenge on Rikki for being able to rule the garden instead of her and Nag. Overall, in the story Rikki Tikki Tavi, the author uses personification to show how each animal feels about each event that happened in the story. The theme of the story Rikki Tikki Tavi by Rudyard Kipling is that no matter how big or small, any animal can have a lot of bravery. Rikki Tikki is the protagonist and Nagaina are the antagonist of the story Rikki Tikki Tavi.
Overall, Victor had the opportunity to infer that testing nature and bringing in something against the morals and ethics of most universally would suffer consequences, yet the monster never chose to be created and had no option but to try to live a normal life in an un-normal form. Ultimately, we can 't blame the monster for his acts because he was not able to comprehend the weight of his actions. In essence, Victor is the true monster because he created a creature that had a hopeless future in their society and abandoned his creation to raise itself. Beyond just his unfair treatment of the people around him, we were able to conclude he was evil by his thoughts and actions.