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.
(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.
This dream only lasted until the revolt against Jones, the three main pigs felt in charge and to gain all rule from the start, especially Napoleon. 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.
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. The pigs start to alter the propaganda, and the animals still believe that it is fair, when in reality it is not.
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.
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
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. There are several justifications for their actions.
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. Rikki wanted to kill Nag and Nagaina because of how they would always torment the other animals that lived in the garden.
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.
In George Orwell's Animal Farm, Napoleon, a pig leader that represents Stalin from the Russian Revolution plays a big role in the book as the pig leaders are a superior group among the population of Animal Farm. In the story Napoleon is representing Stalin in Animal Farm as the main leader after Mr.Jones is ran out of the farm and Old Major died, resembling how Stalin took over rising to power in Russia. Napoleon started as a seemingly good leader but that soon changed… Napoleon, just like Stalin started to have problems with citizens of their own community and tried to hurt people and take things away. Both leaders can be shown using their superiority and power to their advantage to get everything they wanted and felt was necessary.
Napoleon is an opportunist who took advantage of the instability created by the French revolution to seize power and then to initiate a series of wars which further devastated Europe. First of all, Napoleon's own selfish desire caused additional bloodshed. Next, Napoleon's unfaithful behaviors highlighted Napoleon never follows the rule properly and always attempted to break rules. Last but not least, Napoleon's ruthless style showed Napoleon has only attached importance to the results and ignored the cardinal process. On the whole, Napoleon is an opportunist because of Napoleon's selfish desire, the unfaithful behaviors, and the ruthless style.
People who are proud aren’t honorable. Napoleon is one of the most proud characters in both stories. He is very proud of what he’s done and he even brags to the humans that he can do what they do. In Animal Farm George Orwell says, “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.” Napoleon had betrayed the animals on the farm; Freeing them from Jones just to treat them similarly and own them like a human.
Napoleon is smart—smart enough not to play much of a role in the initial rebellion. It's only after the animals have rebelled that he takes a leadership role. When we meet Napoleon, we learn that he is "a large, rather fierce-looking Berkshire boar … not much of a talker, but with a reputation for getting his way" (Chapter 2 page 2). In other words, despite being his silence, he gets what he wants.
The novel The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood illustrates a dystopian society effectively by presenting all the negative aspects in it. In the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian state, women have suffered greatly from the oppression from the government and this greatly differs from the idealized society. Comparatively, the film Animal Farm (1999), which is based on the novel of the same name by George Orwell, creates a similar representation of dystopian society while using rather different techniques. By depicting the unequal society with people of stratified classes and the difference between ideals and reality, both texts have constructed a representation of dystopia which criticizes and satirizes the political figures that are reflected from the texts.