“‘...Bravery isn’t enough’, said Squealer, ‘Loyalty and obedience are more important, and as of the Battle of Cowshed, I believe the time will come when we shall find his part in it much exaggerated.’” This quote describes how Napoleon uses his position to change the opinions of the animals by belittling Snowball. Another way he uses propaganda to stay in control is when he makes up various medals and awards and gives himself all of them. Although the animals view Napoleon as their savior, he is a ruthless ruler. He uses propaganda, fear, and the principles of Animalism to keep a tight grip on the farm. He uses propaganda to influence the animal’s opinions.
In the novel he slaughter many animals who have been suspected to be against him and his rulings. Stalin, too have murdered many people who he suspected as being against him and supporters of Trotsky. As the story goes, Napoleon does not pretend to be a socialist anymore and starts ruling the country by his own laws, even changing the commandments. Although not elected by the animals he stops hiding the fact that he has become a dictator which can also be said about
If Napoleon was more responsible for taking care of the farm, he would have maintained the same amount of hours of work per week or else the animals would overwork and eventually exhaust themselves. Napoleon is not a very good leader and therefore very vulnerable to uncontrollable corruption over his comrades. Furthermore, by making his citizens more tired, they will not be strong enough to fight off an attack should there be one. The theme “power corrupts with bad leaders” is also in a very clear example in our society today. As leader of North Korea or the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kim Jong Un is supposed to feed his poor and starving country.
Animal Farm conveys a hopeless situation in which one sparked everyone with hope for the future, that lead to countless disillusionments later on. George Orwell relentlessly deteriorate the animal’s optimism and confidence with the use of manipulation by one of the animals and hard work and time getting razed to the ground, this would affect them
He breaks the seventh commandment, “All animals are equal.” Napoleon feels as he is the highest ranked and should be treated as he is. He orders animals to work for him, treat him, and luxurize him more than any other animal. For example, “Napoleon was now never spoken of simply as Napoleon, He was always referred to in formal styles as our leader, Comrade Napoleon. It had become usual to give Napoleon the credit for every successful achievement and every stroke of good fortune.” (Orwell, 27) The animals still haven’t realized Napoleon is rising and becoming similar to Jones as time progresses. Napoleon is taking the easy way out by being lazy and having everything handed to him from his peers which was promised to never happen before the revolt.
For example, before the dogs first had a major role in the story by chasing Snowball away, none of the animals ever felt too troubled or scared about any resolutions they passed. Now, since Napoleon has his own intelligence combined with the strength of the dogs, he can force the animals to do anything− no matter how awful they might think it is, since they no longer have enough power against him. One specific event that would happen as a result of this would be that Snowball would not have gotten chased out of the farm. Unlike Napoleon, he seemed to actually care about Old Major’s ideas, and he truly wanted Animal Farm to prosper. This would have meant that the pigs would not have become like men, so humans could either have forgotten about Animal Farm, or they might have been able to successfully recapture it from the animals, so they would have at least had another chance at freedom if the corrupt pigs had not gained so much of the strength that the moral animals lost.
Animal Farm: Rhetorical Analysis George Orwell wrote Animal Farm in 1945 during the Russian Revolution. Orwell wrote Animal Farm to shed light on the problems of soviet Russia. In Animal Farm the animals are kept by Mr. Jones. After Mr. Jones fails to feed the animals they decide to rebel against him and take over Manor Farm. The animals succeed and rename the farm as Animal Farm.
This is due to believing that educated leaders are always right. This is very obvious in Animal farm as Napoleon, used Squealer, the master of manipulation as his mouthpiece to manoeuvre the farm animals. Snowball was blamed by Napoleon for every disaster happening in Animal Farm, from the destruction of the windmill to a broken window. The animals buy it as well since they could not read or write. For an example, Boxer always says ‘Comrade Napoleon is always right’ even when he is not.
The pigs and Mr. Jones in Animal Farm shows that power corrupts absolutely. Power often comes from greed; pleasure and that it corrupt the society. The corruption of power in Animal Farm contributes to the Russian revolution and it occurs because of human nature, thirst of power and
The propaganda used by Squealer in George Orwell’s Animal Farm, as well as the frowned upon dissent and false fantasy of the farm being a utopia, prove that The Animal Farm is a dystopian society. In Animal Farm, Napoleon uses a persuasive pig, Squealer, to act like propaganda and transmit information around the farm to keep the working animals distracted. One of Squealer’s main jobs on the farm was to persuade the farm animals that when the pigs broke the law, the reason was always for the betterment of the farm. Orwell writes, “‘It was absolutely necessary’, he said, ‘that the pigs, who were the brains of the farm, should have a quiet place to work in’” (Orwell 66). Squealer convinces everyone that Napoleon’s actions are ethical, even though Napoleon’s actions are almost always unfair and unjust.