How Does Napoleon Gain Power In Animal Farm

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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. The reason why Squealer manipulates information and strategically sides with Napoleon, which is why Napoleon gains power, is because he, too, has a desire for power and control over the masses. Squealer takes advantage of the masses by tricking them into thinking that superiority is a pleasure. He does not want them to know about their luxuries because it will lead to his loss of power. The pigs are intellectuals, so in their favor, they are able to come up with ways to hid the fact that they are hoarding the good things on the farm. “Comrades, you do not imagine, I hope, that we pigs are doing this in a spirit of selfishness and privilege? Many of us actually dislike milk and apples” (Orwell 35). Squealer and the pigs keep the milk and…show more content…
He tricks all of the stupid animals on the farm into working for the pigs’ benefit. Furthermore, he uses propaganda to gain power for himself. This shows his selfishness and greed toward the animals of his farm. Trump has done the same thing throughout the election. In addition, Squealer makes himself and Napoleon seem attractive because of their ideas of animal freedom. Likewise, Trump uses the media to draw in people’s attention and make himself seem attractive. To conclude, Squealer’s use of propaganda for Napoleon conjoins with how our media publicizes celebrities and important
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