Napoleon has solidified his power by using fear mongering. For example, whenever the animals disagreed with what Napoleon had said, “the dogs growled so threateningly that they accepted his explanation without further questions” (36). This shows that Napoleon used the dogs to scare the animals and make them accept the pigs’ orders. The animals were scared of the violence used and the pigs’ power, so they obeyed the orders fearing consequences. In addition, Napoleon and Squealer always rhetorically asked the animals "surely, none of you wishes to see Jones back?"
In the novel, Animal Farm, the pigs are substandard examples of good leaders because they are self-serving hypocrites. This is an allegorical story to what happened in the Russian Revolution. Napoleon, the main leader of the farm, represents Stalin, the leader of Russia in the revolution. They were both corrupt leaders that manipulated their own people. For example, Napoleon brainwash the animals into thinking he is always right.
Animal Farm is about a group of animals that live on a farm and they are treated unfairly by their owner Mr. Jones so they rebel against him and start their own farm. As the story goes along the pigs start to take control and they act like the humans did and they start changing the rules that were made in the beginning. Animal Farm represents communism and the Russian Revolution. Each character represents a different person or idea during the Russian Revolution. In Animal Farm the author, George Orwell, illustrates how the pigs use propaganda by manipulating the animals using fear, logical fallacies, and bandwagon.
In the book Animal Farm Napoleon had a group of dogs that would follow Napoleon's orders. “Silent and terrified the animals crept back into the barn,” (Orwell 53). This quote shows that after Napoleon's dogs chased away Snowball and tried to kill him because he disagreed with Napoleon that the animals were scared to disagree with what Napoleon was doing as a leader. This was also the case for what Stalin did except he had a force of people called the KGB… According to the article Relating Animal Farm to History: KBG vs Napoleon's Dogs, “The KGB eliminated rebellions and anti-USSR groups.”
In the story Animal Farm the animals are mistreated by the pigs. The animals get limited freedom and limited access to food. Due to the strict dystopian society, the animals obey all commandments made from the authority figures. In the story Animal Farm by George Orwell the high class authority figures tend to misuse their power by treating the animals brutally in favor for needs. The three ways they show this are: by not following the commandments they made, by threatening the animals and reducing food, and by taking credit on the windmill.
The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Snowball leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard, the renamed Animal Farm is organised to benefit all who walk on four legs. But as time passes, the ideals of the rebellion are corrupt, then forgotten. This is all due to the lust for power that the pigs Napoleon and Snowball have that made them all selfish and corrupted. Animal farm in context to The Russian Revolution in terms of corrupting influence of power : Orwell 's goal was to portray the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the early years of the Soviet Union that resulted in a more oppressive and deadly government than the one it overthrew.
When you think of tyrannical rulers, you never think of pigs, however, in the Animal Farm novel, the cruel behavior, complete control, and the hierarchy of classes, differentiates them from the other animals. The book Animal Farm is about a group of farm animals who have been tortured and mistreated until the animals rebel against their owner. The animals decide to run the farm themselves. Manor Farm has two weeks of perfect utopia; however, the idea of communism is only perfect on paper. The pigs indirectly start to take over the farm.
The Use of Propaganda in Animal Farm by George Orwell Propaganda is defined as misleading or biased information spread for the advancement of a cause. In the historical fiction novel Animal Farm written by George Orwell farm animals overpower their human leader and attempt to construct a movement in which all animals are equal. Propaganda is evident throughout the story. Not far in it becomes apparent that the pigs are the most intelligent. Squealer, the propaganda agent uses propaganda in the story as a way to manipulate the animals who are not pigs.
Whenever the other animals start to doubt Napoleon, Boxer reassures them that “If comrade Napoleon says it, it must be right” (Orwell 82). Boxer and the other animals on the farm get mistreated in many ways such as, Napoleon takes away their food rations while the pigs and dogs get a large amounts of food and better living conditions. If Boxer wasn't on the farm the book would be different in many ways because the animals would have probably turned against Napoleon by now. The animals wouldn't have anyone to look up to or have to encourage
We often find that it is simpler to stay hidden in the dark, rather than step out into the light. As citizens it is our responsibility to call out our leaders if they are not taking notice of what we, the people, want or need. The animals, in Animal Farm, overthrew their farmer and attempted to form a fair government, but soon became dictated to, by the pigs. The book records the evolution of tyranny to totalitarianism which became as terrible as their first situation. In Animal Farm, George Orwell illustrates that it is the responsibility of the citizens to stand up against injustice and inequality.