How Does Orwell Use Propaganda In Animal Farm

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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.
Fear is a powerful technique that the author uses, which scares the animals causes them to act in fear. First, Orwell uses fear to show propaganda by having Old Major scare the animals while giving his speech. Old Major uses words like slaughtered to scare the animals so they would rebel against man; “‘Let us face it: our lives are miserable, laborious, and short. We are born, we are given just so much food as will keep the breath in our bodies, and those of us that are capable of it are forced to work to the last atom of our strength; and the
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Throughout the story Napoleon and Squealer use propaganda to brainwash the animals so they believe everything they say even if it is not true. The animals lie to each other to convince them something that is not true. The animals also start to believe that if everyone believes something they should too. Lastly, the animals use fear to scare each other into believing something and working more. Propaganda on the farm affected the animals lives and how they viewed things which made the whole farm start to collapse towards the end of the story. During the Russian Revolution in in our current lives today people use propaganda to manipulate people's views on certain things just like in Animal
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