How Does Squealer Use Language In Animal Farm

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In the course of time, it is unusual to see how a simple attempt of idealism can eventually transform itself to a corruption in society. In Animal Farm by George Orwell, the animals, glittered by the dream of Animalism rebel against Mr. Jones, the farmer of Manor Farm in a battle, retreating him off the farm. Manor Farm was then renamed, Animal Farm, and because of their extensive knowledge and intelligence, the animals quickly agree to rely on the pigs to take care of their welfare and well-being. Slowly, this one step of leadership evolved into an ever-growing hierarchy and a way of living a life of luxury and leisure for the pigs. In order to secure a life of luxury for his fellow pigs, Napoleon (with Squealer as his spokesmen) uses language…show more content…
When Squealer and the pigs start sleeping on beds and sheets, Squealer uses terror as a manipulation tool against the animals.“ We have removed the sheets from the farmhouse beds, and sleep between blankets...You would not rob us of our repose, would you,... Surely none of you wishes to see Jones back?”’. In this scene, when Squealer and the pigs start sleeping on beds and between blankets, Squealer uses terror of Jones coming back as an emotion in order to legitimize their actions. Additionally, when Squealer and pigs move into the farmhouse, Squealer uses “Comrades” when addressing the animals, this way, he is appealing to their emotions by using language to create a close sense of intimacy with them. “You have heard then, comrades, ‘ he said’, ‘that we pigs now sleep in the beds of the farmhouse? ” The pigs move into the farmhouse and to explain to the animals their justification Squealer uses language to make them feel a close, loving attachment.When Squealer was trying to prove Snowball guilty when describing the Battle of Cowshed, he was able to use language to target their emotional trust and loyalty. “But he [Snowball] was wounded,” ‘said Boxer’....Now when Squealer described the scene so graphically, it seemed Snowball had turned to flee”’. In this scene, Squealer was able to target their emotional trust by using bright and colorful words and influence them to believe Snowball is a traitor and to trust him for his accuracy. Whether its trust, fear, or friendship, Squealer, through language that appeals to the emotions, was able to manipulate the animals into blindly following Squealer for his
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