Power Hungry Pigs At some point of a communist society, a group of people decide that they are better than everyone else and it leads to too much power in the wrong hands. In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, Napoleon believes that every animal should be treated the same and not be controlled by humans. He also believes that pigs are superior and should be treated with more respect. Comrade Napoleon begins to break the rules of Animal Farm and use the animals as his slaves. The Father of All Animals decides that he and the pigs are better than everyone else on the Animal Farm.
How Hypocrisy and Lies Play a Major Role in the Leadership of the Pigs Lies and hypocrisy can play a major role in a person or group’s leadership. In the book Animal Farm by George Orwell, animals on a farm are unhappy with their life, so they rebel and take over their farm for themselves.. In the beginning of the book the white boar on the farm which everyone calls Old Major has had a dream where man has gone from the Earth and all is peaceful. He also sings a song called Beast of England. It talks of a time when man will be overthrown from the Earth and animals will rein the Earth and there will be no more hunger and no more cruel punishment for any animals.
At first, the pigs work to get Mr. Jones off the land and they quarrel with him and his men when they waylaid them in the battle of Cowshed. Then they start conspiring with the neighboring farms and have men to make their deals for them. Suddenly, in the end Napoleon is walking on two feet along with the others and dressing like a man as he drinks with the humans and an amity is established. Honestly, this reversal did not take me by surprise at all, I was expecting nothing less from Napoleon. In conclusion, the story ‘Animal Farm’ is a extraordinary story about power and what it can do to a person or in this case an animal.
Being ignorant can lead to oppression because smart people can use the ignorance against others. Animal Farm by George Orwell teaches a lesson in which animals that are kept from knowledge by the pigs. Since the animals were unable to understand most written materials, they believe that the pigs would help lead them to achieve an improved life. Animal Farm is an allegory of the Russian Revolution and of North Korea. In the Russian Revolution, the oppressed were the working class.
Staying in a super tight cage, crammed and covered in poop causes pigs to go crazy, and try and escape the cages. The pigs then try and get out, and end up hurting themselves. According to the farm sanctuary, the pigs chew on the cages and results lead to mouth sores. Scientist Dr. Temple Grandin says the crates have got to go, "We've got to treat animals right. … Confining an animal in a box in which [he or she] is not able to turn around does not provide a decent life."
Napolean is one of the main characters of the novel. He represents the powerful Russian leader, Joseph Stalin, the ‘’center of attention,’’ during this time period. Orwell uses symbolism to portray how well power is developed for this character. ‘’Napolean was a ‘rather fierce looking Berkshire boar,’ and appearance gives more credibility to power sometimes more than action. He begins to really show power by taking the piglets to the loft, ‘’as soon as they were weaned.. to keep them in such seclusion that the rest of the farm forgot their existence,’’ (Orwell 35).
(3.2), and finally It was about this time that the pigs suddenly moved into the farmhouse and took up their residence there...It was absolutely necessary, he said, that the pigs, who were the brains of the farm, should have a quiet place to work in. It was also more suited to the dignity of the Leader (for of late he had taken to speaking of Napoleon under the title of "Leader") to live in a house than in a mere sty. Nevertheless, some of the animals were disturbed when they heard that the pigs not only took their meals in the kitchen and used the drawing-room as a recreation room, but
There is a common expression that says men are pigs, and in Animal Farm, Orwell shows us how pigs turn into men. For example, “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which” (Orwell p. 141). Orwell portrays the pigs as leaders that control the animals into believing that what they as pigs are doing is right which leads to corruption. So people’s ignorance contributes to social oppression in that quote from Orwell. Administration is to utilise someone in a skillful way.
The first technique, satire, is displayed throughout the book. This makes the argument even more interesting. The satirical element is shown through the use of mockery towards the working class and the ruling class. One instance of mockery on the working class is conveyed when the most loyal and hard working animal, Boxer the horse, had collapsed and was immediately sent to the slaughterhouse. The animals had seen Boxer being sent to a van that clearly stated “Alfred Sims Slaughter house,” however, the pigs responded by telling the animals that Boxer was being sent to a surgeon, and that the surgeon had forgotten to paint the van once he had bought it.