How Does Squealer Use Rhetoric In Animal Farm

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As the Russian Revolution commenced in the early 1900’s, in which millions of people rebelled, several leaders sought power, with Joseph Stalin taking firm command. Similarly, Animal Farm, a novella written by George Orwell, allegorically represents the downfall of Marx’s manifesto of communism. On Animal Farm, the pigs distinguish themselves by immediately taking control and eventually changing the Commandments of Animalism to benefit only the pigs. Napoleon (Stalin) drives out his rival, a pig named Snowball, leaving him the opportunity to become an egoistic dictator. Manipulating a corrupt society, Squealer, Napoleon’s propagandist, uses rhetoric to control the animals’ rights and thoughts with clever words, in which Boxer's lack of intelligence leads to constant laborious work and later, his death. Squealer is a manipulative leader that utilizes specific language to convince the comrades of the lack of their mistreatment. With this, Squealer represents Pravda, the Russian newspaper in the 1930’s. Having astute…show more content…
Since Napoleon takes over Animal Farm with Squealer leading at his side, the animals consequently work even harder, compared to when Mr. Jones, a human enemy, was in charge. Since Boxer is ignorant, he does not realize this, and instead establishes two maxims, “Napoleon is always right,” and “I will work harder.” The first maxim represents Napoleon’s propaganda, while the second maxim shows Boxer’s commitment, dedication, and effort to Animal Farm. When the animals start rebuilding the towering windmill, Boxer even wakes up an hour earlier than the other animals to complete more work. With his hard work, he eventually has no physical capacity left; in which, Napoleon dispatches him to a horse slaughter to receive money for
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