While, on the other hand, it acts as an animal story and allows for compassion to be shown toward the suffering and oppression of the vulnerable animals. Early on, Orwell begins with a speech from Old Major. He states that humans are evil and that animals are comrades. “Man is the only creature that consumes without producing...Yet he is the lord of all animals. He sets them to work, he gives back to them the bare minimum that will prevent them from starving, and the rest he keeps for himself”(Orwell, 1946).
Animal Farm by George Orwell is a story about animals that rebel against their owners on a farm. They then try to solve problems on how to run a farm. One theme in this story is ”Not everyone is equal; some people believe that they are more superior than others.” This theme is demonstrated by Napoleon, he’s a dictator and makes all the rules in the farm to fit his needs. Another theme in this story is “People deserve to have their own thoughts and ideas. This theme is demonstrated by the animals, they have different thoughts about Napoleon from when he was murdering the animals just for having different ideas about him and other things.
Another point is, “Now we are engaged in a great Civil War, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure” (Lincoln, paragraph 2). This shows that this country was conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. This also shows that not just the war at stake is important, but the cause and the outcome of freedom and equality for making a new nation is important as well. Overall, all men were created equal and the war led to the end of slavery and the start of a new country of freedom for
Only Clover and Benjamin, Boxer’s closest friends knew about his injury as he didn’t want the other animals to think that he had gotten weak. Boxer’s mottos “Napoleon is always right” and “I will work harder” proves his dedication to the farm. He does not want to disappoint the animals, primarily Napoleon. Finally, as the story comes to an end, Boxer gets sold by the pigs. A van from the knackers comes to take Boxer away two days after his lung collapses.
¨Apathy: lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern.” The choice of not caring about your surroundings can lead directly to being taken advantage of. That is exactly what happens in the story ¨Animal Farm” and is exhibited the most by one character. Benjamin the donkey is most responsible for destroying the principles of animal farm because he possesses intelligence but doesn’t act upon it and he doesn’t attempt to influence the animals to stand up for themselves. Benjamin is consistently described as stubborn and smart throughout the entire story, but he never utilizes his intelligence to do good. Once animalism had been established, the pigs started creating committees/classes for the animals to follow.
Language can be manipulated as an instrument of control. In Animal Farm, by George Orwell, the pigs gradually twist and distort a rhetorical world of socialist revolution to justify their behavior and to keep the other animals in the dark. "People say they love truth, but in reality they want to believe that which they love is true." Quotes: Old majors speech: Comrades _> they are friends makes them equal on some level what does this do to me?? Ive had a lkong life _ experience Speaks directly to his people Animal Farm Topic Tracking: Propaganda Propaganda 1: Old Major uses some techniques of propaganda in his speech to the animals - he identifies humans as the enemy, and attempts to unite them all against this common enemy.
His dog is his company and equivalent of a friend, “I had ‘im since he was a pup.” The other men, all loners and migrant workers, cannot understand the idea of friendship and simply want the dog shot because it is no longer useful and is a nuisance in the bunkhouse. They do not recognize, nor sympathise with, Candy’s affection for the dog as he pleads with them to let the subject drop, “I’m so used to him” and “he was the best damn sheepdog I ever seen.” He offers his money to George and Lennie to buy the property because “I ain’t got no relatives nor nothing.” He knows that his future is more loneliness and then death, “They’ll can ne purty soon...I won’t have no place to go to.” When Crooks sneers at the idea of owning their place, his answer shows the comfort he gains from his new friends and the end to loneliness, “we gonna do it…Me and Lennie and George.” The importance of friendship and the self-esteem it now gives to him is also shown in the he answers back to Curley’s wife when she insults him and Crooks and Lennie, “We got fren’s, that what we got.” Seeing the collapse of his dream, he takes out his anger on Curley’s wife’s corpse, “You wasn’t no good… I could of hoed the garden and washed dishes for them guys” but now there is only his lonely old
Squealer uses different types strategies that change over time to better understand his target audience, which are the animals. For example the sheep, which are seen to be the most vulnerable and submissive to Squealer and Napoleon. Some of the most effective techniques are to be bandwagon, card stacking, and fear. Since the use of propaganda is sufficient, they promised life on the farm would be pleasurable for everyone, but actually resulted in the pigs empowering the farm. Even though the use of Squealer’s propaganda techniques does not fulfill the goals of the community of the farm, the animals still believe that he his right and agrees to follow his lead.
Back in the day, it was hard to excoriate Joseph Stalin using literature so instead Orwell portrayed the characters as animals to censure the writing. Animal Farm reminds readers that the abuse of power can lead to corruption. Animal Farm was not always corrupt from the start... In the beginning of the book, all animals cooperated together and respected each other. When Old Major was still alive and giving his speech to everyone, he talked about how all animals
Recently, I read Animal Farm by George Orwell. Orwell is a well-known American author who includes many themes, morals, and symbolism throughout his novels to portray a message. This book is well-known because it illustrates the struggles during Soviet Russia as seen through the animals on the farm. Throughout the book, Orwell uses a variety of different themes; one important theme that I noted was abuse of power. Because of the abuse of power on the farm, Napoleon is able to control and manipulate the other animals, which creates an environment of mistrust that eventually leads to the downfall of the farm.