The main difference between Farmer Jones and Napoleon, is that Napoleon ruled by force, while Farmer Jones really had no rule unless the animals were unruly. One example of Napoleon’s forceful rule is shown in the quote “Napoleon acted swiftly and ruthlessly- He ordered the hens’ rations to be stopped, and decreed that any animals giving so much as a grain of corn to them, was to be punished by death”(87). This shows Napoleon’s ability to rule through the use of force and fear. Although morally wrong, force and fear are the most effective ways to rule. It decreases overall morale, but keeps all subjects in line.
The original commandment stated how no animal shall kill another animal, establishing equality among all. To bypass the rule against murder, Napoleon tagged two extra words at the end of the commandment for the sole purpose of punishing those who revolt. Thus, causing the animals to allow the injustices, believing Napoleon is always right. From the manipulation to the white lies spread amongst the animals, the farm could not succeed from not having equality and honestly to gain the support for the
Because the cages are so small and tight pigs have to lay in their own poop. Laying and smelling the feces all the time causes respiratory problems according to an HSUS investigator. (Humane Society of the US) This is obvious that this is not right, and is harmful.
The animals are scared of Jones because he was not feeding them so they really don’t want him to come back. That is how Napoleon cast fear over the animals so he can stay in power. When Napoleon from Orwell's Animal Farm uses ideology, propaganda, and fear, he will stay in control for a very long time. When he is in control, the animal's don’t want to become the enemy because he has more power than them, so he will start to control all the
In both of these texts written by Orwell, the language can be manipulated as an instrument of control. After Old Major dies the pigs take the meanings of his words toward the rebellion and twist them to fit their behavior and ensure that they’re better than the other animals on the farm. The abuse of language is shown when the pigs changed the seven commandments of animalism to benefit themselves. Some examples of the changed commandments are “No animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets. No animal shall drink alcohol to excess.
“‘...Bravery isn’t enough’, said Squealer, ‘Loyalty and obedience are more important, and as of the Battle of Cowshed, I believe the time will come when we shall find his part in it much exaggerated.’” This quote describes how Napoleon uses his position to change the opinions of the animals by belittling Snowball. Another way he uses propaganda to stay in control is when he makes up various medals and awards and gives himself all of them. Although the animals view Napoleon as their savior, he is a ruthless ruler. He uses propaganda, fear, and the principles of Animalism to keep a tight grip on the farm. He uses propaganda to influence the animal’s opinions.
They didn’t share the milk and apple and told them it’s for the pigs’ good health which was a lie in my opinion. It was a lie because if the milk and apple important for the pig’s health, then what about the other animal’s heath who do harder work than the pigs? Basically, the pigs used clever propaganda to fool the other animals In all, one of Animal Farm’s themes is that those who possess their power are corrupted by it. There were many examples shown in the novel through some of the characters. Farmer Jones, Napoleon, and the pigs are some very good examples.
For example, before the dogs first had a major role in the story by chasing Snowball away, none of the animals ever felt too troubled or scared about any resolutions they passed. Now, since Napoleon has his own intelligence combined with the strength of the dogs, he can force the animals to do anything− no matter how awful they might think it is, since they no longer have enough power against him. One specific event that would happen as a result of this would be that Snowball would not have gotten chased out of the farm. Unlike Napoleon, he seemed to actually care about Old Major’s ideas, and he truly wanted Animal Farm to prosper. This would have meant that the pigs would not have become like men, so humans could either have forgotten about Animal Farm, or they might have been able to successfully recapture it from the animals, so they would have at least had another chance at freedom if the corrupt pigs had not gained so much of the strength that the moral animals lost.
Document A state's “ Squealer...was sprawling beside it, and near at hand there lay a lantern, a paint-brush, and an overturned pot of white paint...None of the animals...except for old Benjamin...seemed to understand...” That quote means that Napoleon forced squealer to go change the commandments to benefit the pigs. The pigs think they are superior over the other animals even though the farm's motto is “Four legs good, two legs bad.” Napoleon wanted to keep superiority over the farm by using fear, propaganda, and Animalism to get his ways at the farm. Napoleon wanted to have complete power over the farm but the animals were catching onto what he was doing to the future of the farm so, they wanted to leave the farm then, Napoleon ended up destroying the farm and
The universal theme of Animal Farm is the twisting of language transformed into the abusing of power. The animals follow Major’s ideas, but after he dies the animals twist the meaning of his words. As a result, the other animals are unable to oppose the pigs without going against the ideas of rebellion. Following Squealer’s change in the Seven Commandments many times in order to justify the pig’s proposals. The main idea of the farm is “all animals are equal, but certain animals are much more equal than others.” The abuse of the word equal and idea of equality in general represents the pigs methods.