Manipulation In Animal Farm

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In the classic novel, Animal Farm, the author brings up many interesting topics relating to real life events such as manipulation. It also shows many ironic moments throughout the 141 page book. Animal Farm is a book written in 1946, and created by George Orwell. The book is about a small farm called Manor Farm, owned by Mr Jones. The animals in the farm overthrow him and rename it to Animal Farm. But, it turns into a disaster and Napoleon, one of the pigs, takes over the farm by manipulating the animals and gets guard dogs. The authors obvious irony and symbolism helps support the theme that history repeats itself because no matter what, the bad and good are constantly on war, and only repeat rather than make progress. Napoleon and Mr. Jones are paralleled two characters that help represent that history repeats itself. Mr Jones was overthrown by Napoleon, but Napoleon later acted exactly like Mr. Jones. “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and man to pig, and from pig to man again, but already it was impossible to say which was which.” (page 141) The quote shows that Napoleon is basically Mr. Jones in a different generation. Napoleon acts just like Mr Jones, and takes their work for money. Also, Mr Jones underfed the animals, and later Napoleon also did! On page 92, the author wrote, “Napoleon read out to them: The production of every class of food has increased by 300 percent. The animals had no reason to disbelieve. He obviously was lying, and was a form a
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