The pigs decide to make themselves the leaders and lie to many of the other animals that the pigs know best and make up reasons to prove how they are the best. Having only one point of view can make it so that people only have it their way which is what happens on the farm. Animal Farm connects to the Soviet Union because when Stalin took over he lied to many of the people so he could get into power. The pigs leadership proves how a corrupt system of government can turn bad if the citizens don’t know any better. An example of the corrupt system is when the pigs take advantage by lying to the animals who don’t completely understand the system.
In Animal Farm the animals are brainwashed by the authority figures Squealer, Napoleon and Snowball. Squealer’s influential speeches brainwash the animals to doing what he says, Napoleon’s forceful commands brainwash the animals into doing what he says and, Snowball’s intelligent mind brainwashes the animals that he is a passionate leader and makes the animals do what he says. The authority figures corrupt their power by managing the animals viciously for needs. The three ways they showed this was by: Not following commandments, threatening the animals and reducing food, taking credit over the
Old Major, the pig, rasped out in his speech that, “The life of an animal is misery and slavery: that is the plain truth.” Old Major had gathered all the animals together in the barn and expressed his desire for the slavery and cruelty to end. The old pig proposed a rebellion in which all the animals rebel against Mr. Jones. Granted, Old Major stated that the rebellion may not take place in any of the animals’ life times. However, after the death of the old pig, the rebellion happened arbitrarily and without warning. After the battle, the pigs took control and things plumped like a bird hit by a stone.
After the farm settled after the revolution and was running smoothly, two leader pigs had a conflict. Therefore, Napoleon decided to drive out the second pig, Snowball, out of the farm. “But just at this moment Napoleon stood
As the novel progressed, the violence escalated as the pigs become more and more corrupt and power-hungry. The turning point for violence was when Napoleon used the dogs to relinquish Snowball’s control. At this point, the conflict shifts from the animals versus Jones to Napoleon versus the animals. From this point on, the animals live blindly under the control of Napoleon and the pigs. Much like Mr. Jones used the whip to assert dominance and control over the animals, the pigs assume his role as the head of the farm.
The pigs exploit Boxer and his fellow workers to build the windmill which will eventually be used to supply the pigs with more money for food and alcohol. None of which would go to the working class. Laying the blame of the destruction of first windmill on Snowball shows the manipulation of the government in order to prevent the other animals from doubting them. One other important symbol is the songs. Animal Farm includes many songs, poems and slogans all used as propaganda.
It’s gonna get worse and worse folks. ” (CBS News) By saying this, it makes people think that he is aware and is planning to fix the country for the future. He is just one of many world leaders that are guilty of manipulating people by fear. In Animal Farm, Napoleon tends to use strategies such as, manipulation and negative exploitation towards his comrades. In fact, Napoleon told the animals that working on Sundays was optional, but if they did not work, their ration amount would be cut in half.
This is evident when Squealer says, “Napoleon had learned… of this misfortune… and was already making arrangements to send Boxer to be treated…” (Orwell, 80). Napoleon is able to trick the animals. Also, the animals are very uneducated, evident in, “…Clover had not remembered that the Fourth Commandment mentioned sheets…” (45). This shows that the pigs do not care for the animals and are negligent to educate them. They use this opportunity to take advantage of them and continuously alter the rules but
“You have heard then, comrades, ‘ he said’, ‘that we pigs now sleep in the beds of the farmhouse? ” The pigs move into the farmhouse and to explain to the animals their justification Squealer uses language to make them feel a close, loving attachment.When Squealer was trying to prove Snowball guilty when describing the Battle of Cowshed, he was able to use language to target their emotional trust and loyalty. “But he [Snowball] was wounded,” ‘said Boxer’....Now when Squealer described the scene so graphically, it seemed Snowball had turned to flee”’. In this scene, Squealer was able to target their emotional trust by using bright and colorful words and influence them to believe Snowball is a traitor and to trust him for his accuracy. Whether its trust, fear, or friendship, Squealer, through language that appeals to the emotions, was able to manipulate the animals into blindly following Squealer for his
Class Distinction: The differentiation of one social class from another; a point of differentiation between social classes, as a characteristic attitude, behavior, etc. In George Orwell’s Animal Farm , Orwell gives us greedy and manipulative pigs that represent government officials throughout time. As always the hard working animals put a fair amount of trust in the pigs to lead them; and this is because of their gullibility and lack of intelligence. The pigs use this to instate a hierarchy that leaves them at the top. Class distinction is the most effective mode of persuasion because when the pigs believe their authority is being questioned, the pigs reinstate the hierarchy by convincing the working animals that their job is immensely harder.
Likewise, he also destroys Piggy’s glasses, which too were symbolic for innovation and saviour. This relates to Animal Farm as Napoleon also over throws the farm and breaks animal code. Orwell’s use of the farmhouse displays the pig’s link to human nature as it symbolises authority and dominance. The pigs move in there along with humans and it becomes “impossible to say which [is] which”(Pg. ), this demonstrates the overall supremacy they have other the other animals.
The animals have no idea what is going on in Animal Farm since squealer uses his charming words to confuse the animals. Napoleon, the boar, has many goals but the main one was to have complete and absolute power. The pigs act in specific situations to weaken equality and give up their freedom by giving fewer rations to the other animals and forcing them to work on Sundays. The other animals do not realize that the animals are losing their freedom and equality because they are not smart and do not understand the conflict. The pigs do influence the attitude and behaviors of other followers on animal farm.