He therefore believes that utopia is impossible since power would always lead to corruption. “Animal Farm”, although written as a an animal moral tale, has a profound and philosophical meaning when looked into deeper. The novel is an allegory story about a period in Russian history staring from the Tsar’s Russia to Stalin’s USSR. Using simple and symbolic terms, Orwell describes the development of
So to gain control, he and his fellow animals overthrew him and his farm. Once Napoleon was in control, he made some changes. He changed the rules to better suit the pigs and he appointed himself as the farm’s leader. But what methods does he use to remain in control? He uses propaganda, fear, and the principles of the animal’s ideology animalism to remain in control.
Leaders. They want the best for their country, and probably will do whatever they can for their country, but most do not contemplate how far a leader can tread for the sweet taste of power. In the allegorical fiction novella Animal Farm, George Orwell paints an image of what it would be like if animals took over a farm and started to adopt the ideas of socialism and capitalism. The leaders that take over are corrupt, a perfectly dystopian replica of our society. In the story, many animals represent real people from the Russian Revolution of the 1910s, and they start to form their own set of rules, called “animalism.” Lessons are learned inside the allegory and in modern society as well.
Napoleon was the mighty, smart, persuading, demanding pig, and he brought his personality with him on the farm. This relates to Orwell’s philosophy because after revolutions feelings, and ways of life mostly remain the same. After Jones was pushed out of Manor Farm, Napoleon slowly rose to power and became the new tyrant. The animals never got the freedom they longed for or deserved. They were still controlled and remained under power their whole lives.
The political satire Animal Farm by George Orwell is a reference to the Soviet Union’s corruption. The quote in the book Animal Farm stated "There was nothing there now except a single Commandment. It ran: ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS” (Orwell 134). The lesson learned from this quote is that communism is not what it was meant to be. This means that communism looks good at first but always ends up being the complete opposite of the communist idea.
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
For example, Napoleon decides that “It was about this time that the pigs suddenly moved into the farmhouse and took up their residence there...It was absolutely necessary, he said, that the pigs, who were the brains of the farm, should have a quiet place to work in. It was also more suited to the dignity of the Leader (for of late he had taken to speaking of Napoleon under the title of "Leader") to live in a house than in a mere sty” (21) meaning that he is starting to take control of the farm. This shows that Napoleon is slowly starting to become the leader of the farmhouse and concludes that he deserves more than the others because of his high position. Furthermore, this also illustrates that the animals do not understand that Napoleon is becoming the thing that he feared most; human. Therefore, as time goes on, he is changing drastically because he “rarely appeared in public, but spent all his time in the farmhouse, which was guarded at each door by fierce-looking dogs.
Don’t be the enemy. Now that Napoleon is in charge life is getting a whole lot worse because is has complete power of Animal Farm. Napoleon from Animal Farm written by Orwell maintains control by using ideology, propaganda, and fear. Napoleon uses ideology of Animalism to give him more control over the animals. One way he does this is by, using propaganda by making the sheep walking around say one of the seven amendments which were, “Four legs good, two legs bad’!” (Doc A, Chapter 2-3) This helps Napoleon stay in power because Napoleon created the statement and the sheep keep saying it, so the other animals will think that Napoleon should stay in power because he has good ideas.
It portrays the 1917 Russian Revolution atmosphere with the replacement of Russia into Animal Farm. The characters also did not fail to resemble the real people involved in the revolution. Power leads to greed, used to take advantage and manipulate. A person with absolute power tends to choose greediness after a certain time period, despite having followed a wise person’s vision and mission. It may due to failure of self-control over power or the
a. Orwell’s Animal Farm is an allegory because the events that happen on Manor Farm are very similar to the events that happened in Russia. For instance, when the animals overthrew Mr. Jones, this was to illustrate the Russian Revolution where the peasants overthrew the ruling party. The characters in Animal Farm symbolize historical figures such as Joseph Stalin (Napoleon), the KGB (the dogs), and the working class (Boxer). The windmill project causes the feud between Napoleon and Snowball, and Snowball is forced to leave the farm much like Stalin caused Leon Trotsky to leave the country. The chickens being coerced to produce more eggs resembles the Stalinist period that the Communist state set impossible industrial and agricultural production