Power And Power In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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Power and Reality
“Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing”. A resonating quote of George Orwell to a piece of his writing Animal Farm and interprets the process of establishing dictatorship and power through methods like intimidation, rectifying of information, and the infrastructure of power distribution. Napoleon the leader in the story provokes fear to control the animals. To that end he must starts by obtaining military power that forces the animals to abandon the original way of animalism and adapt to changes and embrace his systems. Examples are using “the three dogs who … growled so threateningly” (Orwell, p58) when an unfaithful member turns up, and altogether with his 9 hounds as his guards and army, they become a representation of the significant physical strength of Napoleon as they present obedient under his command. They are also a symbolization of faithfulness as in reality dogs tend to be tamed easily to whoever they seen as master. Another similar act is performed as the story progresses is to have all the confessed animals “slain on the spot” (Orwell, p84) which spreads the seeds of fear that will root and stay, reminding animals from time to time what they ought not to do or it shall bring them suffering. Examples above are to intimidate directly using fear referring to physical pain that gives obvious and strong effects that aid the seizing of power in the beginning. Later on in the
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