1) The Seven Commandments was propaganda for animalism, which was based on equality and not being humanlike in any way. First, No animal shall wear clothes. This is because by the time the pigs adopt clothes they are so powerful, and the other animals are so fearful, that it is unnecessary; second, whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend. Because once they have achieved victory, animals must not emulate Man.
Napoleon is just ruining Snowball’s reputation by fabricating lies about him because a storm is what really damaged the windmill. If the animals knew that Napoleon is lying and think individually for once, they could understand how Napoleon has damaged Snowball to give himself more power, which is terrible leadership and not what Animal Farm wants. Finally, Boxer’s mindset has been totally modified by Napoleon because of the manipulation that he uses on him that now Boxer always thinks Napoleon is right. “ ‘Ah that is different!’ said Boxer ‘If Comrade Napoleon says it, it must be right’ “ (58). Boxer respects Napoleon and what he does for the farm, but not in a way that consists of healthy respect, because Boxer sees a brighter future for the farm not just for Napoleon and his dogs, and Napoleon has manipulated Boxer with a number of lies that Boxer thinks are true.
Squealer uses different types strategies that change over time to better understand his target audience, which are the animals. For example the sheep, which are seen to be the most vulnerable and submissive to Squealer and Napoleon. Some of the most effective techniques are to be bandwagon, card stacking, and fear. Since the use of propaganda is sufficient, they promised life on the farm would be pleasurable for everyone, but actually resulted in the pigs empowering the farm. Even though the use of Squealer’s propaganda techniques does not fulfill the goals of the community of the farm, the animals still believe that he his right and agrees to follow his lead.
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” (Lord Acton) This quote is telling us that when people get into roles of absolute power they tend to become corrupt, as a result of that power. This quote can be applied to Napoleon from the book Animal Farm by George Orwell, because at the beginning of the novel Old Major’s words inspired Napoleon. As a result, he believed that humans were evil for forcing animals to work for them and that animals should be able to live freely, not under anyone’s control; however, as the story progresses his belief changed and the animals did not get to live their utopian dream. At the start Napoleon and the other pigs strongly believed that all animals were equal and had the right to live in a place that took care of their well being. The first thing they established in the farm was the system of Animalism, which stated that all animals were equal and that they should all share responsibilities and rewards of the farm.
Originally, the commandments were made to create ‘fairness’ and ‘equality’ among the comrades. However, the novel reveals how “all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others” (Orwell, page 134) through the commandments, as Napoleon uses his skillful rhetoric to get away with breaking the very commandments that every animals are suppose to follow, while the other animals are punished for not doing so. For example, in chapter 8 when the pigs purchase a brewery to to produce and later drink the alcohol, even though the fifth commandment says “no animals shall drink alcohol” (Orwell, page 25), which shows that the pigs are hypocrites. Thus, the novel shows the difference in intelligence between the animals that made it easy for Napoleon to manipulate and make them obey
Phatcharida Boonpiset 5740159822 Hate Speech in Animal Farm George Orwell 's "Animal Farm" uses hate speech as a political tool not only is it effective enough to create hatred towards targeted characters but it also can bring power and political righteousness for Napoleon, who later becomes a leader of Animal Farm. Throughout the story, Napoleon and Squealer are the ones who mostly use hate speech in public and successful in using hate speech every time. For the definition of hate speech, according to Susan Brison, “hate speech is speech that vilifies, harasses, intimidates, or incites hatred toward an individual or group on the basis of a characteristic such as race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or sexual orientation," (Brison 1) and the word “speech” is used for all forms of communication including
In Animals Farm, there is a pig who’s name Napoleon. This character did not contributed to the society with his actions. In effect, he did not respect the concept of “Animalism” which is the equality of all the animals. He did many actions that broke this conception during the entire story. At the beginning, Napoleon, take the farm with Snowball when the farmer, Mr. Jones, left.
Power can have the persuasive action in undoing the moral ethics of one’s character. This can be seen throughout history, such as World War II and proven by the actions of Napoleon in the allegory, Animal Farm, by George Orwell. As Lord Acton said “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” In history what was viewed as a villain, is never the same as the perception. A leader does not begin wanting to do wrong, they start with the best intentions, but power is a tricky thing. As someone gains more and more power, they increasingly become corrupted with that power.
First of all, Napoleon and Squealer easily manipulated the animals because they had no ability to read due to lack of education. In many instances, Napoleon used the animals lack of education to change the Seven Commandments and better fit the pig 's needs. For example, when the pigs changed one of the commandments to benefit themselves, the animals couldn 't tell if the rule was changed or not: “They had thought the Fifth Commandment was ‘No animal shall drink alcohol,’ but there were two words that they had forgotten. But the Commandment read: ‘No animal shall drink alcohol to excess’” (Orwell 110). Napoleon and Squealer learned how to read and never taught the other animals how to, this shows how the pigs used the other animal 's illiteracy to alter situations.
Government by coalition often fails or one member will find a way to gain an advantage. “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” (139). It is shown how the pigs start out with Old Major's vision, but are exactly like the people (oppressive) by the end of the book. The pigs become like the humans by the end of the novel. Throughout the novel they have revealed similar traits; they want to seize power and maintain control over all the other animals.
Squealer Squealer was one of the main reasons that the farm failed because he was the one always telling everyone lies about what was happening on the farm. He was basically one of Napoleon 's servants because he did whatever Napoleon would tell him to do. Most of the animals were very unintelligent so they would believe everything Squealer would say to them. Squealer was partially responsible for the failure of the farm because he told the animals that Mr. Jones would come back, he would “help the animals remember” something they forgot, and told the animals the pigs were working when they were not. Squealer would tell the animals that Mr. Jones would come back if the animals started getting skeptical about something.