He manages to convince the animals that it only makes sense to provide for the pigs first and foremost, as they are the ones managing the workers. He lays out the facts in such a way that disagreeing would make any animal feel illogical, thus perpetuating his agenda. Ultimately, Squealer’s employment of rhetorical questioning, repetition and logos shrouds the corruption of Napoleon's regime and results in successful mass deception.Through the shrewdness of the farm animals, Orwell implies that we humans are no better than beasts when it comes to exploiting one another with the power of words, “As we stared through the window it was no question now. The animals outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again: but already it was impossible to say which was which"
He tricks all of the stupid animals on the farm into working for the pigs’ benefit. Furthermore, he uses propaganda to gain power for himself. This shows his selfishness and greed toward the animals of his farm. Trump has done the same thing throughout the election. In addition, Squealer makes himself and Napoleon seem attractive because of their ideas of animal freedom.
There is a common expression that says men are pigs, and in Animal Farm, Orwell shows us how pigs turn into men. For example, “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which” (Orwell p. 141). Orwell portrays the pigs as leaders that control the animals into believing that what they as pigs are doing is right which leads to corruption. So people’s ignorance contributes to social oppression in that quote from Orwell. Administration is to utilise someone in a skillful way.
In Animal Farm, George Orwell argues that Napoleon has solidified his power by using fear mongering, manipulation, and scapegoating. Napoleon has solidified his power by using fear mongering. For example, whenever the animals disagreed with what Napoleon had said, “the dogs growled so threateningly that they accepted his explanation without further questions” (36). This shows that Napoleon used the dogs to scare the animals and make them accept the pigs’ orders. The animals were scared of the violence used and the pigs’ power, so they obeyed the orders fearing consequences.
In George Orwell’s book, Animal Farm, Squealer uses propaganda negatively to influence inhabitants of the farm, which is parallel to today with how propaganda deceives people, justifies war, and destroys credibility of a person or nation. In Animal Farm, Squealer, chief propagandist, attempts to convince the animals that their lives under the regime of the animals is better than that of the humans. Squealer tries to convey this message, for example, by telling the animals that the animals would better off if Napoleon made decisions for them. Squealer says, “No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves.
The nine dogs that stay by Napoleon at all times are useful for Napoleon to gain and maintain control of the farm because they scare the other animals, intimidating them so that they do not disobey Napoleon. Napoleon also uses manipulation to gain and maintain a firm control by changing the Commandments for the farm in ways that work to his benefit. Squealer, Napoleon’s propaganda department, Keeps the farm animals believing in Napoleon by describing what they hear and see to make it seem harmless. Using effective tactics of fear, convincing propaganda, and manipulation, Napoleon gains and maintains control of Animal Farm. “Animal Farm” has corruption and equality in a way the animals try to succeed and achieve a goal to make the farm better.
George Orwell’s novel ‘Animal Farm’ is an tale about a farm full of animals who start a rebellion, they have many problems and it doesn’t always end well. The moral of the story is, “Authority is great unless it is in the wrong hands.” Napoleon states that Jones’s and Snowball’s leadership was unsatisfactory but, he is doing the same things and worse. Animals are willing to work vigorously and believe whoever is leading them because they aspire to be free. Humans and animals do not get along in the beginning, but as the story goes on they become more and more alike. On the contrary, the story takes a turn as the pigs and dogs become inferior to the rest of the animals.
Napoleon has also released many chants to help rally the animals on the farm. The satire present here is that the altering of the ten commandments effectively portray how the absurd the concept is. There is no way that animals could become, “more equal” than others. In the beginning of the novel, Old Major expressed that the animals shall overcome their oppressors, but the pigs become the oppressors. Through their chants and the ten commandments, the citizens are brainwashed to believe that everything is just and fair because when the commandments and chants were first written or said, everyone was in agreement, and believed it was fair.
Comparison of Animal Farm Many comparisons can be made from Animal Farm to the excerpt “The Clocks Were Striking Thirteen” from the novel 1984. Some similarities in Animal Farm and “The Clocks Were Striking Thirteen” are portrayed through the two themes, abuse of language and power corrupts, and also the mood. One theme seen both in Animal Farm and “The Clocks Were Striking Thirteen” is power corrupts. In Animal Farm the pigs quickly become corrupted by their want in power, especially Napoleon. The pigs think they are better than the other animals and start to act very much like humans.
We often find that it is simpler to stay hidden in the dark, rather than step out into the light. As citizens it is our responsibility to call out our leaders if they are not taking notice of what we, the people, want or need. The animals, in Animal Farm, overthrew their farmer and attempted to form a fair government, but soon became dictated to, by the pigs. The book records the evolution of tyranny to totalitarianism which became as terrible as their first situation. In Animal Farm, George Orwell illustrates that it is the responsibility of the citizens to stand up against injustice and inequality.