Talking animals that are, in there own sense, intelligent enough to overcome the reign of humans who malnourish, abuse, and over work farm animals sounds like a blast to the “comrades” of the Manor farm. When the humans drink a little too much booze and forget to feed the animals, they’ve had enough. They fight the owner, Mr. Jones, in a battle to overcome the farm and win. At first the farm prospers, with both Snowball and Napoleon leading the group. But Napoleon refuses to share his power.
In the course of time, it is unusual to see how a simple attempt of idealism can eventually transform itself to a corruption in society. In Animal Farm by George Orwell, the animals, glittered by the dream of Animalism rebel against Mr. Jones, the farmer of Manor Farm in a battle, retreating him off the farm. Manor Farm was then renamed, Animal Farm, and because of their extensive knowledge and intelligence, the animals quickly agree to rely on the pigs to take care of their welfare and well-being. Slowly, this one step of leadership evolved into an ever-growing hierarchy and a way of living a life of luxury and leisure for the pigs. In order to secure a life of luxury for his fellow pigs, Napoleon (with Squealer as his spokesmen) uses language
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. In the very beginning Old Major teaches the animals “Beasts of England”. This song is taught and spread to start the revolution for all animals.
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
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.
Throughout the book, Napoleon works the animals until they’re exhausted and hungry. He fools them into thinking that everything was fine on the farm and that they were prospering. Only the pigs were benefiting from the efforts of the others. Napoleon shows no regard for the animals that work hard to make the farm prosper. Joseph Stalin had a similar attitude towards the proletariat.
But really Napoleon has all the power and controls all the “communism” that really is not communism. The pigs and dogs are the smartest, and more favorite animals in the farm. Napoleon does not run a very communist farm, but Orwell does a great job showing how the animals are fooled by Napoleon. The seven commandments that the pigs put on the wall represents the ten commandments we have today. It is ruled that everyone has to follow, except if you are Napoleon.
Propaganda is usually some type of misleading information that is used to promote a certain political view or idea. One crucial part of the propaganda is when the pigs trained the sheep to bleat “Four legs good, two legs bad!” (34 Orwell) at moments when the animals were uneasy about the rules that the pigs were creating. For example, when Napoleon announced that they would begin to engage in trade with other farms
Napoleon could not speak as well nor did he have as much education as Snowball, his competitor. “Napoleon produced no schemes of his own, but said quietly that Snowball’s would come to nothing.” (Orwell 44) The fat communist pig also desired power and killed or scared away his opponents to gain it. “They (the dogs) dashed straight for Snowball, who only sprang from his place just in time to escape their snapping jaws.”
George Orwell, in his novel Animal Farm, illustrates the flaws involved in a system where equality amongst all individuals is the basis for governance. Orwell represents society through various animals living on a farm under the control of human farmers. Throughout the novel, the animals revolt against their human owners under the leadership of pigs who state that once they gain control of the farm they shall all be equal. However, as the novel progresses it becomes clear that the pigs have a hidden motive and assert themselves into positions of power, becoming corrupt and eventually resembling the humans which they initially overthrew. The novel serves as a commentary by Orwell about the ‘’too-good-to-be-true’’ nature of socialist governmental policy, primarily focusing on the rise and eventual spoiling of the communist USSR government, which was present at the time the novel was written.
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.
What is the importance of lies being told by the leadership in the novella Animal Farm? The novella represents lies and hypocrisy of the Soviet Union government through animals. The novella also shows that the pigs are the government that rules over the land while being hypocritical and lying to the animals about their acts and dealings. The lies represent the hypocrisy of leadership in Animal Farm by George Orwell since the leadership garbles their message to the animals through propaganda.
Napoleon is smart—smart enough not to play much of a role in the initial rebellion. It's only after the animals have rebelled that he takes a leadership role. When we meet Napoleon, we learn that he is "a large, rather fierce-looking Berkshire boar … not much of a talker, but with a reputation for getting his way" (Chapter 2 page 2). In other words, despite being his silence, he gets what he wants.