Rhetorical Devices In Animal Farm

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Language can be manipulated as an instrument of control. In Animal Farm, by George Orwell, the pigs gradually twist and distort a rhetorical world of socialist revolution to justify their behavior and to keep the other animals in the dark. "People say they love truth, but in reality they want to believe that which they love is true." Quotes: Old majors speech: Comrades _> they are friends makes them equal on some level what does this do to me?? Ive had a lkong life _ experience Speaks directly to his people Animal Farm Topic Tracking: Propaganda Propaganda 1: Old Major uses some techniques of propaganda in his speech to the animals - he identifies humans as the enemy, and attempts to unite them all against this common enemy. He promises that their lives will be better and easier if they do what he suggests and overthrow the humans. He also teaches them a simple, easy-to-remember song, Beasts of England, to inspire them with his ideas. Although he genuinely believes that he is acting in the animals ' best interests and is not trying to deceive them, this is all still propaganda. It is interesting to note how many times the old prize boar, Major, uses the word all in his speech to the animals as he calls for rebellion against Mr. Jones. Of course, the use of this all indicates that he speaks in generalities which are often fallacious. For, his premises, which are statements that are offered in support of a claim being made that is the conclusion are too sweeping in nature
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