Instead of expressing the true ideas of Animalism inspired by Old Major of all animals being equal and keeping away from human beings, the pigs portray the opposite of that. The reader is certain that Napoleon’s autocracy has destroyed Animal Farm’s language when Napoleon tells his fellow humans, “Hitherto the animals on the farm had had a rather foolish custom of addressing one another as "Comrade." This was to be suppressed”
The Use of Propaganda in Animal Farm by George Orwell Propaganda is defined as misleading or biased information spread for the advancement of a cause. In the historical fiction novel Animal Farm written by George Orwell farm animals overpower their human leader and attempt to construct a movement in which all animals are equal. Propaganda is evident throughout the story. Not far in it becomes apparent that the pigs are the most intelligent. Squealer, the propaganda agent uses propaganda in the story as a way to manipulate the animals who are not pigs.
In “Animal Farm” written by George Orwell, the animals strive to create their own Utopian society where the all animals are treated equally and happily. But due to the ignorance of animals, the society collapses. Animals were also convinced by a small eloquent pig, named “Squealer”. When Snowball was exiled, Squealer became the right hand of Napoleon. Squealer represents Vyacheslav Molotov, who was a diplomat of Soviet Union and undertook the central role of communist propaganda.
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.
Napoleon in the novel is not a wise character. However, he occupies the leader’s position since he is intimidating and authoritative. In contrast, Snowball who is portrayed as the intelligent character, somehow gets expelled from the farm, because he was not as manipulative as Napoleon. To begin with, Orwell uses propaganda as one way of illustrating the theme of power. Napoleon and Squealer both utilize propaganda to brainwash and motivate the animals into following their orders, such as when Snowball teaches the sheep into chanting the slogan, “Four legs good, two legs bad!”(Orwell, page 34).
Animal Farm is known for its analogies of real people and groups in communist Russia. Although Animal Farm is a story suited for any age, the layers of meaning exhibit many things about the characters and who they are meant to represent. George Orwell’s depictions of the various species of farm animal attempt to explain the machinations of power and corruption. Orwell reveals the tyranny of the ruling elite in Animal Farm, using said rulers’ own language within the narrative. Orwell uses various “anthems” as metaphors for the state of Animal Farm; the hopeful and idyllic "Beasts of England", the ironic “Animal Farm” and finally the utterly worshipful “Comrade Napoleon”.
George Orwell attempts to convey his feelings about many issues using his unique style. His handling of the animal characters as the shadow of depicting human nature is unique. He warns against leaders who are hungry for power. These people would not hesitate to deprive individuals of everyday freedom if it meant prolonging their control, he also warns against excessive censorship. Similarly, he uses Animal Farm to warn against the deceitfulness that accompanies communism, fascism, socialism and Marxism (like Nationalism, Islamic party, etc.).
Orwell uses his book Animal Farm to talk about the Russian Revolution by using satire and tries to use Animal Farm as an outlet to voice his opinion about how he despises the Revolution and as well as to convince others to share his opinion. Orwell uses his book Animal Farm to talk about the Russian Revolution by using Satire. Throughout Orwell’s novel he uses Satire to represent something in a greater meaning. In his book the animals try to create equality between one another but the Pigs make themselves superior to them and overtime “From pig to man; it was impossible to say which was which” (Orwell, Animal Farm 141). Showing how the rebellion was to initially create equality between one another but later leads to the tyranny of the pigs over the rest of the animals.
The corruption and dictation of the government was what inspired George Orwell to write Animal Farm. In both events, propaganda is widely used in various ways and was effective. Despite the differences between the propaganda used in World War II and Animal Farm, both of them aims for the same goal - to rule as a dictator. People uses fear to make people follow what they say since they don’t want to get hurt. As what has happened in Animal Farm, Napoleon declared “Snowball’s expulsion” (Orwell 54) without the Comrades’ approval since they made noises of disapproval.
He was the reason Napoleon strived so much as squealer would persuade the animals to listen to napoleon. He was able to convince that the commandments were not broken by the pigs. An example of this was when the pigs moved to the farm house Muriel questioned that this action broke the 4th commandment 'No animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets 'but squealer was able to reword history and assure that the pigs were not breaking the commandment as they were not using bedsheets. Squealer was just like Vyacheslav Molotov who was a speech maker and Prauda editor he manipulated media like squealer manipulated commandments and used propaganda to maintain support. This was also used by Another point to add is Benjamin the old donkey was in fact more intelligent then pigs this