So to gain control, he and his fellow animals overthrew him and his farm. Once Napoleon was in control, he made some changes. He changed the rules to better suit the pigs and he appointed himself as the farm’s leader. But what methods does he use to remain in control? He uses propaganda, fear, and the principles of the animal’s ideology animalism to remain in control.
None of the animals...except for old Benjamin...seemed to understand...” That quote means that Napoleon forced squealer to go change the commandments to benefit the pigs. The pigs think they are superior over the other animals even though the farm's motto is “Four legs good, two legs bad.” Napoleon wanted to keep superiority over the farm by using fear, propaganda, and Animalism to get his ways at the farm. Napoleon wanted to have complete power over the farm but the animals were catching onto what he was doing to the future of the farm
Animal Farm is about a group of animals that live on a farm and they are treated unfairly by their owner Mr. Jones so they rebel against him and start their own farm. As the story goes along the pigs start to take control and they act like the humans did and they start changing the rules that were made in the beginning. Animal Farm represents communism and the Russian Revolution. Each character represents a different person or idea during the Russian Revolution. In Animal Farm the author, George Orwell, illustrates how the pigs use propaganda by manipulating the animals using fear, logical fallacies, and bandwagon.
George Orwell demonstrates that with knowledge and education comes great power, and this can be extremely dangerous if it falls into the hands of those who are self-serving. This is shown when, the pigs only benefit themselves, they get to kill other animals and they broke the rules for their own advantage. The
The animals’ desire to overthrow a man and gain freedom lead by the opinion that "Man is the only real enemy we have. Remove Man from the scene, and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished for ever. Man is the only creature that consumes without producing." (Orwell 1945:2) tricked them into idealistic concept of equality, believed in due to the ignorance of many of the farm inhabitants. Orwell satirizes the system of communism built on the belief that the autocracy is necessary until the superior beings take over the control, in this case the pigs.
The universal theme of Animal Farm is the twisting of language transformed into the abusing of power. The animals follow Major’s ideas, but after he dies the animals twist the meaning of his words. As a result, the other animals are unable to oppose the pigs without going against the ideas of rebellion. Following Squealer’s change in the Seven Commandments many times in order to justify the pig’s proposals. The main idea of the farm is “all animals are equal, but certain animals are much more equal than others.”
Napoleon’s initial desire to rule the Farm grows into a monstrous greed for power which is what brings destruction to the corrupted society of Animal Farm. His foolish pursuit to obtain more increasingly becomes destructive just as the capacity does to increase. The greed has taken over him and tempts him to lie in order to obtain everything he desires. He drives Snowball out of power to keep the power all to himself, separates himself from the commoners to officialise his high status within the Animal Farm, kills Boxer to acquire money for whiskey, and adapts human idiosyncrasies in order to prove that Napoleon and the pigs are more superior and can control the commoners to obtain anything that they
The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Snowball leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard, the renamed Animal Farm is organised to benefit all who walk on four legs. But as time passes, the ideals of the rebellion are corrupt, then forgotten. This is all due to the lust for power that the pigs Napoleon and Snowball have that made them all selfish and corrupted. Animal farm in context to The Russian Revolution in terms of corrupting influence of power : Orwell 's goal was to portray the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the early years of the Soviet Union that resulted in a more oppressive and deadly government than the one it overthrew.
The pigs change the commandments in order to cause a confusion within the animals. Confusion makes the animals dependent on the pigs namely Napoleon, who is kept in power by the animals and their confusion. In the book Animal Farm threats, executions, and the changing of commandments are all tactics that are used to stimulate fear into the minds of the animals. These strategies are all ways that the pigs insure that all the other animals will stay oppressed, and them in power.
This helps Napoleon to stay in power because the animals are thinking if they listen to him then Jones will not come back. The animals are scared of Jones because he was not feeding them so they really don’t want him to come back. That is how Napoleon cast fear over the animals so he can stay in power. When Napoleon from Orwell's Animal Farm uses ideology, propaganda, and fear, he will stay in control for a very long time. When he is in control, the animal's don’t want to become the enemy because he has more power than them, so he will start to control all the