Squealer's Speech In Animal Farm

1619 Words7 Pages
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. Molotov was undertaking a very important role for Stalin to convince the proletarians, where Squealer convinces the animals and through his words, absurdity will be justified, as Orwell explains:

“The best known among them was a small fat pig named Squealer, with very round cheeks, twinkling eyes, nimble movements, and a shrill voice. He was a brilliant talker, and when he was arguing some difficult point he had a way of skipping from side to side and whisking his tail which was somehow very persuasive. The others said of Squealer that he could turn black into white.” George Orwell, Animal Farm A Fairy Story 1945 (16)

Squealer was a brilliant talker as Orwell explains. Squealer’s speeches were very crucial that it convinced the animals that he is credible. But Orwell offers the readers not to trust Squealer like how animals do. Squealer is a trustable pig for the animals, but for the readers, Orwell explains Squealer as an untrustable pig. Readers will recognize that what Squealer is saying is
Open Document