The pigs exploit Boxer and his fellow workers to build the windmill which will eventually be used to supply the pigs with more money for food and alcohol. None of which would go to the working class. 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.
When you get an animal you provide for it so it can be healthy and strong just like children. Organizations such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals just look at the bad incidents and don’t take into account how much we have expanded from livestock. They think that in FFA or 4-H we just fatten up our livestock and when the time comes we just give them away to be slaughtered like nothing, as if we never got emotionally attached to our animal. But they are wrong. We provide everything that is needed.
Pollan states “The chicken feed not only feeds the broilers but, transformed into chicken crap, feeds the grass that feeds the cows that, as I was about to see, feeds the pigs and the laying hens” (Pollan 345). This chain of profit very beneficial to farms because overall they spend much less money and have more money to spend elsewhere. There 's
Animal Farm Final Writing Assignment P− Examine the role propaganda plays in the novel. Prove that the rebellion would not have succeeded without the use of propaganda. Use a minimum of two supporting examples. In the novel, the pigs use propaganda to slowly ease the other animals into the society that the pigs want to create. Propaganda is usually some type of misleading information that is used to promote a certain political view or idea.
Control “People in power need to control others in order to maintain power. One of the ways to do that is to take that which is threatening and demonize it.” - Jasmine Guy. One way to control others is by corrupting power. In the book Animal Farm by George Orwell, a wise pig named Napoleon controls a farm consisting of animal who dislike humans. The animals of the farm follow the principles of Animalism, never do anything resembling a human.
The quote by Lord Acton, “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” is a good example of what is happening in the book Animal Farm by George Orwell. The pigs immediately gain control and leadership of the farm and eventually start to abuse the power. The pigs abuse their power by changing the commandments, living in luxury, and by treating the animals poorly. First and foremost, the pigs start changing the commandments to fit their acts and desires. In the beginning of the story, the animals decide on fair rules that everyone on the farm should abide by.
The animals on the farm notice a change made to the barn wall where the Seven Commandments were once written and realize that now there is a single commandment on the wall, “It ran: ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL, BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS” (133). This represents a detrimental change in the original idea for the ideal society and the degradation of equality on the farm. The pigs gain all authority over the other animals creating social stratification on the farm, making the pigs the government and the other animals the working class who labor for the approval of the pigs. The pigs continue to receive special treatment due to their superior knowledge and leadership
After the Rebellion in Animal Farm, everything deemed as being a distinctly human possession or trait was not to be used by the animals: “ribbons … should be considered as clothes, which are the mark of a human being. All animals should go naked” (Orwell 17). At the start, there is a defined distinction between how things were before and how they plan things to be in the future. The animals are determined to be and to make things different than there were before with the humans in charge. Two distinctly human habits the animals were against at the beginning of the Rebellion was the drinking of alcohol and killing animals for a profit, but after Boxer was taken away by a horse slaughter’s truck, “no one stirred in the farmhouse before noon on the following day, and the word went round that from somewhere or other the pigs had acquired the money to buy themselves another case of whisky” (Orwell 111).
The symbol in this is the “communism” that is supposed to happen. The animals are supposed to get more food, work less, and have a more relaxing time. 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.