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. In the very beginning Old Major teaches the animals “Beasts of England”. This song is taught and spread to start the revolution for all animals.
The novel “Animal Farm” Written by George Orwell and the film “The Truman show” directed by Peter Weir are very different but they also share many of the same views. This essay will talk about the “good life”, a “good society” and “power and control”, It will also talk about the differences and similarities between the two texts. “Animal Farm” is about a group of animals that live on a farm that team up and take the farm away from the humans, all is good until three pigs change all of the rules on the other animals without telling them why and how. “The Truman Show” is about a young man named Truman Burbank who discovers that his whole town is strange and feels like they are up to something he soon finds out that they are all in a massive tv show and that he is the main character... So he tries to escape.
Animal Farm 's laws were corrupt and only in favor of the pigs. Napolean was editing the laws just so the pigs could do what they want, and not technically break the law. The animals always wanted to say something about it, but they weren 't smart enough to put their thoughts together, or remember if the laws had always been that way. When the farm first started, everyone referred to each other as "Comrade". But Napolean thought he was to good for them, and he soon had the title "Leader Napolean", or "Savior of the Animals".
(CBS News) By saying this, it makes people think that he is aware and is planning to fix the country for the future. He is just one of many world leaders that are guilty of manipulating people by fear. In Animal Farm, Napoleon tends to use strategies such as, manipulation and negative exploitation towards his comrades. In fact, Napoleon told the animals that working on Sundays was optional, but if they did not work, their ration amount would be cut in half.
People who have read George Orwell’s analogy, Animal Farm you are no doubt aware of the several leadership strategies used throughout the book. In Animal Farm the animals revolt against their farmer and run the farm by themselves with a pig named Napoleon as their leader. Napoleon slowly turns the farm into a totalitarian farm while still getting all the loyalty of the animals. Napoleon scares the animals into submission by lying to them through a fellow pig named Squealer, changing the commandment to suit his needs (the seven rules all the animals agree to follow) , and by making himself a godlike figure. Napoleon lies through Squealer a lot throughout the book to keep the animals respect and loyalty.
Lastly, in the end, the animals don’t do anything once the pigs start doing human like things. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it, a lesson we must learn to insure we are not led blindly into a worse situation than we had before. I’m just going to say it, the animals on Animal Farm were oblivious and very near-sighted. When the Seven Commandments were changed, the animals sensed something had changed in them, but couldn’t remember exactly so they let it slide. Now this may have been reasonable had it been once, but it happened multiple times.
Take advantage of the dumber Animals and take more than their fair share of food and change the rules of the farm. The Animals are too stupid to call out the pigs and once the pigs have total control, they come out and say “All Animals are equal, but some are more equal than others. ”(Pg. 134). This shows in the end those who you let take an inch will take it a mile.
To everyone he was a poor leader compared to other Monarchs, he was cruel, sometimes brutal with opponents, however he was sometimes kind, he would hire students as spies to make cash. The way he relates to Animal Farm is he acts like Mr. Jones in almost the same way. Their both irresponsible, cruel, and can sometimes be kind. Another relation I would like to make between the Revolution and the book is the creation of Communism and Animalism (Animalism 7 commandments: Ch 2 page 15 ).
The propaganda used in Animal Farm is most effective when the animals are considering lesser of two evils or a transfer because they lead the animals to believe what the propagandist is saying is their best option. In the beginning of the novel, Squealer manipulates the other animals into believing that ¨the whole management and organisation of [the] farm depends on [them]... [and] it is for [the other animals] sake [the pigs] drink the milk and eat [the] apples [because if they did not] Jones would come back!¨ (Orwell 31). The use of a transfer also works as fear tactic by connecting Jones possible return and the pigs health when they are not necessarily connected; any objections the animals had are forgotten because of the association between
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. The seven commandments that the pigs put on the wall represents the ten commandments we have today. It is ruled that everyone has to follow, except if you are Napoleon.
Moses is more aware than the rest of the animals, because he realizes the animals are losing their equality; he displays this when he abandons the farm, foreseeing the corruption of the new leadership. Although Moses is a follower, his behavior differs from that of the other animals. Most of the lower class animals give up their freedom because they are uneducated and do not realize what is occurring. On the other hand, Moses obeys Mr. Jones because the raven receives benefits; Mr. Jones is not as cruel to Moses as he is to the other animals. Moses and his master, Mr. Jones, are prime examples of a leader-follower relationship in both Animal Farm and the Russian Revolution.
A leader has incredible power, but with it he can choose to build up the community as a whole or to keep all the power to himself. Many leaders choose to keep all the power to themselves, but they still need a follower who believes every word the leader says. In George Orwell’s, Animal Farm, the animals decide to rebel against Farmer Jones, as they did not like the way they were treated. Life on the farm seemed promising after the rebellion, until Napoleon got greedy. Napoleon ran off any threats to his power and took away the other animals rights slowly, using his trusted followers, until he treated the other animals worse than Mr. Jones.
The animals have no idea what is going on in Animal Farm since squealer uses his charming words to confuse the animals. Napoleon, the boar, has many goals but the main one was to have complete and absolute power. The pigs act in specific situations to weaken equality and give up their freedom by giving fewer rations to the other animals and forcing them to work on Sundays. The other animals do not realize that the animals are losing their freedom and equality because they are not smart and do not understand the conflict. The pigs do influence the attitude and behaviors of other followers on animal farm.
Napoleon is smart—smart enough not to play much of a role in the initial rebellion. It's only after the animals have rebelled that he takes a leadership role. When we meet Napoleon, we learn that he is "a large, rather fierce-looking Berkshire boar … not much of a talker, but with a reputation for getting his way" (Chapter 2 page 2). In other words, despite being his silence, he gets what he wants.
The fictional book Animal Farm, written by George Orwell, is about Mr. Jones’ farm of animals who rebel against him and make their own society. Although equal at first, the pigs slowly create a peerless government due to the malleable minds of the rest of the animals. I the end, the pigs have broken all of their originally set commandments and begin to act as humans at the dismay of all of the other previously equal animals. Three topics addressed in this amazing book are anthropomorphism, foreshadowing, and motif. To start, the first topic, anthropomorphism, is used the entire book, as the animals are the main characters.