Effects of Communism in Animal Farm It is commonly believed that communism will lead to equality and happiness for all; Orwell proves that this is not always the case. The hope for equality in Animal Farm is not accomplished because the pigs live a better life than the other animals. Also, The animals other than the pigs are forced to work harder then they had when Mr. Jones ran the farm. Finally, the animals other than Napoleon cannot share their own opinions. In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, communism is proven to lead to unfairness and dictatorship through the better living conditions of the pigs, harder work for the animals, and the inability for animals to share their opinions.
They manipulate the animals that all they do is for the good of the farm, when in reality, it is only for the good of themselves. In this novel, propaganda is presented through the character Squealer, who is Napoleon’s trusty companion. Squealer is the designated speaker for Napoleon, and he is easily able to persuade the other animals that Napoleon, along with the other pigs, are working for the good of everyone else. He mainly uses the method of “plain folks” in order to convince the other animals that the pigs are working just as hard as they are. The truth is, while Squealer is convincing everyone of Napoleon’s greatness and how great of a leader he is,
He doesn’t make the pigs work as hard as any of the animals he favors them because they are the same as him. He makes the bigger animals do all of the super hard work. All of the animals know this is happening but they don’t do anything about it because Squealer will just make them work harder or punish them.The animals are forced to do things they were never forced to do before. Squealer makes all of the decisions he doesn't ask for an opinion. All of the animals get controlled by Squealer he doesn’t give them a say.
Their greed overcomes their honesty and they use their superior intellect to fool and manipulate the other animals. Later in the text the pigs find a children’s book which they teach themselves to read and write from. However when they are finished with the book they destroy it therefore stopping any chance of the other animals being of equal intellect. After the pigs have ensured that they will remain the smartest they begin to use their academic advantage to manipulate the other animals. With their new found skills along with their leadership positions, the pigs opt out of physical work and instead tend to the organisation and directing of Manor Farm.
Napoleon has also released many chants to help rally the animals on the farm. The satire present here is that the altering of the ten commandments effectively portray how the absurd the concept is. There is no way that animals could become, “more equal” than others. In the beginning of the novel, Old Major expressed that the animals shall overcome their oppressors, but the pigs become the oppressors. Through their chants and the ten commandments, the citizens are brainwashed to believe that everything is just and fair because when the commandments and chants were first written or said, everyone was in agreement, and believed it was fair.
Propaganda is usually some type of misleading information that is used to promote a certain political view or idea. One crucial part of the propaganda is when the pigs trained the sheep to bleat “Four legs good, two legs bad!” (34 Orwell) at moments when the animals were uneasy about the rules that the pigs were creating. For example, when Napoleon announced that they would begin to engage in trade with other farms
The loyal servants of Napoleon contributed actively towards his takeover, while the working class, through gullibility, naivety and unwillingness to question authority, condemned themselves to Napoleon’s oppression. In the novel, the animals were responsible for their own enslavement differently. Boxer’s passivity and blind faith played a major role in the pigs maintaining their position. To begin, he believed in every ideas and decisions proposed by Napoleon. For instance, upon announcing the cancellation of Sunday morning meetings and that Napoleon will be the deciding voice and will make all decisions without the input of other animals, some
He says that the windmill is for the better of all of them but in reality it is not. To continue, he changes the Seven Commandments throughout the book for the benefit for the other pigs and himself. Finally, he uses propaganda throughout the novel to let the animals think that he is the good guy here and not the humans. In conclusion, it is now difficult for the animals to tell the difference between man and pig because they both illustrate cruel behavior by treating the animals like slaves. Even if they lie to get their way, their actions speak the
He demonstrates that the ones who hold most power in a community are the ones to blame for the chaos and problems in that specific society. The “selfish” are those who will deceive others in order to benefit themselves, without feeling guilt, such as Napoleon. Napoleon, the head pig on the farm “recreates a sort of class system” which the animals had finally overthrown after the humans left, resulting in a developing feeling of resent by the other animals on the farm. “Exploitation” is an important aspect that is incorporated in the narrative, which reveals the moral corruptions of the hierarchical pigs, which eventually allows them to achieve their goal of superiority and power. Alldritt shows how it is natural for someone to betray someone else, if they do not feel the shame in doing it.
Though every animal is aware of the fact that Snowball was the honest and dedicated leader but they easily got carried away by the words and the speech of Squealer. In order to justify the act of brutally killing and selling animals Squealer gives them the new song written by Minimus. Squealer very carefully chooses his words and play around them. The animals are not able to understand the hidden motive behind it and falls victim to his words. When Napoleon overthrew Snowball and became the dictator then there were some changes in the seven commandments.