I also wanted to show that this book models a communist environment. The animals work hard for all, but their work is only enjoyed for the benefits of a few. All the money, rewards, and food go to the top, and the animals are left with just scraps. Once you control your people, you can do anything you want, and that is what Napoleon did. He manipulated the animals into thinking that his ways were best, and that they were living luxurious lives.
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.
Even at a time when the only thing the animals can feel is despair, Boxer voices his continued loyalty to his leader, Napoleon, the pig behind this sickening act. He even says he’ll do more to improve the farm, and prevent a situation like this from happening again. With Boxer’s growing popularity, the reader finds that the supreme leader, Napoleon, feels threatened by Boxer. The animals obviously treat Napoleon like a king, because the animals
(Indicators of Sustainable Development) In Animal Farm, the animals are treated with injustice based on their identities, which serves as a typical example of the hierarchy of the human society. The social hierarchy pyramid in the farm favors Napoleon, followed by the other pigs, then the dogs, and finally the rest of the animals. Aside from the pigs, the animals’ opinions are of trivial significance and are disregarded when making decisions. While the farm is generally safe, as a result of the protection provided by the nine dogs, we can clearly see that Napoleon is afforded more security than the rest of the animals. This could be an upshot of his fear that other animals might revolt against him.
George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm is an allegory that not only exemplifies, but also satirizes the Russian Revolution. The animals on Manor Farm form a revolutionary and rebel against the tyrant Jones and begin to govern themselves under the philosophy of Animalism, where all animals are allegedly equal. Throughout the novel, Orwell unveils the tactics of propaganda used during the Russian Revolution. Propaganda serves the purpose of influencing popular opinion without any regard for truth or reason in order to promote a specific agenda. This is in agreement with Ralph Waldo Emerson, who stated, “Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel”.
He did so by sending pigeons to the farms around England, teaching others the tunes of “Beasts of England”. This applies to the characteristic of Trotsky, as Trotsky believed in a world economy instead of a national economy.” (“Leon Trotsky”) One can compare Trotsky and Snowball in many ways. They were both exiled from their country/farm, they both were opposed to Stalin/Napoleon, both Trotsky and Snowball were leaders who truly wanted a better society and both of them agreed with Marx/ Old Major. “Orwell often viewed Trotsky as being very idealistic about his ideas, and is blinded by his
One of the strands in Animal Farm that is of the utmost importance to the story line is leadership. I doubt they would have accomplished as much as they did if not for Snowball, and his excellent leadership. It seems to me that Watership Down also is shaped by leadership, so I will include that in this paper. Another important thread is militarization. In Efrafa(WD), the rabbits were separated so they couldn’t rebel, and had guards around them constantly to make sure they didn’t do anything bad.
A dystopia is the darkest form of government, a utopia is perfect in all aspects, but both societies crave power but struggle to become a successful society. A utopia is perfect in the aspects of laws, rituals, and the people who live within it. Though a dystopia is also an imagined universe, this type of society uses allusions to convince others that they are not surrounded by chaos and danger. Within the novel, Animal Farm, by George Orwell, one of the animals persuades others that they are able to live a life of prosperity and freedom. But, when the motivation passes and another animal takes control, the fauna of the farm begin to work and live in miserable conditions.
Napoleon used his power selfishly, making sure that he was a top priority regardless of the corrupt consequences it had on the other animals. It is revealed that Napoleon had taken the extra milk from the cows and it was mixed into the pig’s daily mash. The milk, amongst apples were being distributed to just the pigs, and not equally to all of the animals. This act of selfishness, orchestrated by Napoleon is disguised as a necessity, due to the pigs being the “brainworkers” of the farm. “Our sole object in taking these things is to preserve our health.
With the characters book representing real people. The three arguments on why the book should be added are democracy works for society, the weakest in society are always exploited, and communism doesn’t work for society. The weakest in Society are always exploited still happens within the 21 Century with examples of in Comrades!” he cried “You do not imagine,’ I hope, that we pig are doing this in a spirit of selfishness and privilege?’ Many of us dislike milk and apples. I dislike them myself.” Our sole object in taking these things is to preserve our health”. Milks and apples (this has been proved by Science, comrades) contain substances necessary to the well- being of a pig.