“The wheat crop was full of weeds, and Squealer had somehow discovered that on one of his nocturnal visits Snowball has mixed weed seeds with the seed corn." (Orwell,65). In reality the farm is suffering from chaos and the corruption of the pigs hording profits for alcohol, which resulted in no wheat seeds being bought. Instead of explaining this otherwise selfish behavior to the other animals, the pigs convince them that their “perfect" harvest was being deliberately afflicted by Snowball. To protect their own interests in money and power, the pigs misinform the
The supplies kind of started disappearing here and three and the pigs were really never helping because he had the brains and were more of supervisores. The pigs Snowball and Napoleon, never really did their share and got lazier and lazier and expected more and more from the other animals. They soon started changing their own rules, like how it first said no animal shall ever drink alcohol and they changed it to no pig shall ever drink in excess. They changed it from animals to pigs saying they were the only ones allowed to break the rules. They always had excuses or reason to why they are allowed to break the rules.
The animals thought that Animalism was going to be executed. However, the pigs were oppressive and dictators, and did not give the animals their
In Animal Farm, the animals’ ignorance allows them to be oppress by the pigs. The animals blindly followed the pigs’ rule, which was the type of rule they wanted to escape from in the first place. After taking control, eventually, the pigs move into the barnhouse. The animals “have seemed to remember that a resolution against this has been passed in early days, and again Squealer was able to convince them that this was not the case” (Orwell 41). To live in the farmhouse was against the rule before Napoleon takes over.
The other animals did not really care too much that the pigs were in control, as all the other animals really cared about was that the humans did not have the power and the control over them. Just like when the pigs started to change the “Seven Commandments” the other animals really were not that fussed. In “The Truman Show” Truman hated all the power and control over his life as all he wanted was to be free and to be able to go to Fiji. In “Animal Farm” they did not care all the much about the power and control whereas in “The Truman Show” Truman hated it and that is why he tried so hard to get out of his puny little town called
At first, the pigs work to get Mr. Jones off the land and they quarrel with him and his men when they waylaid them in the battle of Cowshed. Then they start conspiring with the neighboring farms and have men to make their deals for them. Suddenly, in the end Napoleon is walking on two feet along with the others and dressing like a man as he drinks with the humans and an amity is established. Honestly, this reversal did not take me by surprise at all, I was expecting nothing less from Napoleon. In conclusion, the story ‘Animal Farm’ is a extraordinary story about power and what it can do to a person or in this case an animal.
Napoleon ruled animal farm harshly and overworked the animals. Orwell described, “This work was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would have his rations reduced by half” (Orwell 59). The animal’s are given a choice in the sense that if they wanted to, they could have Sundays off. However, the brutal consequences the animals would face if they did not work forced the animals to listen to the pigs. The pigs, who are more intelligent, tricked the animals into thinking they have a choice when in reality they do not.
One of the themes of Animal Farm is that people’s ignorance can contribute to their social and political oppression. All the animals (except the pigs) were not very intelligent. They blindly went along with what the pigs had to say. Most were unable to read, and did not notice when a commandment was changed. They were proud to be part of the only animal-owned and animal-run farm in England, but did not realize that the pigs were leading them just as Mr. Jones had.
In Animal farm, Napoleon control the animals by restricting their education level. In the Animal farm, besides the pigs, most of the animals were uneducated. What will happen if everyone in the society stay uneducated? There will be no one that can possibly make a clear and distinct decision for themselves about what is right and what is wrong. If they allowed a ruler to have absolute control over their lives, then the ruler would probably become corrupt from this power.
Napoleon mislead and misinformed the animals, under his power. The animals had their own opinions and beliefs but weren’t educated enough to propose them. The farm came to know that “some animals are more equal than others”(134), their last state was as bad as their first. Napoleon formed an alliance with the human enemy to establish his personal dictatorship, the ruling of the pigs became more and more indistinguishable from their human neighbors. “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to tell which was which” (141) Orwell’s message again, is that history can repeat itself, we must be careful and prevent that from happening, or we could end up in same situation as before, like the animals
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.
After a pig named Old Major convinces the animals to rebel against Man, their primary problem, the animals take over Manor Farm. Although the other animals recognize the pigs as the intelligent, dominant leaders of the farm, the pigs quickly corrupt the ideals of Animalism to a dictatorship, which includes reduced rations, murders, and corruption. As the pigs distinguish themselves from the other animals and break the commandments, oppression and starvation seem to stare the working-class animals in their