There is a common expression that says men are pigs, and in Animal Farm, Orwell shows us how pigs turn into men. For example, “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 say which was which” (Orwell p. 141). Orwell portrays the pigs as leaders that control the animals into believing that what they as pigs are doing is right which leads to corruption. So people’s ignorance contributes to social oppression in that quote from Orwell. Administration is to utilise someone in a skillful way.
To live in the farmhouse was against the rule before Napoleon takes over. Squealer, who is the convincing pig, manages to convince them that they were able to live in the farmhouse because it was never against the rules before. The animals believe Squealer because he was one of the pigs with superior knowledge. Later in Animal Farm, Clover could not read the Fourth Commandment and fetched Muriel, who couldn’t read well: “ ‘It says, no animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets’, she announced finally. Curiously enough, Clover had not remembered that the Fourth Commandment mentioned sheets; but as it was there on the wall, it must have done
On the contrary, the story takes a turn as the pigs and dogs become inferior to the rest of the animals. In the beginning of the story, Napoleon states that Jones’s and Snowball’s leadership in unworthy. Yet Napoleon does the same things and worse. Likewise, Napoleon makes the other animals do all the work, he
The first technique, satire, is displayed throughout the book. This makes the argument even more interesting. The satirical element is shown through the use of mockery towards the working class and the ruling class. One instance of mockery on the working class is conveyed when the most loyal and hard working animal, Boxer the horse, had collapsed and was immediately sent to the slaughterhouse. The animals had seen Boxer being sent to a van that clearly stated “Alfred Sims Slaughter house,” however, the pigs responded by telling the animals that Boxer was being sent to a surgeon, and that the surgeon had forgotten to paint the van once he had bought it.
The pigs are very greedy and selfish. As the story went on, they took advantage of those around them and destroyed anyone trying to stop them. Such as, the milk and apple incident. They told the rest of the animals that only the pigs could have them because they are the “brain workers”. I believe that the rest of the farm animals should have revolted
In both of these texts written by Orwell, the language can be manipulated as an instrument of control. After Old Major dies the pigs take the meanings of his words toward the rebellion and twist them to fit their behavior and ensure that they’re better than the other animals on the farm. The abuse of language is shown when the pigs changed the seven commandments of animalism to benefit themselves. Some examples of the changed commandments are “No animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets. No animal shall drink alcohol to excess.
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.
“Once you can express yourself, you can tell the world what you want from it, All the changes in the world, for good or evil, were first brought about”-Jackie Kennedy Onassis. In animal farm Napoleon expresses himself by mainly coming up with most of the rules and didn't really follow the rules of the 7 commandments. Napoleon did it for the health of the pigs. Leaders can gain power by intimidation and persuasion. In animal farm napoleon gained power through intimidation.
Napolean is one of the main characters of the novel. He represents the powerful Russian leader, Joseph Stalin, the ‘’center of attention,’’ during this time period. Orwell uses symbolism to portray how well power is developed for this character. ‘’Napolean was a ‘rather fierce looking Berkshire boar,’ and appearance gives more credibility to power sometimes more than action. He begins to really show power by taking the piglets to the loft, ‘’as soon as they were weaned.. to keep them in such seclusion that the rest of the farm forgot their existence,’’ (Orwell 35).
Thesis Statement: Dictators Create decisions for what can be said and done. The animals in the novel Animal Farm had created a set of commandments that all the animals had to follow, then one day the group Napoleon and the other pigs broke the fourth commandment by sleeping in beds, the Animals on the farm read the commandment and it decreed “No animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets” (Orwell 67). The quote supports the thesis for the reason that Napoleon has changed the rules so that he is not breaking them, so that the other animals will not be tempted to confiscate Napoleon's power.The statement supports the quote because Napoleon decision to change the fourth commandment. Napoleon changes the fourth commandment without the vote of the other animals which leaves the animals no choice but to go along with the change for the reason that the animals have been brain washed. The way that the animals were brainwashed was that Napoleon convinced the animals that they too sleep in beds.