Squealer convinced everyone to obey Napoleon even if they don 't agree. He changes the rules so it will benefit the pigs. The animals in the story are being manipulated into working for Napoleon, Which benefits him. Orwell teaches teaches us that power and dictatorship will lead to corruption and
Often times in a communist society, a leader’s use of language can lead to abuse of power. In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, the farm leaders, the pigs, use unknown language, invoke scare tactics, and create specific laws, thereby enabling them to control other animals, to suit their greedy desires, and to perform actions outside their realm of power. Because of the pigs’ use of broad language, implementation of scare tactics, and creation and manipulation of laws, they are able to get away with avoiding laws and convincing other animals into believing untrue stories and lies that are beneficial to the pigs. Napoleon, Snowball, and Boxer, George Orwell’s main characters in his novel Animal Farm, illustrate how the misuse of power can lead to
His ideas were based on the equality of all animals and because of all these facts, Napoleon got rid of him by sending him from the farm and by telling lies about him to the other animals. Although Snowball seems like a better character compared to Napoleon, Orwell is careful not to portrait him as a hero. He is one
He whips the animals and treats them like slaves. Farmer Jones takes the resources from the animals like eggs, milk, and kills them if he wants to eat something. He is basically torturing the animals. As well with Napoleon, known as the terror of mankind after Mr. Jones is overthrown by the animals often Snowball takes place. Despite the fact that, Snowball is actually a good leader, he still acts like a dictator because of his way of controlling the animals.
Other examples lies are those told about Snowball after he fled the farm, such as when Squealer asked, “Did we not see for ourselves how he attempted — fortunately without success — to get us defeated and destroyed at the Battle of the Cowshed?” (page 79-80). Snowball had, in reality, fought valiantly at the Battle of the Cowshed and was a key part of the animals’ success. Throughout Animal Farm Napoleon continuously defamed Snowball while elevating his own image. By ruining Snowball’s reputation and erasing, or taking credit for, his contributions to the farm Napoleon controls the narrative in way that makes him seem like a hero and makes his former political rival into a evil traitor. This
This is due to believing that educated leaders are always right. This is very obvious in Animal farm as Napoleon, used Squealer, the master of manipulation as his mouthpiece to manoeuvre the farm animals. Snowball was blamed by Napoleon for every disaster happening in Animal Farm, from the destruction of the windmill to a broken window. The animals buy it as well since they could not read or write. For an example, Boxer always says ‘Comrade Napoleon is always right’ even when he is not.
Propaganda that alters the animals’ perspective is not lost on the reader. It is especially tragic irony because the animals are the underdogs of the novel and they undergo abuse without realizing it. The theme the novel hinted to is the danger of prejudice thinking. Napoleon, the leader of the supposed rebellion, uses fear and manipulation to change the way the animals’ view Snowball, a character whose intents are the closest to Old Major’s. Using flimsy accusations such as the collapse of the windmill, and ‘stolen’ items, Napoleon turns the population against him.
Napoleon in the novel is not a wise character. However, he occupies the leader’s position since he is intimidating and authoritative. In contrast, Snowball who is portrayed as the intelligent character, somehow gets expelled from the farm, because he was not as manipulative as Napoleon. To begin with, Orwell uses propaganda as one way of illustrating the theme of power. Napoleon and Squealer both utilize propaganda to brainwash and motivate the animals into following their orders, such as when Snowball teaches the sheep into chanting the slogan, “Four legs good, two legs bad!”(Orwell, page 34).
Immediately after banishing Snowball out of the farm, Napoleon began to make changes to guarantee him absolute power. Poor animals believed this was for their own good and accepted Napoleon as their only true leader. After Snowball and Napoleon started showing signs of their personal ideology, the difference between them became even more obvious. Napoleon is trying to grab all the power for himself and like all dictators, he understands that children are his best bet for indoctrination. Snowball, by contrast, believes in the Old Major’s idealism and he is mainly focused on making the life better by following Old Major’s doctrine.
Animal Farm George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm reveals the truth about the Soviet Union and Stalin’s totalitarian regime in the 20th century. In the novel some of the main characters are pigs named Napoleon, Snowball and Squealer. In addition to the pig some characters are Boxer, Clover, Benjamin, Mollie and Mr. Jones. The story takes place on Mr. Jones farm that they overruled because they wanted to have an independent rule. The pigs decide to make themselves the leaders and lie to many of the other animals that the pigs know best and make up reasons to prove how they are the best.