The animals are scared of Jones because he was not feeding them so they really don’t want him to come back. That is how Napoleon cast fear over the animals so he can stay in power. When Napoleon from Orwell's Animal Farm uses ideology, propaganda, and fear, he will stay in control for a very long time. When he is in control, the animal's don’t want to become the enemy because he has more power than them, so he will start to control all the
Trying to gain freedom on the farm, the animals obtain a leader, Napoleon, who is much more harsh and stern than the former farm owner, Mr. Jones, has ever been. Symbolizing a ruler from the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin, Napoleon brings the farm into a hole, they have a hard time getting out of. Napoleon kills various animals, and has also broken the Seven commandments the animals promise to abide by. In the beginning, the farm was run by Mr. Jones, who is later overpowered by the animals on the farm. To gain power, Napoleon starts to earn their trust by making it seem as if he is a trustworthy comrade.
When the animals learned that the pigs had been taking the milk and apples, Napoleon ordered Squealer to relieve the animals of their worries. He started yelling at the animals, “Do you know what would happen if we pigs failed in our duty? Jones would come back! Yes, Jones would come back!” (Orwell 36). Squealer’s main responsibility on the farm involves convincing the other animals that Napoleon is clearly the most qualified animal to act as their leader.
For the sake of the animal’s livelihood, Snowball should take the place of Napoleon and stay in the Animal Farm to govern the animals. First, Snowball should take the place of Napoleon for he appears more creative than Napoleon. He came up with many ideas that helped the farm. For example, he proposed to build a windmill. That gave
This is the main plot of the novel "Animal Farm" by George Orwell. How does a tyrannical leader such as Napoleon stay in power during such hard times? Napoleon manages to stay in control of the animals by using these three key methods scapegoating, brutality, and revisionism. Napoleon's scapegoating of a former animal on the farm helps
In the book, Napoleon uses dictatorship to order other animals, uses accuration, and give harsh punishment who block his way. George Orwell portrays Napoleon as Stalin in many similar ways. Just as some leaders use dictatorship to control political aspects, pigs also use dictatorship to control animals. Animal Farm uses characterization to suggest that although cruel leadership can be effective, it will lead to
As the Russian Revolution commenced in the early 1900’s, in which millions of people rebelled, several leaders sought power, with Joseph Stalin taking firm command. Similarly, Animal Farm, a novella written by George Orwell, allegorically represents the downfall of Marx’s manifesto of communism. On Animal Farm, the pigs distinguish themselves by immediately taking control and eventually changing the Commandments of Animalism to benefit only the pigs. Napoleon (Stalin) drives out his rival, a pig named Snowball, leaving him the opportunity to become an egoistic dictator. Manipulating a corrupt society, Squealer, Napoleon’s propagandist, uses rhetoric to control the animals’ rights and thoughts with clever words, in which Boxer's lack of intelligence leads to constant laborious work and later, his death.
Wouldn’t have the other animals at some point seen him becoming a dictator and stopped him? It is my belief that Napoleon gradually took power in small increments over a long period of time until he gained complete and total control over Animal Farm. First, the pigs started to take the milk and apples for themselves. Then they move into the farmhouse and start sleeping in the beds. Napoleon takes nine puppies and trains them to become his bodyguards and soldiers, enabling him to chase Snowball out, leaving him the sole leader of Animal Farm.
Orwell’s novella Animal Farm shows how power gets to one’s head through dishonesty. Squealer demonstrates this by tricking the animals into doing many things that they are unaware of doing themselves. He uses propaganda to help Napoleon because it will give him access to power, which he, too, desires. Squealer is able to use their stupidity against them and make them do unreasonable things. He also gives Napoleon more publicity than he deserves, which leads to him being elected as leader.
He sent his subordinate Squealer to explain why Napoleon done what he has done to the other animals. Squealer told it to be a masterful plan to get rid of Napoleon’s rival through what he called, “tactics, comrades, tactics!’ skipping around his tail with a merry laugh. The animals were not sure what the word meant, but Squealer spoke so persuasively, and the three dogs who happened to be with him growled so threateningly, that they accepted his explanation without further questions.” The inhabitants of the farm could not think for themselves as they physically incapable of doing so. What really makes knowledge and education as dangerous as it is on Animal Farm is the intelligence of the masses. If the masses were not as dependent on their leaders they would not have been taken advantage of, or at least to the extent the pigs got away with.