Theme Of Irony In Animal Farm

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“Beasts of England”, “Ode to Napoleon”, the sheep’s chants, revised anthem, “Animal Farm, Animal Farm” are among the most relevant songs mentioned in this allegory. All the animals at the farms sing these songs together at the same time and by commanding this, pigs evoke an atmosphere of grandeur and nobility. The animals on the farm feel satisfied when singing together because it brings them a sense of community, but the animals do not realise that the real purpose of the songs is to keep them focused on the tasks. THE USE OF IRONY AND SATIRE Orwell uses point of view in Animal Farm to create irony. The story is told from the naive point of view of the lower animals. The irony can be seen in many events. For example, when there's a crash…show more content…
For example, when Boxer, who has literally worked himself to death for the Farm, is carted off in a van to the "hospital," and Benjamin reads out "Horse Slaughterer" on the one side of the van. Some of the animals noticed this, and realised that Boxer has been sold and send to death. But when Squealer gives his fake explanation about the vet who didn't have time to paint over the slaughterer's old sign, the animals were enormously relieved to hear this. Later on, the pigs organised a banquet in Boxer's honour. The joy and song comming from the farmhouse proved that the pigs found some way to avquire the money to buy themselves another case of whisky. Since the animals were like blindfolded, no one made the connection between Boxer's being taken away and the pigs suddenly having more money. The contrast between what the animals believe, what the narrator actually is talking about, and what the reader knows to be the truth, fills one with an anger. (“Animal Farm: Animals Irony”) Animal Farm satirises the breakdown of political ideology and the misuse of power. The major players are animals but their failings are all recognisably human. They begin with an idealistic attempt to form a new society, liberated from the tyranny of humans and founded on the principle of equality and freedom for everyone, but it all goes wrong as the pigs take over. Backed up by the brute power of the dogs, they appropriate all manner…show more content…
While trying to get their freedom and create the perfect utopia, animals found themselves in a difficult situation. They managed to cast out Mr Jones, but another dictator came to the farm, but this time it was one of them. By creating animalism, the pigs used an illusion in order to satisfy their greed and lust for power. George Orwell is more interested in political psychology rather than with individual characters. The proof of this lies in the fact that he wrote an allegorical fable. In a fable, animals are meant to represent certain types of human beings not complex individuals. Some of the characters in the fable are group characters, without any individual name: "the sheep," "the
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