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. Having only one point of view can make it so that people only have it their way which is what happens on the farm. Animal Farm connects to the Soviet Union because when Stalin took over he lied to many of the people so he could get into power. The pigs leadership proves how a corrupt system of government can turn bad if the citizens don’t know any better. An example of the corrupt system is when the pigs take advantage by lying to the animals who don’t completely understand the system.
In the story Animal Farm the animals are mistreated by the pigs. The animals get limited freedom and limited access to food. Due to the strict dystopian society, the animals obey all commandments made from the authority figures. In the story Animal Farm by George Orwell the high class authority figures tend to misuse their power by treating the animals brutally in favor for needs. The three ways they show this are: by not following the commandments they made, by threatening the animals and reducing food, and by taking credit on the windmill.
Class Distinction: The differentiation of one social class from another; a point of differentiation between social classes, as a characteristic attitude, behavior, etc. In George Orwell’s Animal Farm , Orwell gives us greedy and manipulative pigs that represent government officials throughout time. As always the hard working animals put a fair amount of trust in the pigs to lead them; and this is because of their gullibility and lack of intelligence. The pigs use this to instate a hierarchy that leaves them at the top. Class distinction is the most effective mode of persuasion because when the pigs believe their authority is being questioned, the pigs reinstate the hierarchy by convincing the working animals that their job is immensely harder.
Pigs are remarkably some of the smartest creatures in the world, however that doesn’t mean that they should be in charge of it. In the novel, Animal Farm, written by George Orwell, farm animals rebel against their farmer, Mr. Jones, because they want to live a better, free life. The farm is then controlled by the pigs who in the beginning have good intentions for the farm, but by the end of the novel the conditions are worse than when Jones was running it. The pigs are the most intelligent of the farm animals, therefore they decide to run the farm. Intelligence should not be the only qualification for leadership; a leader should be trustworthy, equitable, and courageous.
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.
Propaganda is usually some type of misleading information that is used to promote a certain political view or idea. One crucial part of the propaganda is when the pigs trained the sheep to bleat “Four legs good, two legs bad!” (34 Orwell) at moments when the animals were uneasy about the rules that the pigs were creating. For example, when Napoleon announced that they would begin to engage in trade with other farms
Napoleon’s cruelty also accounts of the accuracy of this portrayal. Throughout the book, Napoleon works the animals until they’re exhausted and hungry. He fools them into thinking that everything was fine on the farm and that they were prospering. Only the pigs were benefiting from the efforts of the others. Napoleon shows no regard for the animals that work hard to make the farm prosper.
The symbol in this is the “communism” that is supposed to happen. The animals are supposed to get more food, work less, and have a more relaxing time. But really Napoleon has all the power and controls all the “communism” that really is not communism. The pigs and dogs are the smartest, and more favorite animals in the farm. Napoleon does not run a very communist farm, but Orwell does a great job showing how the animals are fooled by Napoleon.
We see that he uses violence, when the people that aware of the situation, want a better life for themselves and for the community, so he feels that he has no other choice but to torture them so they can shut their mouths. When Napoleon starts to interact with Snowball in their speeches, you notice that he has a very strong opinion against Snowball, who wants to help society. Snowball tries to make the seven commandments and sayings such as “Four legs good, two legs bad,” but Napoleon goes against him and also trains the puppies by himself. Instead of going with Snowball in order to help the community, he ignores what Snowball says
In Animal Farm Napoleon and Snowball were the original leaders of the farm but after Snowball disagrees with Napoleon, he is immediately sent away and portrayed as an awful traitor who had been scheming a plan the whole time. This kind of unstable government is not a place that I would want to live in. The way he treated the other animals and shut down any suspicions of his actual plan was cruel and abusive of his power. Another reason I would not like to live in a utopia like the one in Animal Farm is that it seems like it would be very aggravating to see other animals say they support him one-hundred percent and being overall disappointed in my surroundings. While yes I would be an animal if I lived in this utopia I would probably be just as clueless as the other animals on the farm.