Their excuse for sleeping in beds was that the pigs need comfortable place in order to think clearly and serve the greater good of the farm. As squealer explain, it is important for pigs to sleep in comfortable beds because they need rest to do all the “brainwork” needed to run the Animal Farm. Later on, the pigs justify their actions by saying the rules are against sheets made by humans and not the beds.The pigs are acting like humans themselves and establishing themselves above other animals.They reminded everyone that they were the mastermind of the revolution that overthrew Mr. Jones. At first, it was that “All animals are equal,” but now it was clear that they were some that were more equal than others. This is an example of how people in power manipulate language to take control.
So to gain control, he and his fellow animals overthrew him and his farm. Once Napoleon was in control, he made some changes. He changed the rules to better suit the pigs and he appointed himself as the farm’s leader. But what methods does he use to remain in control? He uses propaganda, fear, and the principles of the animal’s ideology animalism to remain in control.
In the novel, Animal Farm, the pigs are substandard examples of good leaders because they are self-serving hypocrites. This is an allegorical story to what happened in the Russian Revolution. Napoleon, the main leader of the farm, represents Stalin, the leader of Russia in the revolution. They were both corrupt leaders that manipulated their own people. For example, Napoleon brainwash the animals into thinking he is always right.
“They will form an unalterable law by which all the animals on Animal Farm must for ever after”, stated by them (Orwell 42). Not only do they have a set of beliefs, yet they take the song “Beast of England” produce by Old Major, into a ritual practice after their planned meetings. The role of religion also take form by the tells of Moses the Raven. Moses “Claimed to know of the existence of a mysterious country called Sugarcandy Mountain, to which all animals went when they died”( Orwell 37). At first many animals don't
He was the reason Napoleon strived so much as squealer would persuade the animals to listen to napoleon. He was able to convince that the commandments were not broken by the pigs. An example of this was when the pigs moved to the farm house Muriel questioned that this action broke the 4th commandment 'No animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets 'but squealer was able to reword history and assure that the pigs were not breaking the commandment as they were not using bedsheets. Squealer was just like Vyacheslav Molotov who was a speech maker and Prauda editor he manipulated media like squealer manipulated commandments and used propaganda to maintain support. This was also used by Another point to add is Benjamin the old donkey was in fact more intelligent then pigs this
Animal Farm is a short novel about a rebellion of the animals against a farmer who is not a correct ruler in animals’ perspective. After the old major (an elder pig) convinces them that everyone must be equal, animals start to believe that human beings are horrible creatures because of farmer’s unequal farm which causes to start animals’ rebellion when they see the chance. After the win against, the farmer, Mr. Jones they change the farm’s name into Animal Farm and pigs become animals’ and use some authority to become superior to the other animals. Since the novel has been written, Animal Farm counted as a parody of the Soviet Union in the 20th century. Characters in the story can be compared to historical figures in Soviet Union’s history.
Animal Farm is about a group of animals that live on a farm and they are treated unfairly by their owner Mr. Jones so they rebel against him and start their own farm. As the story goes along the pigs start to take control and they act like the humans did and they start changing the rules that were made in the beginning. Animal Farm represents communism and the Russian Revolution. Each character represents a different person or idea during the Russian Revolution. In Animal Farm the author, George Orwell, illustrates how the pigs use propaganda by manipulating the animals using fear, logical fallacies, and bandwagon.
Document A state's “ Squealer...was sprawling beside it, and near at hand there lay a lantern, a paint-brush, and an overturned pot of white paint...None of the animals...except for old Benjamin...seemed to understand...” That quote means that Napoleon forced squealer to go change the commandments to benefit the pigs. The pigs think they are superior over the other animals even though the farm's motto is “Four legs good, two legs bad.” Napoleon wanted to keep superiority over the farm by using fear, propaganda, and Animalism to get his ways at the farm. Napoleon wanted to have complete power over the farm but the animals were catching onto what he was doing to the future of the farm so, they wanted to leave the farm then, Napoleon ended up destroying the farm and
Napoleon and Squealer use this tactic to confuse the animals. The confusion makes the animals reliant on the word of the pigs who are very corrupt in their ways. The author shows this confusion when, “They had thought the Fifth Commandment was ‘No animal shall drink alcohol,’ but there were two words added that they had forgotten. Actually the Commandment read: ‘No animal shall drink alcohol to excess.’” (Orwell 75). The pigs change the commandments in order to cause a confusion within the animals.