George Orwell wrote, “Man serves the interests of no creature except himself.” This quote is important because it explains the cause of the misery of a corrupted form of government, as well as depicting the context for the cause and creation of a dystopia. In Animal Farm by George Orwell, animalism was constituted after the animal revolution that overthrew Mr. Jones and ended his tyrannical rule. However, Napoleon gained power over Animal Farm and created a totalitarian rule. Napoleon used propaganda to maintain and expand his power. In “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, set in 2081, the Amendments made to the Constitution created a civil society where everyone was equal.
Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” Luther’s statement about ignorance being dangerous is a recurring idea in Animal Farm, written by George Orwell. In this allegorical story, Orwell uses the animals of Manor Farm to represent the corrupted leaders of the Russian Revolution, as well as the people who stood by and let it happen. Through his characters, Orwell attempts to expose the seriousness of the dangers presented by Stalin and other totalitarian leaders at the time and the need for people to think for themselves and oppose the tyranny. George Orwell uses Napoleon to take advantage of the other animal’s hardworking, albeit ignorant and naive attitudes to gain power and provoke fear and manipulate the farm animals, proving that, without followers, leaders have no power. In Animal Farm, Napoleon takes advantage of Boxer’s loyalty in order to motivate the animals to work more, and harder.
The issue that was trying to be made by George Orwell, who published the book Animal Farm was to illustrate the way Stalinism (governing and related policies) had given up the standards of the communist rebellion in the Soviet Union. Orwell called it as he saw it, and like other progressive intellectuals, was discouraged at Stalin, a person he portrays as Napoleon, the pig in the book. First, we are going to discuss who Boxer is in the book and what role he plays. Secondly, we are going to discuss why Napoleon feels so threatened by Boxer. Lastly, we are going to discuss how the betrayal of Boxer was the alternative peak of the book, if we consider the banishment of Snowball and the pig’s initial merging of power as the true climax of the book.
Animal Farm, a novella composed by George Orwell in 1945, is a metaphorical analysis on what turned out badly when Czarist Russia advanced into Communist Russia. A purposeful anecdote is an account that utilizations artistic gadgets to uncover concealed implications. When Orwell's book was distributed, Animal Farm wasn't exceptionally well known in light of the fact that Russia was really a partner toward the western world in the battle against Hitler amid World War II. Orwell himself wasn't generally totally hostile to socialist. He was really a communist who bolstered the conviction that industry ought to be controlled and claimed by the laborers for the benefit of everybody, not only the first class.
Boxer believed without work, where would he be? His rebellion, tricking the animals into believing that he was working for Napolean, is what he is using against him. This action helps Boxer escape and use trickery to his advantage. The symbolism used, helps sow readers how much he knows about what’s going on, on the farm. The novel uses symbolism to help the characters Napolean, Squealer, and Boxer’s buildup.
Propaganda is used in the book Animal Farm to convince the animals to believe certain ideals. Squealer makes the animals think a certain way, and thus, manipulates the animals. In much the same way, the modern world uses propaganda to achieve nearly, if not the same, goals. In modern times, propaganda is utilized to achieve three goals: to deceive people, to justify wars, and to destroy the credibility of a person or nation. In George Orwell’s book, Animal Farm, Squealer uses propaganda negatively to influence inhabitants of the farm, which is parallel to today with how propaganda deceives people, justifies war, and destroys credibility of a person or nation.
Animal Farm is a book about the Stalins and the way he had treated others. Orwell the author of Animal Farm wanted to let other people to understand what was happening to others without verifying who he was talking about. To do this he had to use animals to relate to humans. In the book Napoleon is like Stalin and Boxer is the hard workers that do not get much attention. In the book Animal Farm, the animals live and act like people in today's society.
“Animal Farm” by George Orwell, is a story to show how absolute power corrupts, just as Stalin’s power did during the Russian Revolution in 1917. In the allegory “Animal Farm” each character represents a political figure from the days around the Russian Revolution. For example, Joseph Stalin is represented by a pig named Napoleon, Squealer, another pig, represents Stalin’s propaganda department, and the dogs represent the Secret Police (KBG). Using the nine dogs that Napoleon raises (intimidation), Squealer (propaganda), and manipulation, Orwell illustrates how Napoleon was able to gain and maintain control of the farm. The nine dogs that stay by Napoleon at all times are useful for Napoleon to gain and maintain control of the farm because they scare the other animals, intimidating them so that they do not disobey Napoleon.
Satire is a technique demonstrated by writers to expose and criticize foolishness and corruption of an individual or a society. It is often presented by using humour, irony, exaggeration or ridicule. Although satire is meant to be funny, the main purpose is not primarily humour in itself but more on an attack on something which the author strongly disapproves, using the weapon of wit. The most direct use of satire in Animal Farm is through the use of animal characters as they symbolizes the Soviet Communism, particularly of the dictator Joseph Stalin and the critique of the common Russians. Through a humorous and effective animal allegory, Orwell directs his satiric attack on the events of the Russian Revolution and on the totalitarian regime.
In the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell characterization is necessary to build the allegory. Three characters symbolize the allegory. Napoleon represents Stalin, Boxer represents the proletarians, and snowball represents Trotsky. The symbolization of Boxer, Napoleon, and Snowball all incorporate the theme of good and bad leadership. One character that incorporates the theme of good and bad leadership is Boxer.