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.
Even at a time when the only thing the animals can feel is despair, Boxer voices his continued loyalty to his leader, Napoleon, the pig behind this sickening act. He even says he’ll do more to improve the farm, and prevent a situation like this from happening again. With Boxer’s growing popularity, the reader finds that the supreme leader, Napoleon, feels threatened by Boxer. The animals obviously treat Napoleon like a king, because the animals
Scene 1—Summary (25-28): After Major dies three nights later, the animals, whereas unsure when the uprising will occur, spend their days planning the Rebellion in secret. Among the pigs who are considered the most intelligent, Snowball and Napoleon are the two leaders of the revolution. While Napoleon has a reputation for always getting what he wants despite not speaking much, Snowball is considered more eloquent and creative (25). A third pig that plays the assisting role, Squealer, is extremely articulate and persuasive, and others think of him as one who is able to “turn black into white” (26). These three pigs try to explicate the fundamentals of “Animalism,” an ideology that they develop from old Major’s teachings, to other animals through secret meetings held several nights a week (26).
Over the course of the book, Napoleon converts the farm into a place only benefiting the pigs, breaking the very beliefs it was started on. In Animal Farm, power was misused by the pigs using their intelligence to their advantage, mistreating the other animals, and changing the commandments. The pigs knew they were the smartest animals on the farm and they had no shame in using it to their benefit. This is especially true with Squealer, a persuasive pig who intentionally confuses the other animals. The pigs on the farm take all the milk and the best apples.
Moreover, the novel begins by describing Piggy as, “shorter than the fair boy and very fat”. Ironically, that fat boy is the one behind all of Ralph’s sensible decisions. He is an outcast because of his glasses yet that object is the reason why the boys got rescued even after Piggy died. The glasses represent fire and give Piggy the ability to notice the boys changing into tribal savages. Piggy speaks about responsibilities for survival, but he,
He portrays Squealer, the best known among them, as an eloquent pig who could persuade and convince anyone into believing anything. “He was a brilliant talker and when he was arguing for some difficult way of skipping from side to side and whisking his tail which was somehow very persuasive” (Orwell, 16). This quote shows just how compelling Squealer can be, continually leading the other animals on the farm to believe and trust the relentless, perpetual lies flowing out of his snout. The figurative language Orwell utilizes, stating “he could turn black into white” (Orwell, 16) to indicate and prove that Squealer is, in fact, proficient in and capable of planting ideas into the others’ heads using evasive language. Therefore, Squealer is connected to a purveyor of propaganda in Animal
When thinking about Animal Farm, one of the most prominent and main characters of the story is Napoleon. Napoleon is a pig and in their society, pigs are the most intelligent and are basically at the top of the ladder and the other animals often depended on their cleverness. As the story goes, “Sometimes the work was hard; the implements had been designed for human beings and not for animals, and it was a great drawback that no animal was able to use any tool that involved standing on his hind legs. But the pigs were so clever that they could think of a way round every difficulty” (Orwell 45). Out of all the pigs, Napoleon is particularly clever and opportunistic.
In this tragic novel. The power of love and comfort outweighs all moral principles and the willingness of the animals to follow blindly even when those they follow are corrupt. Napoleon, Squealer, the pigs and the dogs exert power and the other animals such as Boxer, Clover, Benjamin, Muriel, and the sheep are willing to follow blindly. The pigs had decided that the apples and the milk will be set aside for them. As the pigs were the brainworkers of the farm.
The pigs are the smartest animals so they take the lead. De farm becomes the Animal farm and there are new rules that they made up themselves. Things are going well at the animal farm. The farm has been attacked by humans a few times and two of the pigs are trying to get the power in their hands. Napoleon took a few puppy’s in his hands and when there became bigger conflicts between Napoleon and Snowball, Snowball is getting attacked by the dogs of Napoleon.