Shortly after, Napoleon takes the spot light and takes charge along with the other pigs. He argues that dishonesty becomes present within the environment and their ideas and their views are all different. In this story the animals send away the unkind humans out of the farm, and change the name of their home from Manor Farm to Animal Farm. George Orwell embodies the Russian corruption of communism into the pigs upon the farm. Mr. Jones was irresponsible to his animals by letting them starve, and very cruel by beating them with whips.
“History consists of a series of swindles where the masses are first lead into revolt by the promise of Utopia, and then, when they have done their job, enslaved all over again by their new masters”- George Orwell. Only one man has the insight and the genius to depict this. Only he understood that in the end, humans cannot defeat human nature, because it is inherit in themselves. In Animal Farm, the farm animals, fueled by Old Major’s speech, rebel against Farmer Jones. They set up a commune under the control of the pigs soon afterwards.
Animal Farm begins as a vision of Utopia, perfect society but ends as a nightmare who is to blame for the betrayal of revolution? Animalism was, in its truest sense, a dream conjured by Old Major. He could never achieve his vision of Utopia. Throughout the satire, the pigs visibly taint Old Major's concept of equality. It is obvious to the readers from the very beginning, that the pigs would become corrupt.
In the French revolution when the Reign of Terror started, and democracy failed to exists, Napoleon became emperor. Like his counterpart Napoleon (animal farm) was a totalitarian tyrant. This shows the human inclination to resort to class categorization, and division by socio-economic class, even in an ‘equal’ socialist society. All in all, the revolution started out on the wrong grounds, and a plan for an equal future never existed, causing the society to look for a scapegoat. Moreover the lack of motivation of the animals caused the leaders to look for an enemy in order to motivate them.
As a result, if the pigs are not allowed to do what they want, then Animal Farm will not prosper or function well. The effectiveness of propaganda is evident through the rise of a despotic and tyrannical government in Animal Farm. Used as a successful, manipulative tool in the story, Animal Farm depicts the dangers of propaganda to an ignorant and gullible society. Orwell’s story describes the actions that brought about the eventual collapse of an ideal utopian society. Orwell demonstrates the inhumanity and corruption of the Soviet system through the actions of Napoleon and Squealer.
Initially, farming goes well after the rebellion. However, one of the power-hungry pigs, Napoleon, begins to run a totalitarian dictatorship with an eloquent pig, Squealer, by his side. He also trains puppies, whom he takes from their parents, into vicious guard dogs and uses them to enforce his plans. One by one, the Seven Commandments are broken and altered by Napoleon, who gradually acts more and more human-like. Finally, only one rule remains on the barn wall, “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” (Orwell 133).
Napolean kicked Snowball by using Squaler, who represents the media. The media manipulates everyone into thinking someone is an enemy when truly it is their own government; Squaler does the same by lying to all the animals. Naopolean ordered the animals to construct a windmill which represents unnecessary government construction plans. Old Major represents the founding fathers who star... ... middle of paper ... ...ould start to question a lot of decisions the goverement makes. No one is that clueless to know anything about dictatorship, it is too common for someone to have no clue on it.
George Orwell rewrote the Russian Revolution as ‘Animal Farm’ to expose the ‘soviet myth’ as he called it. He saw the mindless zombie-like acceptance of everything Stalin did in the name of socialism as damaging to the entire theoretical concept of socialism. The author believed that there always was something fundamentally flawed with human nature, and successfully portrayed it in ‘Animal Farm’. Unfortunately, Orwell had trouble expressing his views as ‘Animal Farm’ was repeatedly rejected, one of which was a letter from T.S.Eliot that read, “We have no conviction that this the right point of view from which to criticise the political situation at the current time.” Although Orwell himself believed strongly in socialist society, he felt that the Soviet Union realized these ideals in a perverse form. Orwell shows the gradual disintegrations of the Seven Commandments as well as Squealer’s (Animal Farm’s equivalent of propaganda) elaborate justifications for the pigs’ blatantly unprincipled actions.
The animals on the farm overthrew the farmer who treated them unfairly, and they began their own government. As time went on the pigs made themselves rulers, the main pig in charge being Napoleon. Napoleon started to make the other farm animals do all the work while he relaxed and ordered others around. He trained the dogs to punish those who did not follow the rules of the farm, the main punishment being death. All the animals were under strict guidelines and had lost their freedom on their way to finding it again.