Language plays a very important role in the pig’s power. Due to the pigs being the smartest, language can be used to keep their power over the other animals. The pigs use their intelligence and language to manipulate the other animals on the farm. They would say “All animals are equal.”(11) but they know that they are superior due to their ability to manipulate the others through language. Squealer for example would use words that many animals would not understand to make the animals think being ruled by the pigs is a good thing.
This story Animal Farm by George Orwell is a novel about an animal revolution over an oppressive farmer. The irony in the story comes when the pigs turn into the very thing revolted against. They exhibit the same cruelty by treating the other animals the same or even worse than previous owners. This cycle of cruelty is shown in the Russian revolution by Joseph Stalin who is represented by Napoleon in the story. Cruelty in animal farm is shown by the human’s treatment of the animals, and the animal’s eventual treatment of each other and the ironic characteristics of the two.
'; It was however generally understood that the pigs were the cleverest of the animals, so the work of organising for the Rebellion fell naturally to them. Especially two pigs take over leadership: Napoleon and Snowball. The pigs developed Old Major’s teaching into a complete system of thought: Animalism. Rules of equality, formality, and hard work was proclaimed and encoded in The Seven Commandments - ';an unalterable law. '; The animals enthusiasm was expressed through a hymn, ';Beasts of England.
This is not fair to the rest of the animals, but the animals trust the pigs to know how to run things on the farm, so they accept this as a viable reason for their greediness. Later in the novel, Squealer claims that Napoleon is a suitable leader for animal farm, and explains that Snowball is a traitor. Squealer supports this idea by comparing Snowball to Napoleon. The animals were confused on why Snowball was chased off the farm. One of the animal... ... middle of paper ... ... to make mistakes.
Both Major and Marx died before there revolutions both, dreaming of a paradise on earth in which all men/animals are free, equal and can enjoy a sufficient standard of living. In Conclusion, Orwell?s reason for writing this novel, was to educate people about the atrocities being committed through his own experiences during the Russian revolution. Snowball, Napoleon and Old Major were made as pigs ? the smartest of barnyard animals? to show that even the strongest people can be corrupted by power.
Pigs' Role in Animal Farm by George Orwell At the start of the novel Orwell describes the pigs to be the "cleverest of the animals." This is clearly an advantage and so leads to the pigs taking over the farm. There is a sense of leadership very soon after Old Major's death as the three pigs, Snowball, Napoleon and Squealer arrange meetings with the other animals and already begin to give orders. "You do not need sugar," says Snowball. It is evident here that Snowball believes that he has power over the other animals already.
Using this example, the writer wants such perspective not to involve all humanity. Orwell describes how the society that was meant to be just was transformed into a tyranny. During all story, the author pays attention to the variety of reasons that lead to a tyranny, which also can be interpreted as a dictatorship. The tale begins with a cruel and greedy man, who was an owner of a Farm, and ends with humanizing pigs, who become the new owner. It is like a vicious circle, which stresses that society has not matured for such action, and they return to the beginning.
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They set up a commune under the control of the pigs soon afterwards. But the pigs abuse their power and the animals end up being no better off than they were under Farmer Jones. Animal Farm, a parody of the Russian Revolution, is Orwell’s attempt to inform others about a purveying truth regarding human nature- that power is, by its very nature, corrupting. This is why “history consists of a series of swindles where the masses are first lead into revolt… and enslaved all over again”. Old Major, representing both Marx and Lenin, is the catalyst for the revolution.
Years after, the farm evolves back into a dystopia and is renamed to its original name under the humans rule, Manor Farm. Thus, Orwell uses this story to argue that in a world where intellect is valued, animals such as the pigs use their intelligence to manipulate the other animals to gain complete control over the rest of the population, in order to benefit themselves in the end. Orwell introduces the idea that intelligence can often lead one into a position of power when the masses in a society are not educated. When Old Major calls a meeting of all the animals in the big barn and tells the animals must take charge of their destiny by overthrowing Man in a great Rebellion, the other animals prepare for the Rebellion under Snowball, Napoleon, and Squealer’s leadership. While meeting to discuss this issue, “the work of teaching and organizing the others fell naturally upon the pigs, who were generally recognized as being the cleverest of the animals” (11).