As this story shows, propaganda can enable governments to bend people to any purpose. By spreading positive messages about Napoleon, persuading the animals that Snowball is an enemy, and convincing the animals that they can’t survive without the pigs, propaganda helped give rise to a vindictive and selfish totalitarian government. By first using propaganda to persuade the animals that Snowball was an enemy, Napoleon’s rise to power began. Snowball was Napoleon’s only real threat to assuming leadership. In the story, the two pigs always disagreed with each other.
The pigs force the other animals to labour endlessly while they lead lives of luxury. Their oppression culminates at the modification of the final commandment to “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others” (p.85). Despite Old Major’s dream of liberation and equality for all animals, democracy fails to materialise at Animal Farm. Here, Orwell’s text suggests that communism often becomes corrupt and violates the principles that founded it, leading readers to view communism negatively. This is reinforced when Orwell draws parallels between the corruption of Animal Farm and the corruption of the ideals of the Russian Revolution.
“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.
The pigs are extremely similar to Joseph Stalin and his success with manipulating taking on the roll of a leader to his people. Just as Stalin did in Russia, through their use of propaganda, the pigs gain power by manipulating the lower level animals through their use of simplicity and repetition, lying, and gaining trust. In Animal Farm, the pigs relate and connect to Joseph Stalin and the Russian Revolution because they both had power and gained leadership through agitprop technics (Stults). “How easily totalitarian propaganda can control the opinion of enlightened people.” -George Orwell. This famous piece of literature, Animal Farm, was written by George Orwell himself around 1917 to 1945 after WWII because peasant farmers wanted to have a better life in general.
Both Napoleon and Stalin became a dictator and stopped any resistance to their power through the use of propaganda (Stults). Old Major, a respec... ... middle of paper ... ...als, they can do whatever they please. Due to the lack of intelligence the animals posses, the pigs use bad logic to control the animals through twisting and manipulating facts. Because the animals are uneducated and do not think for themselves, they allow the pigs to manipulate them through propaganda, which eventually leads to the downfall of the farm. Had the animals not been so ignorant and more aware of what was taking place, they could have stopped the pigs from having paramount power.
The reader is made to feel contempt for... ... middle of paper ... ...is is one of the best illustration on how Orwell muplities Napoleon action to make the reader feel hatred to him. Animal Farm is regarded as a successful blend of political satire and animal fable. In the novella the character Napoleon is startized as Stalin who led russia into a state corruptions and instability. George Orwell illustrates Napoleon has a egoistic dictator who is willing to sacrifice others life for money and power. Through out the novella Orwell has used many great techniques like word choice and hyperbole to make the reader feel contempt for the character.Orwell has carefully calculated which character Napoleon should interact with and how it can used to make the reader feel hatred and disdain to him.
Animal Farm: A Communist Manifesto George Orwell's novel Animal Farm is subtitled "a Fairy Story", a label that may make the book seem innocent and appropriate for children and classroom settings. However, the title is misleading. Animal Farm is a work of Communist propaganda. It outlines and even encourages the overthrow of the government, and explains how to set up and maintain a communist state. It portrays government as corrupt and the public as stupid and easily manipulated.
After a speech from Old Major (an old pig, which stated Man was evil and in the future all animals would be free), the animals start a Revolution on Manor Farm. They overthrow the owner; Mr. Jones (represents the Tsar). The animals set up a list of commandments, with the general rule of "All animals are equal." At first, all animals are equal, but soon the different species and classes become disproportionate, and quickly afterwards the commandment changed to "All animals are equal but some are more equal than others." The book describes the changes that can happen in a society due to the corruption of power when everybody should be equal.
Animal Farm The novel, Animal Farm, was written by George Orwell andwas published in 1946. The story is about a farm in England around the time of the Russian revolution. The animals on Manor Farm are irritated with the way they are being treated, so they start a revolution. The pigs,who were the smartest animals on the farm, took controlof the farm while the other animals worked. Throughout the novel the pigs lie to the other animals and change the rules, of the farm to accommodate themselves.George Orwell's real name was Eric Blair.
“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again: it was impossible to say which was which.” This example of how human nature is exercised by authority figures is emphasised totally throughout the novel. Through the employment of crafty allegory and political satire, George Orwell has created the character Napoleon as a illustration of not only Joseph Stalin of the Russian Revolution but the political tyrants through human history and the way those figures misuse authority. Reading this novel and finishing this analysis has given me a deeper understanding of the novel and also the true story behind it. “ Animal farm is a fairy, it is an allegory of human behaviour, it has all the power of a myth and it is a political satire on totalitarianism. “