Squealer explains to the animals "that Snowball had neverÂ—as many of them had believed hitherto—received the order of 'Animal Hero, First Class'." God and Religion In the novel religion is represented by Moses, the tame raven. The clergy is presented as a privileged class tolerated by those in power because of their... ... middle of paper ... ...d the commandment, however, it is discovered that it reads, "No animal shall kill any other animal without cause." "Somehow or other," the narrator comments, "the last two words had slipped out of the animals' memory." Similarly, when the pigs get into a case of whiskey and get drunk, Muriel looks up at the barn wall where the Seven Commandments had been written and sees that the Fifth Commandment reads, "No animal shall drink alcohol to excess."
Later the animals figure that the milk and apples are all just reserved for the pigs alone. This is the beginning of the deceivement from the pigs. We come to a part in this selection about a windmill being built for the Animal Farm. Snowball agrees and Napoleon doesn’t. All the animals have mixed views on the windmill as it would bring a shortage of food.
The bad thing, however, is when people are deceived by their own government and led to believe the lie. Ruling class detaches itself from the others. They believe they are unique in their abilities and knowledge, and that common people should be grateful to have such great leaders, as they are sacrificing their own time and effort to make their lives easier. “There was, as Squealer was never tired of explaining, endless work in the supervision and organization of the farm. Much of this work was of a kind that the other animals were too ignorant to understand“(Orwell, 121-122).
He aims to convey that despite the need for improvement, the structure of a society will remain the same if the change is not fundamental. The requirement of leadership and the inevitability of social structure within a society lead to the failure of revolutions in which evolves in a cycle. “One leader, one people, signifies one master and millions of slaves.” George Orwell’s animal farm depicts a cycle of leadership and dictatorship. Despite the change leaders, the revolution results in the same outcomes with the presence of a leader. The leaders “consume without producing” (P.4, Orwell), all common animals “have no better fate”(P.5, Orwell) and not one common animal own more than their own rations and a stall.
Snowball is injured by Mr. Jones gun, but is still alive, he is proud of all of the animals but finds Mollie cowering in her stall. In chapter five, I start to see the political side that is side to accompany this book, this is because it is like Snowball and Napoleon are running as candidates and trying to win the vote of the other animals. They both can’t agree on anything at this point, the main points that they talk about are Snowball wants to build a windmill to produce energy and Napoleon wants to focus on food production, the animals are divided about which one they want to lead them. When Snowball finally finishes his proposal he shows it to the other animals and wins their vote, but Napoleon has other plans, he brings in nine enormous dogs to chase Snowball off, he escapes through a hedge. Napoleon is now the leader of the farm and starts to propose his own ideas, but does reveal that he wants the windmill to be built, he tells the animals that Snowball stole the idea from him.
Unlike Snowball, Napoleon is more concerned about his own personal power and becoming a tyrant, instead of the revolution against Mr. Jones. Through manipulation and fear, Napoleon is successful in turning Manor Farm into a society ruled by a totalitarian government. In contrast, Snowball is a more an intelligent and creative pig. In comparison to Napoleon, Snowball has less tyrannical tendencies which makes him have less individual power, but because he values the revolution more than his own power, he plays a strong role in taking over Manor Farm. There is no animal apart from the pigs that can understand the truth because they are illiterate.
This means that culture should attempt to be the greatest and to provide knowledge to improve humankind by targeting the “inward condition of the mind and spirit” (REFERENCE). He believed that the social function of culture was to police the working class, or as he called them, the ‘Populace’, as these were the ones causing complications. He saw the habits of the working class masses to not have any worth, as they posed a threat to the stability of society and created a social disorder, due to the lack of spiritual leadership. This is why he saw education and encouragement of culture for the masses as a moral and spiritual guide, which needed to be led by an educated intelligentsia who would look after and promote high culture. This in turn would have been needed to be accessible to the masses (such as in schools) so that growth in society would be achievable.
In his book Brave New World Huxley writes ¨ One b... ... middle of paper ... ...also provides strict social castes, castes in which a person has no opportunity to gain or lose self worth. This government restriction indirectly inhibits the right of free will causing a major difference between the two societies being compared. The argument between people who feel that our society is becoming like that of the World State and those who feel that it is not will continue to grow. Although our worlds may have some loosely related similarities there are many more definite differences that set the societies apart. Regardless of how today’s technological advances affect the simplicity of living the human race will remain awareness and knowledge of the truth that surrounds us.
He also enlists the services of Squealer, a pig with the ability to persuade the other animals that the pigs are always moral and correct in their decisions. Later that fall, Jones and his men return to Animal Farm and attempt to retake it. Thanks to the tactics of Snowball, the animals defeat Jones in what thereafter becomes known as The Battle of the Cowshed. Winter arrives, and Mollie, a vain horse concerned only with ribbons and sugar, is lured off the farm by another human. Snowball begins drawing plans for a windmill, which will provide electricity and thereby give the animals more leisure time, but Napoleon vehemently opposes such a plan on the grounds that building the windmill will allow them less time for producing food.
However, he was a good speaker and could easily gain the animals support with his speeches alone. So, Napoleon trained the sheep to break into their favorite slogan of ' four legs good, two legs bad' at vital parts of Snowball's speeches making hard to convey his points to them. Because of this, Snowball would not gain much support which was exactly what Napoleon wanted. All Napoleon had to do was to put down the idea to gain support as the animals would have not been convinced by Snowball if they could not have listened to him. Napoleon gained complete power through the exiling of Snowball.