In the end, Napoleon ends up with control of the farm and Snowball is never seen again. Power is a corrupting influence in Animal Farm and both Snowball and Napoleon’s way of leading are very different. Snowball is a “vivacious pig… quicker in speech and more inventive, but was not considered to have the same depth of character” (Orwell, 13). Snowball is a brilliant speaker who “won over the majority by his brilliant speeches” (43). Snowball is lively and friendly, and truly believes that all animals are equal.
It is soon decided that the pigs are the most intelligent, and shall be the "brainworkers". Among the pigs, two leaders emerge - Snowball and Napoleon. Problems arise when Snowball and Napoleon disagree on the plan to build a windmill on the farm. Snowball, a talented speaker, easily gains the support of most of the animals. But, unfortunately for him, Napoleon plays dirty and Snowball is chased away from the farm.
However, when Napoleon hears Snowball’s plans for power on the farm, he decides to have his now grown puppies chase Snowball off the farm. After Sno... ... middle of paper ... ...s off the farm, used euphemisms to make what the pigs where doing seem like it wasn’t such a bad thing. Even when he was caught In the act of changing the farm rules, he got away for it because of his superior way of persuasion. Just like the pigs in animal farm using persuasion, and manipulation, people also use these tricks to manipulate others in real life. Using “double speak” techniques can get you ahead, but at the cost of others (Lutz 27).
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.
Intelligent people can and sometimes use propaganda, lies, or deceit to get what they want. This is shown through the characters actions in Animal Farm. These actions are mostly apparent with the pigs, the leaders and head group of the animals on Animal Farm, because of their high intelligence over the rest of the animals. The first major sign of propaganda appears when the Pigs claim that they "need" all of the milk and apples for themselves in order to work most efficiently. The pigs declare that since they are the most intelligent and most crucial role in the unity of Animal Farm, they must consume all of the milk and apples themselves, for the better of the entire farm.
Throughout the story, the animals begin the trust the pigs more and more, allowing themselves to be told what to do and be taken in with blind devotion. The pigs act on their newly gained trust and by the end of the story are able to lie back on their laurels and run the farm from the comfort of Mr. Jones’ armchair. The rebellion fails due to the blindness of the animals, accepting each other as equal, but do not notice the pigs adding new rules to suit themselves, ‘no animal shall kill another animal without due cause.’ The executions in chapter seven show clearly the animals’ naivety towards the fast approaching leadership of the pigs. During the killings, the animals stand back and do not do a thing. Some animals, like Benjamin, suspect the overthrowing of the rebellion, but are afraid to do anything alone.
'; 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 shares many similarities with the way a leader came into power to succeed Lennin. Lennin's choice was Leon Trotsky, but Stalin, who is represented by Napoleon, uses tactful maneuvers to work his way into government and establish a totalitarian system. As the only leader, Napoleon quickly begins to abuse his power. Using his superior intelligence, he soon has the other animals doing all the farm work while he and the other pigs take on the roles of supervisors. The attitudes of the animals, especially Boxer, with his motto, "Napoleon is always right," are representative of the way people in a totalitarian state blindly follow their
Jones, a drunk farm owner. The animals the victoriously celebrated their victory on conquering Manor Farm the animals rename it Animal Farm as it is now theirs. They had decided to elect three pigs who were the smartest of the animals to become their new leaders. After a fairly successful first harvest Snowball, a caring pig who works to improve the farm, suggests that the animals build a windmill to help with the harvest, but comrade Napoleon is against this idea, so a debate takes place and the animals decide the concluding answer. “ ‘Comrades I trust that every animal here appreciates the sacrifice that Comrade Napoleon has made in taking this extra labor upon himself…’” -Squealer (Orwell 50).
Another way in which Snowball is similar to Trotsky is his role in the Battle of the Cowshed, where he organized the farms defenses and was the key to victory. Much like when Leon Trotsky organized the Red Army. Both Snowball and Trotsky were excellent public speakers and could win a crowds favor easily. ?Snowball was a more vivacious pig than Napoleon, quicker in speech and more inventive, but was not considered to have the same ... ... middle of paper ... ...ajor told to the common animals. 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.