The Pigs' Intellectual Exploitation in Animal Farm

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The Pigs' Intellectual Exploitation in Animal Farm

An author often writes a novel as a warning to mankind. In Animal Farm, George Orwell creates a world of animals that allegorically represent man. The intelligent pigs take advantage of the uneducated lower animals and take control of the farm. By showing the steady increase of the pigs' intellectual exploitation of the lower animals, Orwell warns the reader of the importance of an education.

Immediately after the revolution, the pigs began their intellectual exploitation of the lower farm animals by telling them that the cows' milk would be mixed with apples for the benefit of the pigs' health. " ' It is for your sake that we drink that milk and eat those apples. Do you know what would happen if we pigs failed in our duty? Jones would come back'" (42). This statement dumbfounded the animals. The fact that apples and milk were being stolen was lost in the fear of the tyrant Jones returning. Their lack of intelligence keeps them from recognizing that the pigs are exploiting them, and they slowly begin to hand over their newly-won freedom to their new masters, the pigs. The next freedom the animals unknowingly give up is the freedom of choice.

As the debates persisted, Napoleon and Snowball began disagreeing more often. While one argued about new rebellions in far off places the other would argue about defending Animal Farm for their safety, but the animals themselves were to dumbfound to figure out who was telling the truth in their best interest. "The animals listened first to Napoleon, then to Snowball, and could not make uptheir minds which was right indeed, they always found themselves in agreement with the one who was speaking at the moment"(...

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...lectual increase in the exploitation of the animals started with little things such as the eating of the apples for the pigs' health. Then the animals couldn't make an informed decision, which led to their bad decision making. Next Squealer would constantly tell the animals of the great things that they accomplished now that the pigs had gotten rid of Jones. After that the pigs used the animals' lack of memory to their advantage by changing laws and telling the animals that the rules that were on the wall, had been there forever. At the end of the book, the pigs had completely manipulated the lower animals' memories by going against the original views on animalism and by wearing man's clothing and walking on two legs. George Orwell wrote this novel as a warning to man about what is going on in society today and he also warns about the importance of an education.
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