The Power of Time: Animal Farm by George Orwell

analytical Essay
628 words
628 words

The Power of Time In George Orwell’s Animal Farm farm animals drive their cruel owner out to have independence. After this rebellion, the pigs being naturally smart take the role as leaders. The pigs are able to keep their rule because they take advantage of the animals’ horrible memory and lie about the past in order to benefit themselves and sustain a better rule for the future. The pigs are taking advantage of the animals’ inability to comprehend what is going on to make it seem like Napoleon was planning the exile of Snowball. When Snowball and Napoleon are debating whether or not to build the windmill, Napoleon scares Snowball away and takes control. After Snowball was exiled over the argument about the windmill “Squealer explained privately to the other animals that Napoleon had never in reality been opposed to the windmill…the plan which Snowball had drawn on the floor…had actually been stolen from among Napoleon’s papers.”That, he said, was Comrade Napoleon’s cunning. He had SEEMED to oppose the windmill, simply as a manoeuvre to get rid of Snowball, who was a d...

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how the pigs in george orwell's animal farm take advantage of the animals' horrible memory to benefit themselves and sustain a better rule for the future.
  • Analyzes how squealer explained privately that napoleon had never in reality been opposed to the windmill, simply as a manoeuvre to get rid of snowball.
  • Analyzes how the pigs manipulate the past to benefit themselves and make it seem like napoleon was right all along and carefully planning the exile of snowball.
  • Analyzes how napoleon had to convince snowball that he was the criminal behind the fall of the windmill.
  • Opines that snowball's rebellion was caused by his vanity and ambition, but the real reason was that he was in league with jones from the very start.
  • Analyzes how napoleon relieves himself from taking the blame by giving the word about the discovery of documents which can be counted as materialistic.
  • Explains how napoleon used to maintain his power by taking advantage of younger generations. this method molds the generation into the one who takes initiative of eying the younger generation.
  • Narrates how napoleon took the puppies away from their mothers and reared them privately. though not yet full-grown, they were huge dogs.
  • Explains that napoleon raised the dogs as puppies to use them in the present-future. by the time they were mature, napoleon had started using them as a fear factor pushing napoleon to the top of animal farm's society.
  • Analyzes how the pigs manipulated the past to change the animals' minds. they don't complain or rebel because they have nothing to compare their current lives.
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