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.
Propaganda empowers those in control to manipulate the uneducated into believing farcical facts and doing ridiculous actions. It communicates false information to people in a sly manner (“Reporting”). George Orwell’s Animal Farm focuses on the various forms of manipulation the lower class animals suffer a result of the pigs’ quest for power. Also an allegory of the Russian Revolution, Animal Farm resembles the events and actions surrounding Soviet leaders who rose to power, specifically Stalin and Lenin. The novella incorporates Communist agitprop as well as class conflict among the animal version of the intelligentsia, bourgeoisie, and proletariat classes. Similar to how Stalin seized power in the Soviet Union, the pigs gain control, uphold power, and manipulate the animals on Animal Farm through their use of gaining trust, distortion and concealment, and bad logic.
Propaganda is the spreading of ideas either rumors or facts, using media such as television or newspapers, for the purpose of influencing the public's opinion of an individual or institution. Propaganda is used heavily in the novel Animal Farm, by George Orwell. The novel is an allegorical story with both a literal meaning, animals overthrowing an abusive farmer and then, the farm descends into a tyrannical state, as well as symbolic meaning of the Russian Revolution. The leader of Russia after the Russian Revolution, Joseph Stalin, constantly used propaganda to influence and control his citizens. Napoleon, the leader of animal farm used Squealer to create propaganda as a means of controlling and having power over the animals on the farm. In George Orwell's novel, Animal Farm, the idea that those who controlled the means of communication have the power to create the truth is evident when Squealer convinces the animals to give up their voting rights, when he justifies Snowball’s exile, and when he falsifies statistics to make the animals believe conditions on the farm are better than they appear.
Imagine that you were an animal 's or society, citizen living under Napoleon or Stalin rule and the fear that your life can be taken always from you at any time. In the novel of Animal Farm, George Orwell he wanted to show how a novel is an allegory of the situation in Russia during the communist years and a satire of the political situation at that time between Napoleon and Stalin. Where Orwell chose to create his character that would represent the common people of Russia at the time of the Revolution. Animal Farm is a social and political fable or allegory about the influences of all the animals and getting ride of his partner however, how he used his power for greatest good or absolute evil.
Author, George Orwell published his novel, Animal Farm in the mid 1940’s. it is a dark, “Fairy story”, describing an imaginary society of animals living in a farm, under miserable conditions, being treated badly by the farm’s owners, Mr & Mrs Jones. Their rebellion under its rule and the creation of a new system of living leading to that new systems’ eventual decline. Whilst this fable is based on Orwell’s view of political systems of a totalitarian nature at the time, in particular communism, it is equally indicative of many other political systems that seek to control its population and not allowing individual freedom under its authority.
Propaganda is used to make people think or believe something that might actually not be true. It is when information of a biased or misleading nature is used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view (dictionary). In the book Animal Farm, by George Orwell, the animals revolt against the human farm owner and take over with the leaders of the higher class animals, the pigs. Orwell wrote Animal Farm to represent and symbolize Russia and the Soviet Union under Communist Party rule. 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.
George Orwell’s Animal Farm is a story of pure propaganda. Propaganda is a recurring theme and technique seen and used by characters in the book, as well as the author. Animal Farm is an allegory that focuses on the communist revolution in Russia. Being an allegory, events in the book accurately depict actual events in history that actually relate to propaganda.
Animal Farm satirizes the Russian revolution and magnifies the flaws of communism and totalitarianism in the composition of a fairy tale. The book “Animal Farm,” was published in 1945, by George Orwell. Orwell writes to show the result of all people being equal…”but some are more equal than others.” Through a third person perspective Orwell clearly depicts the naïve loyalty of the individuals to the leaders, and the deceptive manipulation by the leading positions. Orwell puts communism and totalitarianism under a microscope and exposes the realistic outcomes these society’s produce, while satirizing with a fairy-tale story of talking animals and tyrannical pigs.
George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” is a political allegory based off the Russian Revolution of 1917, where the author explores the cruel dictatorship of Napoleon, and his comrade Snowballs views on Animalism. The value that both Snowball, and Napoleon share is mainly the factor of pig’s superiority, however, there are attributes they both contrast in; Snowballs goal to create egalitarian communism while Napoleon is in favor of gaining power over the animals.
George Orwell’s Animal Farm is an allegory rewriting the history of the Russian Revolution in 1917. This descriptive tale explains the links between different animal characters and what continues after the dethrone of Russian Tsar Nicholas II. Animals then throughout the book comprehend how there are consequences when ones power is misconducted.