By bringing up the intelligence of the pigs versus the other animals, the animals could not say no or protest because they know they are not as smart as the pigs. This persuasive method was very effective for the pigs to keep their power because they made the animals think that by having them rule, they are free and everything is for their benefit. Language was used to manipulate the animals for a certain end. The pigs in the end became like the people which was what they manipulated the animals for. The pigs completely changed through the book.
You do not imagine, I hope, that we pigs are doing this in selfishness and privilege?” (Orwell 42). He then goes on to say “Milk and apples contain substances absolutely necessary to the wellbeing of a pig. We pigs are brain workers, the organization of the farm totally depends on us” (Orwell 42). Saying the pigs are taking the apples and milk in the good of the other animals is one good example of his manipulative ways because, he then says that Jones will come back if they don’t let the pigs have the apples and the milk. Immediately after Squealer says that Jones will come back, it makes all the animals want to give the extras to the pigs.
(pg.52) Squealer is trying to convince the animals that the milk and apples are essential to the overall stableness of the farm. However, in reality, it is obvious that the pigs only want the milk and apples to themselves for their own benefit. Squealer corners the other animals into a situation where they cannot challenge the idea by proclaiming that farmer Jones would come back to the farm. This frightens the other animals and makes them vulnerab... ... middle of paper ... ...nd excellent speaker and motivator to trick the other animals into getting what he wants. Since Napoleon lacks the strong, conjuring voice that Squealer displays, Squealer eventually ends up giving all of the speeches at the Animal Farm meetings.
It is for your sake that we drink that milk and eat those apples” (Orwell 31). This quote is an example of ethos, because it shows that the pigs are looking out for the other animals. This shows that the pigs have credible reason to have the milk and apples. It is not really true that the pigs need all of the milk to themselves, so Squealer is using his speaking skills to his advantage, so that he and all of the other pigs are able to enjoy all of the milk. This is not fair to the rest of the animals, but the animals trust the pigs to know how to run things on the farm, so they accept this as a viable reason for their greediness.
It is evident here that Snowball believes that he has power over the other animals already. Further on during the second chapter Snowball and Napoleon send for a ladder, proving that they think they can use the animals to do jobs and progresses more in chapter 3 when they believe that they can direct and supervise the other animals and not actually do the work themselves. In chapter two Napoleon says, "Comrade Napoleon will lead the way." Using the word "lead" shows that the pigs think of themselves as more than just teachers and even have their own headquarters soon after. It is clear to us that the pigs are using their intelligence to trick the other animals and play mind games with them.
Squealer uses propaganda such as rhetorical questions, lies and threats to convince the animals to believe the pigs. Unfortunately for the animals, they are easily led. If it were not for their blind devotion, trust and naivety, they could easily see how the pigs gradually gained power. The pigs also use the dogs as force to keep the animals ‘in line’, discouraging them from trying to rebel. ‘United we stand’ would have worked well for the animals in this case.
Even though Squealer says he does not like apples and milk he is later in the book said to be eating the apples. Also, Squealer says that the apples and milk are needed in their diets to watch over the animals welfare and that it’s for the animals sake the pigs eat these items. Squealer then says to the animals that if the pigs fail in their duty, Jones will come back. Since all the animals are afraid of Jones coming back, there only option to avoid this is to give the pigs all the milk and apples, which the animals agre... ... middle of paper ... ...aid he was taking the puppies for special education. Napoleon actually was taking the puppies for special training not teaching them how to read or write but how to defend Napoleon.
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.
He says that the pigs are just trying to help the animals, not to harm them. He says that, “Milk and apples contain substances absolutely necessary to the well-being of a pig. We pigs are brainworkers” (Orwell 35&36). He tries to convince them by telling them that although pigs hate drinking milk and eating apples, it’s to help the farm animals, not for the pigs themselves. He uses a logical technique by saying that even the science has proved it.
They start to act like humans and even start to stand like them. The pigs do not even look at the rules of animalism anymore and they are basically humans. That was the reason why they revolted and in the end you cannot even tell the difference between the animals rule and the humans rule Totalitarianism is shown because the animals’ food is being taken, their thoughts are being controlled, and they are being cruelly treated by the pigs. The occasion where the pigs... ... middle of paper ... ... name and it was always meant to be that. This should have been the last straw for the animals because seeing your leader changing your farm name because he wants to act like a human should have been when they revolted.