The Use Of Language In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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In the novel Animal Farm, George Orwell shows the readers how language can used as effective weapon to control people.Orwell uses the animals in the Animal Farm to reflect the events that lead to Russian Revolution War in 1917. This book is about the animal’s life after rebellion and how totalitarianism was formed. The strong rhetorical skills and the manipulation of language in George Orwell’s Animal Farm grabs the attention of the readers very well and connects The Animal Farm starts when Old Major who is the oldest pig on the farm encourages other animals to rebel and take over the farm which is owned by Mr.Jones. Old Major points out many actions which Mr.Jones did without caring about the animals on the farm. After this inspirational…show more content…
The wise old Major who plays key role tries to use several strategies to convince the animals that he is right about his views about we have to change the Manor Farm to Animal Farm. Old Major goal was to persuade the animals for their rights.In the beginning of his lecture,he use many rhetorical strategies make his point strong.He said in his speech,”Nearly the whole of the produce of our labor is stolen from us by human beings. There, comrades, is the answer to all our problems. It is summed up in a single word – Man,”.Old Major wanted to convince the animals that humans are the reason for the suffering and they using them for their own benefits.Later in his speech, he states “ “Among us animals let there be perfect unity, perfect comradeship in the struggle. All men are enemies. All animals are friends”.Through this statement, he implies he want all the animals to come together and fulfill his dream of Animalism. Due to Old Major persuasive technique, he was successful in motivating the animals for their rights and it would have impossible without his rhetorical…show more content…
Squealer, one of the pigs on the farm uses logos and ethos to grabs his fellow animals attention. His skills helps the pigs live a royal life, while the other animals live a horrible life. While Squealer mostly utilizes ethical and logical appeals, there is always an underlying emotional appeal that gets the animals to listen to squealer. Squealers touches on logical appeal to tell the farm animals why the apples and milk were gone when other animals realised that Napoleon is stealing things from the farm. 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. The animals have no choice but to believe it because they are illiterate and they think Squealer knows everything. Also, to make his speech stronger he adds emotional appeal to his speech. He knows that the animals are afraid of Jones. He states that, “Do you know what would happen if we pigs failed in our duty? Jones would come back” (Orwell 36). He wants them to think that if they didn’t do their duty, Jones would come

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