The other animals are powerless beneath him. This shows that Napoleon is power hungry by stating “the puppies wagged their tails to him in the same way that the other dogs had done to Mr Jones.” This indicates that Napoleon has raised the puppies to be his secret weapon and to do all the appalling deeds that Napoleon; himself
Squealer Manipulative Ways Animal Farm, written by George Orwell is an allegory reflecting the horrifying effects of a totalitarian government. One of Orwell’s characters, Squealer (based on Vyacheslav Molotov) is a clever and very persuasive pig. His job: to promote Napoleons personal image and later on, become his intermediary. He cunningly justifies “Comrade Napoleons” actions when the other animals begin to question his authority. He exploits the animals on Animal Farm by using erroneous information and abusing their emotions as techniques to sway them.
Propaganda plays a really important part in the Russian Revolution, and as a result propaganda was also one of the main themes in Animal Farm. In the Novel, George Orwell portrayed the manipulation of speech through a character named Squealer, a pig who acted as a spokesperson for Napoleon. One example of Squealer’s use of propaganda to gain the animals’ support can be seen in his speech denouncing snowball part in the rebellion after he was banished from the farm. Using the animal’s stupidity to his advantage, Squealer played with the minds of all the animals, describing a twisted version of the events of the Battle of the Cowshed, one of the battles that were fought during the rebellion. In Squealer’s version of Snowball’s part of the battle, Snowball was planning to “leave the field to the enemy” (p54).
Background of Napoleon Napoleon was a Berkshire pig, who ruled the Animal Farm. However, his name comes from the French general Napoleon Bonaparte, who George Orwell considered to be a dangerous power seeker and dictator. He is a fierce boar who always gets his own way. He led the revolution but the power went to his head. After Old Major died, Napoleon changed the rules so they reflected well on him, and gave him the freedom to do what he liked, whereas he left the other animals with no food, and no time to rest and continued to make them work while he sat back and did nothing.
Animal farm parodies the events of the Russian Revolution mocks humanity’s morally weak government foundations. Under the rule of animalism, the seven commandments are representing their views of equality, allegorical of communism; this is further enforced through the characterisation of animals which draw links to past figures. These ideals are epitomised by Old Major, “a majestic looking pig” who poses as an allegory to Karl Marx the founder of communism. Old Major’s dream of an ideal world was brilliant but unrealistic. Through his speech, Major shapes one of the Revolution’s key notions, stating “Even when you have conquered him do not adopt his vices,”
“They dashed straight for snowball, who only sprang from his place just in time to escape their snapping jaws” This shows that even before the windmill had come into play napoleon had reared these puppies to be aggressive dogs and to get rid of snowball. Next the pigs begin to abuse there power and break the commandments. This starts to happen as soon as napoleon takes place as leader of Animal Farm. “Whatever goes upon two legs an enemy” This is
In this case, Napoleon’s guard dogs represent Stalin's secret police. Stalin/Napoleon viewed Trotsky/Snowball as a threat, he was scared that Trotsky/Snowball might try to steal his power away from him. His greed for power caused him to order death/imprisonment upon anyone who he suspected to be against him. However, this is not the only event that corresponded between the novel and Russian history. Another example of the parallel between “Animal Farm” and the Russian Revolution is when the animals start to rebuild the windmill.
Stalin the KGB and Emperor Napoleon had the Imperial Guard. Another way Napoleon builds up his power is by Squealer, he is a fantastic speaker and is able to turn any question asked around and use the question to strengthen his cause he use it quite a lot especial around any questions to do with Snowball and his so called going on He also builds his power by repainting the seven commandments to suit his needs when he doesn’t want to get caught especially when the pigs start to create their own upper class when he changes the plans to use the field near the farmhouse for the retired animals he decides to turn it into a Barley field so he can make alcohol for him and the pigs Another way Napoleon consolidates his power is by having children and makes the other animals build the a school house this to me is very smart this means that he is going to be able to brainwash them like Hitler did in his schools in the1930+40’s About the hating of the Jews and that they cannot be trusted it’s the same in animal farm that the other animals cannot be trusted Comment on the differences between Snowball and Napoleon Orwell basis these to characters on Trotsky and Stalin. Snowball is based on Trotsky he wants to spread the word of communism around the world just like Snowball but he wants to do it on a smaller scale than Trotsky he just wants to spread it to farms around England Napoleon on the other hand wants to dominate power like Stalin did
Lies and deception are tools which can be used to maintain a kind of power, a corrupt power. They are dishonest tools of dishonest leaders. This is certainly the case in “Animal Farm” and as Orwell wrote the novella as an allegory for what he believed to be occurring in Communist Russia it is clearly what he believed to be happening in that country. Propaganda is required to “sell” the truths the leaders want believed and in “Animal Farm”, Squealer is the tool used by the corrupt leader to spread the misinformation required to maintain power and Squealer as all knew, “could turn black into white.” The seven commandments were developed from the words of the visionary “Old Major” who foretold the revolution. The principles of animalism were reduced to seven simple rules.
Language Used at Animal Farm Don’t you hate it when your farm animals revolt against you? Animal Farm, by George Orwell is the story of animals who revolt against their lazy farmer in hopes of achieving a better life-style, but instead receive a life of pain and suffering; a dictatorship that they never thought possible. In Animal Farm, Snowball, Squealer, and Old Major all used language to persuade the animals, in their own ways, using knowledge, lies, and platitudes, respectively. First off, Snowball used knowledge to persuade the animals. Snowball and Napoleon were debating, “…Snowball often won by his brilliant speeches, but Napoleon was better at canvassing support for himself between times.” (53).