This results in dictatorships, with leaders like Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. They (and others) get ideas in their heads how things should be, and their self-motivation and their own ideas are where they draw their inspiration from when they make decisions. In the novella Animal Farm, Napoleon starts out small, being on the opposing side of all arguments, staying behind and fulfilling his own desires, for example when he drinks the milk that was for all the animals. He takes advantage of all the animals. He gets bigger ideas about how things should be, and eventually goes against all the principles that the animals had all agreed upon at the beginning of the rebellion.
What are the main themes that Orwell is concerned with and what techniques does he use to get his message across? Animal farm is one of George Orwell’s most widely known works of literature. The novel follows the events of a group of farm animals who overthrow their human master, and expecting then to create their own communist, self-sufficient society. In this utopia-like ambition, each is respected and can share the gains made by the whole group equally, this idea is named Animalism. Not surprisingly, the result is not at all desirable and the animals find themselves in fact worse of then before.
This is what causes the animals to rebel. “At last they could stand it no longer”. Now I am going to talk about a power struggle which took place between two of the main characters, snowball and Napoleon two very intelligent pigs. Ever since the taking of the farm there has been ongoing argument between these two as to what changes should be made around the farm. One argument that stands out the most in the novel and eventually decides who will win the power struggle is the debate over the windmill.
There are many similarities between Mr. Frederick in Animal Farm and Hitler; the events in the book are comparable to real events that took place in World War II. After looking at these, it becomes clear who Orwell modeled Mr. Frederick after. Mr. Frederick from Animal Farm is Animal Farm’s crafty and cruel neighbor. After the initial animal rebellion, he pretended to be sympathetic toward Jones, but was inwardly thinking of ways he could benefit from Jones’ misfortune. During the timber selling incident, Napoleon first denounced Frederick as an evil man who tortured animals, and told the animals that the other contestant, Mr. Pilkington, was a good man.
Losing their land is much more difficult because of all the work they have put in to it. The men that work for the bank understand what the farmers are saying, but there’s nothing they can do. Steinbeck describes the bank as being some kind of monster, something more powerful than man, despite the fact that the bank would not exist without men to work there. “It happens that every man in a bank hates what the bank does, and yet the bank
Woojun Kim English 02/13/12 Similarity of North Korea and Animal Farm The Novel Animal Farm by George Orwell shows animal rebel against human and dominating the farm by one greedy animal. After rebellion, instead of human, pigs rule the animal farm. At first, animal farm is going to flourish, but greedy pigs finally ruined whole farm life. Minority’s greed ruined majority’s dream. When I finished the book, I thought this phenomenon is similar to modern communism country North Korea.
Squealer is in Animal Farm to illustrate the effect propaganda has on the masses, and how the masses easily change their minds. The allegory fits because the way Napoleon tyrannizes his people without opposition is similar to Stalin's regime. Squealer employs techniques from the entire spectrum of propaganda. He uses confusing vocabulary, impenetrable statistics, and limits the terms of any debate. HE uses glittering generalities, like "freedom" (from Jones) and "justice" (against Snowball).
Name: Emily Coleman Date: June 8, 2012 Selection Title: Animal Farm Literal Meaning: The story Animal farm is rhetoric of the Russian Revolution. It retells the story of the emergence and development of the Soviet Communism in the form of a story with animals who wish to take over the farm. Animal farm allegorizes the rise to the power of the dictator Mr. Jones Stalin. The over throw of Mr. Jones by a democratic coalition of animals gives away all of the power to the pigs. Just the Soviet, the pigs are able to establish themselves as a ruling class in the now new society.
The discourse of power and control is evident in George Orwell’s novel ‘Animal Farm’, through the character representations of the pigs, in particular, the totalitarian dictator, Napoleon. The basic principle of the revolution, ‘all animals are equal’ is slowly transformed into ‘some animals are more equal than others’ through the strategies of Napoleon and the pigs in order to gain and maintain their power and control over the other animals. These strategies include establishing a power base, using terror and propaganda and living a life of luxury at the expense of others. However, strategies such as these would not be able to be implemented if it were not for the naivety and gullibility of the other animals. Orwell positions the reader to see the effects of a dictatorship especially how it can control a whole society.
In the novel, Mr. Jones is very similar to Czar Nicholas II. Mr. Jones was irresponsible to his animals (let them starve), was sometimes very cruel by whipping them and then sometimes was kind by mixing milk into the animal mash. Czar Nicholas II was a poor leader even at best, compared with other western kings, he was cruel with his opponents, and was sometimes kind because he would hire students as spies to make money. Old Major would be compared to