Consequently, by removing man from the scene, the animals pave their own path towards evil. In the end, the pigs become the source of evil and prove that removing man from the farm does not remove the problems of the animals. The pigs show that animals are also capable of evil and show that Old Majors beliefs are wrong. In the end, the animal’s problems remain and by removing man, the animals make space for another evil to come in and bring them more suffering. Unfortunately, the animals do not realize that the real evil lies within their own ignorance and their failure to accept their problems.
He uses many themes to convey his main points to this allegory, such as corruption, abuse of power and social order. The corruption of the self-appointed authorities of Animalism is also a crucial theme portrayed in Animal Farm. At the beginning of the story, we find the pigs in much the same predicament as the other animals on the farm. They are all exploited ruthlessly by an authority which cares little for their plight. Playing a leading role in the ensuing revolution the pigs find themselves with more and more power over the trusting and naïve population of Animal Farm.
The first idea is that man is a parasite, a being who ‘consumes without producing’, lazy and weak. This sets up the central theme of injustice that such a creature should be lord of the strong and productive animals. This is reinforced by appealing to each individual set of animals. First the cows, who have given thousands of gallons of milk, then the hens who have laid eggs, then the horses and their foals, then the pigs, then the dogs. This makes the speech much more personal towards the animals as it makes it easier for them relate to because part of the speech is directed at them.
In Animal Farm, the windmill also comes to symbolize the pigs' totalitarian triumph: the other animals work to build the windmill thinking it will benefit everyone, and even after it benefits only the pigs the animals continue to believe that it benefits all the animals. The second code and convention I can identify is stereotypes. Orwell represents Joseph Stalin through an image of the pig Napoleon. Through the existing stereotypes of this animal in popular culture, he intends to portray the greed, laziness and viciousness of this evil ruler of the Soviet Union. Pigs are stereotyped as “dirty”, as their pig sties are usually covered in mud and
Old Majors Speech George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm describes a cruel dictator named Old Major, who runs his farm in a cruel and useless manor. The respected boar Old Major makes a speech in a threatening tone in attempt to argue that all the misery is because of man, if we get rid of man we will finally be free. He argues that man takes all the fruit of his labor and we live as slaves not knowing when we will be brutally slaughtered. If they got rid of man they could be free and start their lives again. Firstly the animals live in fear, fear of man and the things man are going to make them do every day and when their time will be up.
Living appears to be a luxury for these poor workers; their American dream is deformed. To make the capitalist society into a competitive and ruthless Darwinism jungle, the most often used metaphor in The Jungle is animal. Sinclair parallels the workers with weak creatures or rough beasts to dehumanize them and make the readers treat them with extra sympathy. "… … he [Jurgis] lived like a dumb beast of burden, knowing only the moment in which he was"(140). "Then Jurgis fought like a wild beast … …"(202).
Even the name Squealer suggests than he is a ‘tattle-tale’. If you are ‘a squealer’ you run and tell what everyone else has done wrong to someone in authority to get him or her in trouble. This is clearly all he is to the other main pig Napoleon. Napoleon uses him to find out all that is going-on, on the farm and uses Squealer as the go-between, getting him to tell the animals to do what Napoleon wants or face the consequences. The name also suits him as a pigs primary mode of noise is squealing.
“[T]oo drunk to remember to shut the pop holes,” his chaotic behaviour provides an ideal situation for a revolution. The historical fact that revolutions can take place when the governing order betrays big weaknesses is well exemplified in this situation. Orwell creates a very favourable setting for a secret discussion among the animals on the subject of the tyrannical master, Mr. Jones. The gloomy situation and the master’s indifference allow the animals to come together and make a collective effort for their
As a leader, he forgets about himself and only argues animals to pay attention to their miserable life, encouraging them to rebel. Another great example of a humble leader is Martin Luther King as he gives his life serving others. “If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. furthermore, he was killed for his dream of justice and equality. Humble leadership empowers others, so humility is a great feature in any great
Orwell’s writing makes this moment in the novel so moving, for the reader, by his use of emotive language and characterisation of the animals in relation to the Russian revolution. The allegory is able to convey the feelings of betrayal the animals felt when they realised that their reality was nothing like the utopia of animalism. Napoleon and the pigs betrayed the other animals in the novella as they went against commandments 6 and 7. Orwell wrote, at this moment in the novella, that clover accepted ‘the leadership of Napoleon’. This meant that Napoleon was above all the other animals on the farm, Napoleon was a leader; therefore, the animals had to follow what he said.