I intend to write an essay in which I explain how power corrupts the main characters in ‘Animal Farm’. Firstly I will talk about the rebellion; it takes place after the animals become fed up of Mr and Mrs Jones the first two human characters that we are introduced to in the novel. Mr Jones Reign of the farm lead to the animals not being fed and miss treated. “So when evening came the animals were still not fed”. This is what causes the animals to rebel.
The rivalry comes to a head over Snowball's idea to build a windmill. At the final debate about the windmill, Napoleon summonsdogs he has secretly reared to be his own vicious servants and has them chase Snowball from Animal Farm. Napoleon tells the other animals that Snowball was a "bad influence," eliminates the animals' right to vote, and takes "the burden" of leadership on himself. He sends around a pig named Squealer, who persuades the animals that Napoleon has their best interests at heart. Three weeks later Napoleon decides they should build the windmill after all.
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.
However, Old Major only ends up asserting that man is entirely evil because some men commit evil acts. Nevertheless, the animals show how it is not only men who perform evil deeds. When the animals take over the farm after the rebellion, Snowball and Napoleon become the leaders of the farm and they both enter into a power struggle over the farm. Eventually, Napoleon manages to get rid of Snowball and starts to bring the farm into a state of decay: “They had come to a time when no one dared speak his mind, when fierce, growling dogs roamed everywhere” (pg. 87).
The pig nation found out about this and President Pohn Pigennedy was ready to claim war. The wolves placed nuclear missiles in a nearby grassland, that was close to the third piggy’s steel house. Everything was in chaos for both sides, but the wolves pulled back, they couldn’t risk another war toward their economy. Their economical structure was at risk of collapsing. The pigs all celebrated this wonderful victory, with a feast and mud baths.
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.
Even so, Animal Farm comes out victorious, but not before the deaths of many humans and animals. Adolf Hitler and his relations with Russia are very similar. The instigator of the Holocaust and World War II, Hitler was very crafty and very cruel, and saw the Russian Revolution as an opportunity. In the Moltov-Rippentrop pact, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agreed on border states. This surprised the citizens of both countries and the rest of the world because of the open hostility between the two.
One way George Orwell interprets the Russian Revolution is having a pig as the leader of the farm. I think that he is implying these Russians have pig-like characteristics or habits. Meaning, they are selfish, dirty, and greedy. People have different opinions of whether or not Old Major, the pig leader, was supposed to be Lenin or Marx. I personally think he is supposed to be a combination of the two.
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.
Mr. Jones, the owner of the farm is a model on Tsar Nicholas II, the last Russian emperor. During his reign people experienced extreme poverty and upheaval marked by the Bloody Sunday Massacre in 1905, when Protestants demanding Social Reforms were shot down by the army near Nicholas´ palace. This can clearly be compared to Mr. Jones in animal farm. Jones gets drunk and forgets to feed the animals of the farm who are cold and hungry. However when Nicholas´ own generals withdrew their support of him, civil war arrives in the form of the “BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION “when Nicholas, like Jones, is removed from his place of rule and then dies shortly thereafter.