Orwell’s fictional farm finds itself following almost parallel to communistic Russia. Orwell demonstrates the theme of an unaware, uneducated working class and its danger when accompanied by corrupt opportunists seeking power within his animalistic dystopia. Once the animals secured their control of the farm, many thought little of what it meant for the future, but of the few that did, they were able to sneak their way into power. The pigs quickly appointed themselves leaders and none of the other animals knew any better than to question their haste. The oligarchy of pigs abused their fellow farm animal’s trust from the very beginning.
Napoleon’s dictatorship is further evidenced when he sets the dogs against Snowball to increase his political power. Eventually, Napoleon becomes a corrupted dictator and exploits the other animals through violence and tyranny. Evidence of a communism begins with Old Major’s vision that all animals could share in the wealth of the farm without a distinction of “classes”. After Old Major’s
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.
Many people abuse power and instead use it for personal benefits. Similarly in the novel Orwell uses his characters, specifically Napoleon and his fellow pigs. Napoleon is the leader of the farm which greatly increases his power and authority to gain control and rule others in an injust way, ultimately creating destruction to the animals society. Through symbolism of the windmill it illustrates how power is gain by money for commercial us against their enemy. This also alludes to the historical destruction created between Russia and the Soviet Union under Communist Party rule.
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. The second idea is that man is a threat, not just to the wellbeing of the animals but to their very lives as ‘no animal escapes the cruel knife in the end’. The hens’ eggs do not hatch into chickens, the pigs will “scream” their lives out at the block, when boxer’s muscles give out he will be sent to the knackers and when the dogs grow old ‘jones tires a brick round their necks and drowns them’. This idea is threatening towards the animals which gives them one more reason to agree to the revolution as they would feel threatened an uneasy if they did nothing to prevent their fate that the old
Orwell positions the reader to see the effects of a dictatorship especially how it can control a whole society. By establishing a power base, the pigs are able to manipulate the other animals in their rise to power. In the early stages of the revolution, Napoleon trains the puppies of Jessie and Bluebell to be at his command by removing them from life on the farm and ‘brainwashing’ them. When Snowball unveiled his plans for the windmill, Napoleon, “... uttered a high-pitched whimper... and nine enormous dogs wearing brass-studded collars came bounding into the barn” (Orwell 1945, p. 35). The enforcement of terror and force through the use of the dogs dramatically frightens the other animals.
Analysis of Squealer from Animal Farm Squealer represents the chief minister of propaganda, who uses trickery, and deception to persuade the masses. Squealer's charismatic intelligence and unwavering loyalty to "comrade" Napoleon makes him the ideal propagandist for any tyranny. Throughout the book, Squealer acts as a spokesman for Napoleon, justifying his actions and policies. He succeeds because the animals fail to notice how he slowly twists the truth. Squealer has all the characteristics of a successful orator; he is charismatic, intelligent, emotional, persuasive, and even hypnotic.
The main idea of this book is that rule under Napoleon was no different that rule under Mr. Jones. Two main characters were boxer and Napoleon. Napoleon was a fat boar who loved to be complimented and was seen at the top of the social hierarchy. He often deceived the animals into working by the help of his persuasive comrade, Squealer. He was greedy and kept most of the profit and earning of the farms to himself.
Orwell cleverly satirises the corruption and greed of Stalin’s supposed ‘classless’ society of the 20th century through allegorical characterisation of seemingly facile, farm animals. Signifying the beginning of the revolution, “Animalism”, Old Major advocates the initial utopian ideals paralleling that of Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto. Propagating the notion of a classless society. He calls the animals to a meeting where adopting a sincere and uplifting tone proclaims that “Man is the only real enemy” of the animals and if they were to “remove man from the scene… the root cause of hunger and overwork” would vanish. He outlines the founding idealistic principles of Animalism, “ Let there be perfect unity, perfect comradeship in the struggle.
The animals that most clearly show the destructive sinfulness, with all its selfishness, exploitation and betrayal, are the pigs. The pigs, led by Napoleon, show throughout the book that they want to run Animal Farm for their own benefit. Once the animals had rid the farm of the humans, the pigs saw the opportunity to seize power. From the start of the animal’s rule over the farm, the pigs established