The sheep, which are so stupid that they only know the phrase “Four legs good, Two legs bad,” are a caricature of the people of Russia. Orwell was telling them that they were blindly accepting this idea, when it was going to make them miserable. Of course, he did not think they were as dumb as the sheep, but the exaggeration helped the author get his point across. All of the characters in Animal Farm represent people or ideas, making the book an allegory. Napoleon is a caricature of Joseph Stalin.
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).
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.
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 novel Animal Farm by George Orwell and the movie V for Vendetta demonstrate the dangers of bureaucratic leadership bodies, as they abuse language to their advantage, betray the loyalty entrusted to them, and eventually shift toward totalitarianism. In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, the dominant species also used lies and propaganda to secure their power. Squealer was the pig who served as the public relations person for Napoleon, the dictator of Animal Farm. Squealer used several techniques to persuade all the other animals. For example, he would take the Seven Commandments, the de-facto constitution of Animal Farm, and distort any connections the animals made between the actions of the pigs and the commandments.
The only good human being is a dead one.’ Snowball is a ruthless leader who is committed to the revolution, so committed in fact that he indicates he’d be willing to die for Animal Farm. This arrogance towards the distressed horse Boxer and the commitment he displays mirrors that of Leon Trotsky in Russian society, it is this lack of empathy that differentiates him from the others animals, yet his hope and high ambitions ultimately contribute to his exile, but these traits are initially what made him a good leader. Orwell is using the character of Snowball to reflect the ideas that essentially, knowledge and ruthlessness is power. Trotsky was intelligent and ruthless just like many
Orwell’s Treatment of the Animal Revolution The powerful political fable Animal Farm highlights the tragedy of a revolution that went wrong, but its plot has been constructed in an intrinsically witty manner. The Animal Utopia around which the story has been invented is preceded by a violent revolution carried out by the animals on a farm. Orwell’s effort to depict the revolution from its embryo to its culmination has been successful because in developing his techniques he has made good use of what is commonsensical about human and animal potentials and limitations. Orwell’s makes a dramatic opening to the plot with a grotesque image of Mr. Jones, the proprietor of Manor Farm, who is a caricature of a decadent dictatorship. “[T]oo drunk to remember to shut the pop holes,” his chaotic behaviour provides an ideal situation for a revolution.
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. “But of all the controversies none was so bitter as the one that took place over the windmill”. Here we see the power struggle at its worst and this happens very soon into the novel in chapter five. Furthermore the windmill debate lead to the exile of snowball by napoleon. “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.
When the children found the Lord of the Flies, not only did they use it in a harmful way, Jack, put the head on the stake in the forest as an offering to the beast where he says, “This head is for the beast. It’s a gift.” (137). Another event was when Roger killed Piggy. Roger was evidently mean from the beginning, and because of what had happened from their new “society”, Roger has changed dramatically form the cruelest kid to a murderer. Another character, Simon, also changes when he controls the pig’s head in the glade which shows that even good natured people also has an evil side to them.
The barn is a symbol because this was the place the pigs painted the seven commandments and then added their revisions, which represents the collective memory of a modern nation. The pigs did this to create Animalism and to ensure that the pigs would continue to rule over all of the animals. The working-class animals would puzzle over the changes but accept them. If the working-class believes history of lies from their oppressors, the will be less likely to question oppressive practices. The windmill is a symbol of the pigs’ manipulation of the other animals for their own gain.