Analysis Of Squealer Speech In Animal Farm

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Squealer Speech Analysis

The book Animal Farm is an allegory novel written by George Orwell on August 17th, 1945. The book depicts the events leading up to the Russian Revolution and the era of the Stalinist Soviet Union. The characters in this novel try to form a sustainable democracy/society in which animals can live a peaceful life without the threat of human beings. The main leaders who take action in this book are Napoleon and Snowball who are both pigs. Another character Squealer (who is also a pig) on the other hand is an animal who supports the ideas of Napoleon, his voice always seems to be heard by all the no matter their intellectual abilities. Since Squealer's speech-making skills are very persuasive it allows his audience to
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Through creating fear within the animals Squealer was able to make the animals abide by what he was saying, creating a very unsettling and fearful atmosphere for the animals to live in this can be seen through the continuous repetition of this phrase "Surely there is no one among you who wants to see Jones come back" (Orwell, 23). This phrase allows Squealer to be able to quickly grasp the attention of the animals since this is the utmost worst scenario that the animals would want to be in. For this reason, whenever Squealer mentions this phrase the animals give into whatever Squealer is …show more content…
An example of propaganda being used in Animal Farm is when Squealer states that “No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal” (Orwell, 37). This quote is very misleading since the animals know that Napoleon just wants to have overall power, however, Squealer is trying to manipulate them by exaggerating Napoleon’s abilities and his point of view. For this reason, even if the animals didn’t understand Squealer’s speech they would still fall into his trap since he sounded so convincing.
Another extract from the book which states that “He had seemed to oppose the windmill, simply as a manoeuvre to get rid of Snowball, who was a dangerous character and a bad influence” (Orwell, 39) also shows that Squealer is trying to exploit the animals through propaganda by giving the impression that the idea of the windmill had come from Napoleon all along. Making the animals abide Napoleon's decision to get rid of

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