Animal Farm By George Orwell Essay

1271 Words Mar 15th, 2016 6 Pages
In 1945, George Orwell’s novella Animal Farm is a classic satirical an allegorical novella. Orwell’s fable sets about exposing the corruption of political ideals all too often experienced in Soviet, Communist society. These political ideals which underpin the ideology of ‘Animalism’, include equality, freedom and unity. Propaganda techniques are used by the pigs to gain optimal social control over all the other animals through the manipulation of these ideals.
The pigs knowingly operate against the farm animals to destroy the value of equality through the use of band wagoning to obtain control of the farm animals. Old Major outlined the importance of equality when he suggested that the animals of the farm takeover. As Old Major stated in his motivational speech, “among us animals let there be perfect unity, perfect comradeship in the struggle. All men are enemies. All animals are comrades” (Pg.6) and as of that moment the revolution of all the animals against the humans began, as that was taking place the commandment took action. Napoleon has destroyed this through the use of band wagoning. He decided to take the milk and apples instantly creating a hierarchy between the animals, as he had convinced the animals that these are the necessities for pigs to survive. Band wagoning is a technique involves encouraging animals to think or act in some way simply because other animals are doing so. So through the use of loaded words the animals believe that they are agreeing to…

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