Analysis Of Animal Farm By George Orwell

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In George Orwell’s allegory, Animal Farm, a society that represents Russia is under the control of a power hungry dictator who gains power over all the citizen’s and every aspect of their lives. The dictator, a pig who represents Joseph Stalin, takes control of the farm after a successful rebellion has taken place and the owner has fled. To maintain his power over the farm, the dictator rules by fear and manipulates the citizen’s to follow his commands and decisions. Through the development of characters throughout the story, Orwell demonstrates the theme that those who hold power will do anything to maintain it. A character Orwell develops throughout the story is a pig named Napoleon who gained complete control of the farm and became a …show more content…
Squealer represented the propaganda Stalin used to control the citizens. Napoleon used Squealer to talk the animals into believing whatever Napoleon wanted them to believe. Squealer made the other animals believe that the “organization of the farm totally depends” on the work of the pigs (36 Orwell). The pigs had taken all the extra milk and apples and the animals questioned why the pigs got the apples and milk. In response, Squealer told the animals that the pigs were eating the apples and milk for the animals, so the farm could succeed and not for themselves. However, in reality, the pigs just wanted to take all the food and were doing everything for themselves. The pigs also treated the other animals unfairly. When Snowball was the leader, he created the rule that all animals are equal, however, Squealer changed the commandment on the barn wall to say that all animals are equal, but some are “more equal than others” (134 Orwell). The pigs gave themselves higher positions than the rest of the animals. The pigs also ate way more than the other animals even in the winter when they said that food was running out. If any of the animals objected to the pig’s actions, Squealer would threaten them by saying that if the pigs did not do what they did, Jones would come back even though Jones had left long ago and he would not actually return. The pigs demonstrated that the “more we take, the less we become” (“World”...). Throughout the story, Squealer and Napoleon took more of the animal’s rights and gained more power, however they became less of a moral and respected leader. By the end of the story, the animals realized that the pigs were taking advantage of and manipulating the animals. They no longer saw the pigs as comrades, but now they viewed them as no different than man. The

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