Animal Farm Satire Analysis

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“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others,”(118). In this case, George Orwell is using the phrase “more equal” to show how leaders twist words to manipulate the population. Animal Farm, by George Orwell, is a farm that overthrows their dictator leader, Mr. Jones, but reverts back into a dictatorship over the course of the book. Satire is a way to use humor, irony, or over exaggeration to expose or criticize people’s ideas, especially in politics. Animal Farm illustrates how leaders become corrupt when they abuse their power, treat the population differently based on their status, and the leaders manipulate and oppress the working class.
Over the course of the book, Napoleon, who is the leader of the farm, and the
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After Napoleon took charge of Animal Farm, expelling Snowball, he forced the animals to work like slaves by limiting the animals’ free time. “...Napoleon announced that there would be work on Sunday afternoons as well. This work was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would have his rations reduced by half,”(54). Napoleon is making the animals feel they have a “choice”, saying this work is strictly “voluntary”, but in reality, they have no real power at all. In addition, Squealer often manipulated the animals to thinking that whatever Napoleon is doing with humans was ok. In this example, Napoleon recently announced that they would start trading with the humans to gain supplies. “Never to have any dealings with human beings, never to engage in trade, never to make use of money, had not these been among the earliest resolutions at the first triumphant Meeting after Jones was expelled?...Squealer made a round of the farm and set the animals’ mind to rest. He assured them that the resolution against engaging in trade and using money had never been passed, or even suggested,”(58-59). Squealer is manipulating the animals’ memories so that the animals’ do not know what bad deeds they are actually doing. Corrupt rulers often manipulate and oppress the people to get away with bad deeds and making the population feel …show more content…
Napoleon and Squealer were prime examples of abusing power, unequal treatment, and manipulation since they did all these things to help themselves personally in Animal Farm. Many countries today are still in a government like Animal Farm. For example, North Korea. In North Korea, human rights are violated daily, which is a sign of corruption. This is important to understand how the world outside us works, and why dictators use their power in such a cruel and awful

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