Animalism In Animal Farm, By George Orwell

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The independent reading book I choose to read this summer was “Animal Farm” by George Orwell. The story is about a farm where the animals are sick of doing labor for humans, so they rebel and kick the farmers off Manor Farm, a farm in England. The animals then instal a government based on animalism. Animalism has 7 rules whoever goes on two legs is an enemy, whoever goes open four legs, or has wings, is a friend, no animal should wear clothes, no animal should sleep in a bed, no animal should drink alcohol, no animal should kill any other animal, and all animals are equal. For a time things go well for a while until a pig by the name of Napoleon takes control by scaring away his opponent. the pigs, being smarter than any other animal, start …show more content…
The article explains how cults recruit and indoctrinate their members using eight steps. The eight steps are how cults get you to join them over time. The first step is to invite the target to a non-threatening event. The next step is love-bombing, and is followed by dangling the prize in front of you. Then, they extract an agreement from you that you want the prize. The fifth step is shutting down your dissent by threatening to withhold the prize. After, is making you feel guilty. The final step is carrot on a stick, or rewarding good behavior and punishing bad behavior. After using these steps a cult will suck you in and make you a …show more content…
The pigs follow the eight steps to get the animals to follow them. The first step is an invitation to a non-threatening event. This happens when the animals on the farm are invited to a meeting in the barn about Major’s dream of rebellion. Step two, love-bombing, is shown when the animals are introduced to the Beasts of England. The song makes them feel happy and they connect the song to the meeting about rebellion. The next step is dangling the “prize” in front of you. The pigs do this by saying if they rebel then the can be free and work for themselves. Step four is extracting an agreement that you want the prize “After introducing the prize, they get you to agree that you want it”(Bluejay). This is shown when the animals uproar after hearing the statement “all men are enemies, all animals are comrades”(Orwell 4). Step five is shutting down your dissent by threatening to withhold the prize. This happens when the animals are required to work or they won’t achieve freedom, and they are told by the pigs the Jones will come back if they don’t do what they say. Step six is the establishment of guilt. The animals are made to feel guilty when they question boxer’s death was due to Napoleon. They are told “surely they knew their beloved Leader, Comrade Napoleon, better than that?”(Orwell 52), and are made to feel guilty for questioning him. Step seven, carrot on a stick,

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