Essay On Propaganda In Animal Farm

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Animal Farm Essay
The US has utilized propaganda techniques through history during international crisis and war. George Orwell visibly uses propaganda in his fictional novel Animal Farm. The book is set on a farm called Manor Farm, which was changed to Animal Farm, with talking animals who rebel against their farmer. According to Orwell, the novel symbolizes events leading up to the Russian Revolution and then later on to the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union. Characters like Snowball and Napoleon use propaganda in their struggle for power over Animal Farm throughout the book. Snowball is a pig who lives at Animal Farm. He seems to have a true interest in improving the animals he lives with and commits his time into them in physical and mental
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What he is always willing to do is spend time debating with Snowball, and his main goals are to build up his power and control over Animal Farm. He also wants to ensure the protection of the farm. After snowball makes his speech for the windmill once more, Napoleon let out a high-pitched whimper calling in nine dogs who went right for Snowball, chasing him away. “But just at this moment Napoleon stood up and, casting a peculiar sidelong look at Snowball, uttered a high-pitched whimper of a kind no one had ever heard him utter before. At this there was a terrible baying sound outside, and nine enormous dogs wearing brass-studded collars came bounding into the barn. They dashed straight for Snowball, who only sprang from his place just in time to escape their snapping jaws. In a moment he was out of the door and they were after him” (Orwell 20-21). Napoleon did this because he felt he was struggling in gaining power and that he was about to lose his votes to his opponent Snowball. In snowballs absence, Napoleon makes himself leader. Napoleon gained power by simply scaring off …show more content…
Both pigs are very intelligent, and were the first animals on the farm to write and read. That being said, Napoleon and Snowball have a good amount in common and enough to take on the role of being a leader of the farm. But like everyone, they have their differences. Napoleon can be very selfish, jealous and unloyal. Snowball is the exact opposite and is generous, brave and loyal. They don 't share the same basic ideas as you can see from their personalities. Both being the intelligent pigs they are, fought against each other in sneaky ways using propaganda like Plain Folks and Name Calling, making the animals think badly of one of the characters, or favoring one of them. But, in the end putting aside their differences and sabitoshes, they both wanted one thing,

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