Essay on Girth of a Nation

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In all roles of leadership, some form of manipulation is used. Squealer – as a spokesperson for Napoleon’s dictatorship – hosts deception as he persuades the animals into believing what he needs them to believe with the twisting of rules and regulations already in place. He doesn’t necessarily change what’s there; he simply transitions it and utilizes the animals’ slower mental tendencies for the basis of his management. What exemplifies his misleading and untruthful nature is the way he justifies a situation that is morally deemed wrong by classifying it through Napoleon’s reliable word; the way that he convinces the animals that, if it was not written, then it must be falsified by the mind; and lastly, the way he twists the animals’ …show more content…
7, page 73.) This is when Boxer drops his argument in accordance to his belief that “Napoleon is always right!” Squealer isn’t pleased with Boxer’s accusation that his word could be considered inaccurate, as it is said that “…it was noticed he cast a very ugly look at Boxer with his little twinkling eyes.” Squealer had also swayed the animals into his misrepresentation of the Battle of Cowshed. Squealer states with conviction, “Do you not remember how, just at the moment when Jones and his men had got inside the yard, Snowball suddenly turned and fled, and many animals followed him? And do you not remember, too, that it was just at that moment, when panic was spreading and all seemed lost, that Comrade Napoleon sprang forward with a cry of, ‘Death to Humanity!’ and sank his teeth into Jones’s leg? Surely you remember that, comrades?” (Ch. 7, page 73.) This statement had insured the fact that the animals would remember the Battle of Cowshed – albeit falsely – as something that Napoleon had won for Animal Farm, a victory undeterred by any other means, and that Snowball was indeed a liar and a traitor for running off at the most

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