What Is The Theme Of Power In Animal Farm

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Power in “Animal Farm”
Imagine a society without government, or a community without a leader. Society would not function without a command center or commander. Leadership and governance is key to society and with leadership come power, but power can be used in various ways. First, it can be used to create a better society where a leader always thinks about the citizens first. This way of using power should remind people of Snowball who is depicted in the book “Animal Farm”. On the other hand, Napoleon is a contrasting character who gains power by ousting Snowball and becomes corrupted by the power he gains inciting fear and using his power to control the animals for his own gain. The pigs in Animal Farm, Napoleon in particular, who enjoy a leadership position use tactics such as
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The use of propaganda is prevalent in “Animal Farm.” For example, Squealer and the sheep are excellent tools for Napoleon and they symbolize propaganda as Squealer is an inspirational character promoting Napoleon’s interests and the sheep are on Napoleon's side chanting for him during rallies. During Old Major’s speech, even he uses some techniques of propaganda. After he mentions that humans are taking everything from animals, Old Major says “ Is it not crystal clear, comrades, that all the evils of this life of ours spring from the tyranny of human beings?...Comrades: Rebellion!... So that future generations shall carry on the struggle until it is victorious”(Orwell, Pg. 9). Old Major paints a rosy picture of the road to rebellion without honestly revealing the true struggle and risk of failure. But Squealer is the best example of propaganda. Animals do not realise that

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