Animal Farm Napoleon Language

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Napoleon’s use of language to constantly deceive the other animals is shown throughout the entirety of the book. Napoleon and the other pigs are much more fluent and knowledgeable with their vocabulary, allowing them to use emotive and descriptive language to influence the animal’s thoughts. Napoleons right hand man Squealer is adept at fooling the lower class of the farm and Napoleon uses him to do gain more favour with the animals. Squealer through the use of sophisticated language makes the other animals actually believe that Napoleon was the hero of the Battle of the Cowshed, when in reality Napoleon ran away at the very start of the battle. Napoleon uses Squealer expertise in language to rewrite history to fulfil his desire for power. “You do not imagine, I hope, that we pigs are doing this in a spirit of selfishness and privilege? Many of us actually dislike milk and apples...Milk and apples contain substances absolutely necessary to the well-being of a pig...the whole management and organization of this farm depend on us”. Quotes such as this are used when the pigs are questioned by the other animals on the farm. Napoleon and Squealer through the use of language is able to persuade the animals into believing that everything he does is for the good of the farm. How Napoleon is able to persuade his ‘people’ with no regret or remorse is proof that his desire for power is the only thing he truly wants. This language is presented several times throughout the text and is a

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