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One of the main theme in Animal Farm was the use of power in order to control animals in lower class. This theme was seen through Napoleon's control of songs, propaganda by Squealer, and intimidation. Animals who were not literate were exploited by the upper class, pigs.

Animal Farm used the songs to control animals in lower class through upper class. The songs were "Beasts of England" and "Comrade Napoleon." In the book, the song of the Rebellion named Beasts of England gave a power to animals “Even the stupidest of them had already picked up the tune and a few of the words...” and “They were so delighted with the song that they sang it right through five times in succession....” (Orwell. 13), this was that all animals like Beasts of England
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“The others said of Squealer that he could turn black into white.”(16) this was that Squealer's speech was persuasive. Squealer draw Napoleon’s face on the wall, “Napoleon approved of this poem and caused it to be inscribed on the wall of the big barn....” (95), this was that animals worshipped Napoleon by drawing. Napoleon wanted to let the animals listen to everything by worshiping. Squealer taught sheep to sing a new song, “Four legs good, two legs BETTER! Four legs good, two legs BETTER! Four legs good, two legs BETTER!” (134), this was that old songs, “Four legs good, two legs bad” was not desirable for pigs so pigs changed the song. The animals held Spontaneous Demonstration, “Long live Comrade Napoleon!” (116), this was that Napoleon tried to make consciousness one. From these quotes, Napoleon the animals were worshiping Napoleon and he trying to control animals by using…show more content…
The hens tried to thwart Napoleon’s wishes, Napoleon was quickly given punishment for the hens, “He ordered the hens’ rations to be stopped, ... (76), this was that if animal disobeyed Napoleon, punishment came down. There were always dogs around Napoleon, “Napoleon, with Squealer and another pig named Minimus,...” (57), this was that Napoleon made Intimidation by using dogs around him. Animals did not say anything because the dog was scared for animals. Napoleon killed every animal or person who he did not like, “When they had finished their confession, the dogs promptly tore their throats out, and in a terrible voice Napoleon demanded whether any other animal had anything to confess.” (84) this was that no one could not disobey Napoleon. As a result of continuing to give animals intimidation, no one did not say complaint to Napoleon, “Then there came a moment when the first shock had worn off and when, in spite of everything-in spite of their terror of the dogs, and of the habit, developed through long years, of never complaining, never criticising, no matter what happened” (133), “Of never complaining, never criticising, no matter what happened” represents Napoleon's
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