George Orwell 's Animal Farm

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In George Orwell’s Animal Farm despite how great a government system is, it is only as good as the people who govern. Animal Farm is a story about oppressed animals overthrowing their humans and taking control over the farm. However things were fine up until the pigs started turning corrupt. The story is told through the eyes of a common animal and the events that occurred on Animal Farm. The narrator is never known but it is apparent that is it just a common animal and this gives the retelling of the events on Animal Farm to be unbiased. Napoleon along with the other pigs used their rhetoric, diction, and symbolism to seize control of Animal Farm and eventually turn Animal Farm into a dictatorship. While the other animals were either exiled, killed, or accepted the new Napoleon regime.
George Orwell uses rhetoric in Old Major’s speech to spark the revolution. As a dying old pig he passes along the necessary information for the future generations. Even though Old Major died before he seen the revolution his speech impacted the revolution greatly. The use of rhetoric in the speech was everything. It stirred up the dull farm, and got the animals thinking that Mr. Jones is oppressing them and they want more. As Old Major said “Let us face it: our lives are miserable, laborious and short. We are born, we are given just so much food as will keep the breath in our bodies, and those of us who are capable of it are forced to work to the last atom of our strength; and the very…

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