Although Mr. Jones was a neglectful farmer, leaving the farm in a terrible state, his ill intentions were clear to the animals. Napoleon, in contrast, represented the exploitation of animal rights and equality. Without an inch of sympathy, he savagely sent Boxer, a loyal and hardworking horse to his death. Lying to everyone that he is sent to be healed even when the van clearly reads ‘Horse slaughter and glue boiler’. To cover up his dirty deeds, he uses the excuse of it being a “misunderstanding” and that the surgeon that purchased hasn’t changed the name yet. Thereby, it can be argued that Napoleon’s dictatorship if of a ruthless manner, to that of Mr Jones.
“If Comrade Napoleon says it, it must be right’ And from then on he adopted the maxim, ‘Napoleon is always right’” (Orwell,37) becomes a strong point in the way Boxer thinks. So why would Napoleon feel threatened by him? Boxer takes on the role of one of the strongest animals, both physically and socially on the farm, which can be seen as a threat.
According to Martin Luther King Jr., “nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity”. This quote by Martin Luther King Jr. relates to the fact that everyone is a danger to themselves and others when they are ignorant and they show careful stupidity. In the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell, the dangers of being ignorant are shown through the use of the characters Boxer, Benjamin, and the Sheep.
Another motto that Boxer has is that “Napoleon is always right.” When Napoleon says something, even though it is not proper, Boxer is always the one who believes it first. Again, because of Boxer’s reputation in the farm whatever he does, the animals tend to follow and in turn it benefits the pigs’ ambitions. On the other hand, not only Boxer was the one who pressures the animals, the sheep, who was used by the pigs, also took part in pressuring the animals.
Napoleon betrays his own principles time and time again for his own benefit. When Boxer the horse overworks himself and his lung collapses, Squealer, the main propaganda of Napoleons regime notifies everyone that Boxer is going to be taken into a veterinary hospital for recovery. However, the animals begin to realise that Boxer is instead being taken away to be slaughtered, Boxer tries to escape when he finds out the harsh truth, but is too fatigued from overworking himself. Squealer reappears at the farm to mitigate the outcry on the farm regarding Boxer’s whereabouts. He tells them that they have misunderstood the situation and that despite the veterinarian’s actions, nothing they did could save Boxer’s life. Napoleon’s corrupt ideas of betrayal
“It’s always tough being the fat kid in school, it must be extra tough being the only fat kid in you entire country.” This is a quote about Kim Jong-Un who is notorious for being one of the most corrupted dictators ever. The reason he is corrupt is one simple word: power. The importance of our argument is that power corrupts those who posses it. There are corrupt people in this world who will do anything to gain power. This argument is based upon the themes represented in Animal Farm, created by George Orwell, it is an allegorical, satirical, dystopian novel. Power corrupts those who possess it because it leads to a destroyed society and an oppressive dictatorship, and much
In the novel Animal Farm, the writer satirizes certain characters, in an effort to depict society in a humorous way. This essay will focus on the characters of Boxer, Mollie and Napoleon.
By now the responder clearly realises that the strong relationship between Boxer and Napoleon is obviously a negative one. It saddens the responder and invites their empathy to find Boxer to be so oblivious to what is going on around him and at the same time his level of incomprehension creates a feeling of slight frustration in a sympathetic type of sense. A strong feeling of dislike is formed towards Napoleon as he so easily controls Boxer, forcing him to do such tough, punishing labour as he is aware that Boxer is extremely loyal to his superiors and happily prepared to complete all set tasks. Boxer and the other animals fall victim to the pigs’ cunning ways, but besides the easily convinced sheep and Boxer, the other animals are aware of this but are too frightened or cowardly to put a stop to it, for fear of being accused of treachery and then executed.
It is the middle of Summer when Boxer, a horse, and Benjamin, a donkey were freed from their human oppressors on Manor farm, or commonly known as Animal Farm. Napoleon, who is the farm’s “President” is a pig, which all pigs are smarter than the other animals (and Napoleon is the smartest pig out of all the pigs, which makes him the leader). Animal Farm is a book written by George Orwell. Boxer, who has a big role in this book, is the main topic of this essay. Boxer has a big role on this farm because of all his actions. Boxer is a hard worker, and his main motto is “I shall work harder,” (Orwell #29) showing that he is a big helper on the farm. He supports “Comrade Napoleon”, which makes him loyal to Napoleon, and he is overall a great animal to have around a farm because of how hard he works and how his personality is.
Many authors have written books where the government is an all oppressing force. This view has been popular among readers simply because they refuse to see that the people of that society were at fault as well. The readers sympathize with the character's struggles and living situations because the readers feel that they are in similar situations. In 1984, Animal Farm, and Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell, the forms of governments were oppressing their citizens by withholding essential information and promoting half lies that had adverse effects on the population. It cause for people to oppress themselves by their ignorance and attitudes that prevent them from progressing onwards.
Knowledge is a crucial element that is necessary for one to be successful and independent. Knowledge not only empowers but also leaves room for understanding and change. As displayed by many political figures, the wealthy and educated stand on a high pedestal. These people have the power to guide and influence, but also the power to lie and cheat; moreover, who the people choose to support or follow is determined by the knowledge and perspective these people posses. However, there are people that have little to no education leaving them vulnerable to manipulation; similarly, in Animal Farm because the animals were restricted in their education, the animals were easily taken advantage of by the pigs, proving that a lack of education leads to ignorance.
The Propaganda and manipulating the facts to control the animals was unfair. Napoleon is in control of every animal on the animal farm. He declared the pigs should run the farm since they were the most intelligent. The other animals never even had a chance to even have a say on who should be in control of the animal farm. Napoleon and the other pigs came up with the seven commandments (on page 43.) but through the novel the pigs slowly took away the rules and in the end was left with one revised law, “all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.” (page 133) He twisted the rules to the benefits of the pigs and the other animals on the farm blind sided on what was really happening to them. Boxer worked extremely hard on
In chapter 9 Boxer dies working and he was a hard worker. Boxer believed everything that napoleon said was good so his main mottoes were “I will work harder” and “Comrade napoleon is always right.” Because these mottoes served Napoleon good, Napoleon decided to tell the animals to adapt Boxer's mottoes and they did because they wanted to be as good as Boxer was. There are more examples of propaganda used in Animal Farm and it is one of the biggest techniques used by Napoleon to gain power in the Animal Farm.
"All oppression creates a state of war" -Simone de Beauvar, French Philosopher. Animal Farm by George Orwell is an allegory for the Russian Revolution. Each animal was a key character in the Revolution such as Napoleon being Joseph Stalin, Mr. Jones being Tsar Nicholas and Boxer, being an ignorant. Mr.Jones was run off the farm because the animals were tired of the drunken man mistreating them. What the animals didn't know was that they went from one dictator to a whole group of them. The pigs. Ignorance contributes to political and social oppression and is proved by the inability to comprehend what the pigs are doing to the other animals. The animals cannot read or write as well, are perplexed easily, couldn't see the blemishes in the pig's leadership, or how the pigs changed things and didn't see or completely ignored how the pigs had acted.
George Orwell’s Animal Farm is, first and foremost, a political satire warning against the pursuit of utopian desires through unjust and oppressive means. Operating under the pretense of an animal fable, Orwell disparages the use of political power to poach personal freedom. He effectively alerts his readers to the dangerous price that can accompany the so-called “pursuit of progress”. And he illuminates how governments acting under the guise of increasing independence often do just the opposite: increase oppression and sacrifice sovereignty. While the cautionary theme Orwell provides proves widely applicable, in reality his novel focuses on one tale of totalitarian abuse: Soviet Russia. The parallels between the society Orwell presents in his Animal Farm and the Soviet Union – from the Russian revolution to Stalin’s supremacy – are seemingly endless. Manor Farm represents Tsarist Russia, Animalism compares to Stalinism, and Animal Farm, with the pig Napoleon at its helm, clearly symbolizes Communist Russia and Joseph Stalin. But Orwell does more than simply align fiction with fact. He fundamentally attacks Soviet Russia at its core. And in so doing he reveals how the Communist Party simply replaced a bad system with a worse one, overthrowing an imperial autocracy for a totalitarian dictatorship. This essay will demonstrate that Orwell’s Animal Farm is