Napoleon stated that he will educate the puppies, and help build the windmill to make life easier in the farm, made the animals think that Napoleon is a hard worker and always right. He uses that advantage to create dictatorship within the farm. By having the support of the pigs by his side, he is able to convince the community that is always right. By creating propaganda of praise by the animals, he becomes a symbol of hope to the community. When Boxer stated Napoleon is always right, so did the rest of the animals since Boxer was seen as a symbol of strength for the
The prevalent theme throughout the novel Animal Farm is based upon the abuse of power and the danger of being uneducated. Author George Orwell, has shown this in the novel,
Control of a working class leads to a loss of empathy from the leaders, as Squealer and Napoleon become harsh and selfish leaders. For example, the ruthless murder and slaughter of multiple animals for working with Snowball. “The three hens who had been….They, too, were slaughtered...They were all slain on the spot. And so the tale of confession and executions went on, until there were a pile of corpses lying before Napoleon’s feet and the air was heavy with the smell of blood.”(84). During this, Napoleon instills fear in the rest of the animals to bring his own dominance among the other animals. Orwell uses imagery to vividly describe Napoleon’s cruel retribution against these other animals. The retribution represents Napoleon’s dictatorial rule over the animals. The loss of compassion is also expressed through the cruel slaughter of so many animals to manipulate them through fear, as the sixth Commandment of Animalism was to not hurt any animals(25). Napoleon’s tyrannical personality further develops as he ruthlessly sells Boxer, his most loyal and hardest working animal, for profit. “ ‘Alfred Simmonds, Horse Slaughter and Glue Boiler’...and the word went around that from somewhere or other the pigs had acquired the money to buy themselves another case of whiskey.”(122-126). In order to buy a case of whiskey, Napoleon sends Boxer to his death, and has
The animal’s behavior in the novel supports this theme of people’s ignorance can lead to their social and politician oppression, because the animals did nothing when they found out the pigs were lying and even believed the pig’s deception. One notable example was when Napoleon sold Boxer the horse to a butcher but Squealer settled down the discussion. Boxer was a hardworking horse; in fact, the hardest working animal on the whole farm, but one day Boxer got hurt caring stones. Napoleon promised to send him to the vet instead he was sent to the slaughterhouse. Later Napoleon announced to the other animals that Boxer died in the animal hospital, and Squealer said it was just a mistake and most animals believed him. After Squealer’s speech to the animals, they never questioned it and almost never mentioned Boxer again. Because the animals never questioned it, it allowed the pigs to get always with other more sneaky
Peer pressure is a term we all have heard of growing up. Not only have we heard of peer pressure, but we have all experienced peer pressure at some point in our lives. It could have been as little as a friend saying to take that one kids crayon from him to being pressured to sign a multibillion dollar contract that can change the face of the planet. No matter the act, one loses control over their own choices due to the influences of their peers. This is not only seen in the real world, but also in all types of literature. In “Shooting an Elephant”, George Orwell presents the idea that peer pressure is a powerful force that takes away one’s freedom of choice with the use of internal conflicts and connections to the real world.
It was once when an animal was a slave and just an animal, but with a little bit of rebellion, things are turned upside down. Animal Farm shows an important point that it is easy to take advantage of those who are feeble, or less intelligent. Napoleon uses his power to keep the sheep working who follow along with the rest of the animals, and also exploits characters like Boxer who helps. In Animal Farm, George Orwell uses personification and detail to show a leader and followers viewpoints in an environment to prove how leaders and followers contributes to the loss of freedom and equality.
The novel clearly reiterates the notion that more people conform than rebel when confronted with authoritarian control. The animals in the novel are divided into two categories. Those who have knowledge and therefore power, and those who lack knowledge and therefore are submissive. The main difference is that the submissive animals such as the horses and sheep represent the people that chose to stay uneducated, as it is a much less difficult pathway. They chose this because knowing consequences creates threatening actions against the livelihood of the animals. Despite the animals suffering from violence, poor conditions, and being overworked, they continue to conform as it becomes an easier lifestyle for them. The repetition of the lines “Napoleon is always right” and “I will work harder” showcases how the farm animals follow the routine of others and resign to conformity as their means of life, for it is an easier, simpler outlook to life for them. The idea of being an outlier and having a voice is forsaken by the animals, as the narrative evolves they witness more and more unruly acts of behaviour from the pigs, who are controlling the farm. The emotive language used within the line “Silent and terrified, the animals crept back into the barn” effectively demonstrate how a wave of melancholic and frightened emotions flood through the farm animals, creating a sense of compliance within. The use of threatening tone within the lines “At this there was a terrible baying sound outside, and nine enormous dogs wearing
Animal Farm denotes the use of psychological manipulation as a means to control others and gain status in a group. “Psychological manipulation is a type of social influence that aims to change the behavior
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.
George Orwell’s Animal Farm is a perfect example of how ignorance and lack of education can be used for control. Control which can lead to political and social oppression. The experiences of the various characters present how the pigs use this idea to oppress the animals of Animal Farm.
One night, all the animals of Mr. Jones’ farm, gather together in the barn to listen to Old Major, the pig, tell them about a dream he had, in which no animal had to live under the reign of human owners which would happen after a large rebellion against the people that treated them as slaves. After his death, which occurred only three nights after that meeting, the rest of the animals spent months working on plans to make the rebellion that Old Major had spoken of, into a reality. In the beginning the pigs, particularly Snowball and Napoleon, which had naturally become the leaders, faced difficulties convincing the other animals that this was the right thing to do.
Animal farm by George Orwell introduces real life problems using animals on a farm. The narrator focuses on leaders. This novel talks about a group of animals that overrule a farm owned by a man named Mr .Jones, but the animals face many corrupt rules, freedom rights, enemies, and arguments between one another. The farm becomes overruled by a pig named Napoleon, and the animals are afraid to go against him. Napoleon soon acts like Mr.Jones and the animals freedom is getting taken away from their hands. The novel's main message was to believe those are seeking the truth- doubt those who find it. The novel relates to the theme because between all of the animals, their was many that were not being true to each other and the main character of the story was trying to lure the animals in a plan once he found out he could takeover the farm, just like how it was in the beginning when Mr. Jones owned the farm.
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.
To fully take control over Animal Farm, the government spread the message that the farm could not prosper or function without the pigs. This message allowed the pigs to gain many privileges in the farm without question. From the very beginning of the story, the other animals regarded the pigs as the smartest of all the animals in the farm. Because of this, it was naturally assumed that the pigs should lead the farm into rebellion against the humans and guide the animals into a better life. However, the pigs gained more control than the other animals thought they would. The pigs, especially Squealer, convinced the other animals that they should be allowed special privileges because they were shouldering the most “burdens” of all the
Animal Farm is a novel by George Orwell. It is an allegory in which animals play the roles of Russian revolutionists, and overthrow the human owners of the farm. Once the farm has been taken over by the animals, they are all equal at first, but class and status soon separates the different animal species. This story describes how a society’s ideologies can be manipulated by those in political power, to cause corruption by those in leadership.