Propaganda And Its Consequences Of Animal Farm By George Orwell

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Propaganda and Its Consequences Propaganda is a form of communication, where a group tries to influence a larger population. It has many different effects on the people it sways, and all of these consequences serve a purpose. These goals can revolve around power and status. In the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell, the pigs use many different techniques of propaganda to help them achieve their ends. The animals affected by it experience both the positives and negatives of a revolution, as they try to achieve a perfect utopia. As the story progresses, Napoleon, an ambitious pig, uses propaganda to create a false sense of unity and prosperity among the farm. He and the other pigs also use propaganda to create a feeling of superiority between them and the rest of the animals. Napoleon’s cunning use of propaganda to reflect his power and maintain absolute dominance over Animal Farm shows that power and authority corrupt the mind and lead to the abuse of power. Unity is the harmony among a group of people and is often regarded as an important quality in a prosperous community. However this is not always the case. The pigs use many instances of propaganda to create a false sense of unity. In the first chapter, Old Major, the inventor of Animalism, shares a song portraying the result of the Revolution. “Beasts of England” depicts Old Major’s utopia. “Rings shall vanish from our noses / And the harness from our back / Bit and spur shall rust forever / Cruel whips no more shall

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