Songs In Animal Farm

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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 by upper class. The songs were “Beasts of England” and “Comrade Napoleon”. At first the animals sang a song “Beast of England”after Sunday's meeting, “The Meeting always ended with the singing of ‘Beasts of England’, and the afternoon was given up to recreation.” (Orwell. 31), this was so effective to control animals because they deepened their unity by singing and increased awareness animals. In this 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 …show more content…

“The others said of Squealer that he could turn black into white”(Owell, 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 tried to control the animals to worship Napoleon by using

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