Status Quo in George Orwell´s Animal Farm Essay

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The cynical act of deceiving the less clever is, in fact, the gracious act of conveying a “truth” to the same latter group. This ideal is constantly formulated by a central government for the sole purpose of maintaining the classes at the status quo. In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, an allegorical satirical novel, the subject of Orwell’s satire is the byproduct of a revolution with Communist roots symbolized by a rebellion on a farm by the inhabited creatures. Two pigs from the animals, Snowball and Napoleon, self-establish themselves over the rest of their animals due to their superior intelligence. Being symbols of actual leaders, Snowball being Leon Trotsky while Napoleon being Joseph Stalin, history tells the reader what will occur.…show more content…
The cynical act of deceiving the less clever is, in fact, the gracious act of conveying a “truth” to the same latter group. This ideal is constantly formulated by a central government for the sole purpose of maintaining the classes at the status quo. In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, an allegorical satirical novel, the subject of Orwell’s satire is the byproduct of a revolution with Communist roots symbolized by a rebellion on a farm by the inhabited creatures. Two pigs from the animals, Snowball and Napoleon, self-establish themselves over the rest of their animals due to their superior intelligence. Being symbols of actual leaders, Snowball being Leon Trotsky while Napoleon being Joseph Stalin, history tells the reader what will occur. Therefore, after Napoleon ultimately usurps Snowball’s power by driving him out, Napoleon ultimately commences, like Stalin, the deterioration of the lives of the masses. Similar to Stalin utilizing propaganda, Napoleon uses another pig, Squealer, eloquent in speech to address the rest of the animals and convey the “party line”. The ability of Squealer to twist the actual meaning of Napoleon’s actions are through misinforming and employing pathos on the rest; but the lack of intelligence and memory from the animals also contributes to the distortion of facts. The first method employed by Squealer is simply by lying and disguising the truth to completely avoid cracks on the animals’ dependence on the pigs. After some murmuring whether

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