The Allegory Animal Farm By George Orwell

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The Communist Manifesto states, “Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries, unite!” (Karl Marx). This is the document that led to the Russian October Revolution, which ultimately turned the Soviet Union into a dictatorship. In the allegory Animal Farm by George Orwell, which pertains to the Russian Revolution, the animals of the Manor Farm are ruled by a tyrannical farmer named Jones, who murders chickens and gives the animals minimal rations. Due to the atrocities and a prophecy foretold by Old Major, a wise, old respected pig, about full independence from humans, the animals drive out their human oppressors and form an animal republic. However, the evil pigs start to take control with a supreme leader called Napoleon, who uses his subordinate, Squealer, to convince the animals that his actions are the preeminent and the most righteous. The propaganda methods Squealer utilizes include fear, assertion, and lesser of two evils, which manipulate the animals into executing Napoleon’s will.
Squealer uses fear as one of his effective methods to control the animals. In a debate, Snowball presents his just views of the Animal Farm, but is promptly exiled by Napoleon. Shortly after, Squealer is sent around to the animals to help Napoleon consolidate power, through discrediting Snowball. Squealer meets some resistance when an animal recalls Snowball’s…

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