The Influence Of Propaganda In George Orwell's Animal Farm

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“True leadership must be for the benefit of the followers, not to enrich the leader” (Maxwell). Maxwell emphasizes that leadership comes from effort and how it is supposed to benefit the followers. Stalin failed in his leadership. He wanted what was best for himself and treated his people poorly. His main form of leadership was propaganda which controlled citizens in a harsh enviroment. Connecting this to the novel, Animal Farm written by George Orwell, Orwell writes about Napoleon and how he uses propaganda to manipulate his animals on the farm.When tracing my learning throughout this unit I have come to realize, I used to believe leaders served themselves first. Now, I think leaders tend to serve their own interests.
Propaganda has taken a huge place in the Russian Revolution era. Stalin's major key was to use propaganda to persuade his people that his leadership will lead the country to better industrialization and a revolution at last. He used many different forms to take part in this action. People were manipulated and brainwashed to nothings but Stalin's word due to the fact that they saw nothing but ads and heard only the censored press that Stain provided. The citizens of Russia saw many posters and images of their country. Everyone in each photo, including their great leader had a smile on their face. The whole purpose of these posters were to manipulate people that Stalin's leadership was excellent leadership and their country would be safe in their hands. In
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