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Animal Farm (Coursework) Animal Farm was written by, George Orwell. He had written this book to clearly pinpoint the areas of the Russian Revolution. This essay is going to discuss the methods used by Napoleon to transform himself into a dictator. In the story, Old Major the pig had a dream, about a rebellion. He conveyed the dream to the other animals on the farm. Old Major died peacefully and the other pigs on the farm began to take charge. Their names were Snowball and Napoleon. Napoleon was a huge and furious looking Berkshire boar. He did not talk very much but had been seen to be getting his own way on the farm. It has been clearly stated, 'Napoleon was a large, rather fierce looking Berkshire boar, the only Berkshire on the farm, not much of a talker, but with a reputation for getting his own way'. His fierce look could have been a reason for getting his dictatorship for the reason that the animals would have been afraid of him. Napoleon becomes very powerful towards the end of the story as he has guard dogs, a pig named Squealer that is exceptional at giving the speeches of Napoleon and plenty of comfort by his side. ...read more.


Napoleon goes around the farm to settle a group, which are formally the pigs, into a position, which has great authority over the other animals. This shows the intention of Napoleon wanting to become a dictator. Napoleon uses a pig named Squealer who is fantastic at giving speeches to other animals and making them believe what Napoleon wanted them to believe. It had been said by the others that Squealer could a turn a fib to the truth and vice versa, for instance, 'The others said of Squealer that he could turn black into white'. If an elite member of the farm were to disagree and object on the coming affairs, they would surely be chased away from the farm and no longer would be identified as, 'Comrade'. This had sadly fallen on top of Snowball, who disagreed with napoleons ideas, similarly Napoleon did the same but, he had dogs which chased him out the farm from the middle of his speech. It clearly states, 'By the time he had finished speaking, there was no doubt as to which way the vote would go...Then he put on an extra spurt and, with a few inches to spare, he slipped through a hole in the hedge and was seen no more'. ...read more.


They believed Napoleon when he said they were getting richer whereas they weren't. When the animals such as clover, began to think about what was really going on, it was to late because Napoleon had gained much power. If the animals thought they could stand up for themselves they sat back down because it was useless. Boxer was one of the animals that got outwitted by Napoleon, he created his own motto, which went, 'Napoleon is always right'. This proves that some of the animals fell for Napoleons lies. Napoleon uses Squealer to propagate news and ideas to the other animals. The word propaganda means, something written or spoken by someone to make him or her believe what you want him or her to believe. This was very important for Napoleon because in order for him to become supreme ruler he need to make the animals have trust in him. Squealer was a good propagandist because he used, repetition, rhetorical questions, assertion and deceitfulness in his speeches. George Orwell was trying to convey a message that if a person were to preserve great power, they would become corrupt. He was also trying to show Napoleons characteristics in reality, and how people got treated with cruelty. 1 Ahmed Patel 10R ...read more.

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