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As an actor describe how you would play the part of Squealer? In the selected scene of Animal Farm.

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As an actor describe how you would play the part of Squealer? In the selected scene of Animal Farm. The character of Squealer in the play Animal Farm represents a character who's intended to covertly support Napoleon in his desires to become leader of Animal Farm, as such it could be said that there is a duality to his overall personality. On the one hand, convincing all of the animals that it is in their best interest to have Napoleon as their leader; whilst in reality his aim is to manipulate them, to allow the tyrant Napoleon, to have total control, irrespective of the needs of the animals. As an actor playing the role of Squealer in Act One, it would be necessary to allow the audience to have an insight into his motives, whilst pretending to the animals that he is their true comrade. ...read more.

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This would be accompanied by a stern glance by Napoleon to Squealer indicating that he is not to interfere, and Squealer would step back to resume his original position. At this point his body language would be tense with aggression, his face forming a snarl. Such, Non verbal expressions would again indicate to the audience Squealers real intentions, whilst Boxer would be unaware of the treachery. Such dramatically irony would add to the suspense of this scene. Squealers facial expressions will always reflect the immediacy of the scene. When Snowball talks Squealer will raise his head and his eyes and will clearly look as if he is worshiping Napoleon. Conversely, when Snowball speaks his face will contort symbolising content. As the tension rises between Napoleon and Snowball, Squealers facial expressions and body language will indicate that a dramatic event is about to unfold. ...read more.

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He will use simple language to convince the animals that Snowball has ran away, on his own violation. His use of reterick, combined with his 'silver tongue', will convince the animals that Snowballs plans for the windmill are pointless. Furthermore, his voice will become quieter, and he will step closer to the animals he is addressing, trying to insert fear into them by his excellent speeches such as "Discipline, comrades, iron discipline, that is the watch word for today. One false step and our enemies will be upon us. Surely comrades you don't want Jones back?". I will stress the word 'we' in Squealers lines; to convince the animals that he is one of them, and wants only the best for their future. At the end of the Act when the animals are won over, I will have Squealer turn to Napoleon and smile discreetly. ...read more.

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