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Animal Farm Squealer Propaganda Essay Ideas

Essay about Propaganda and Euphemisms in the Animal Farm

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In Animal Farm, the pigs use propaganda and euphemisms to achieve and self promote their desires. One way propaganda is used is when squealer gives a speech about how the apples and milk are a necessity to the pigs’ diet. Secondly, the pigs decide to let Moses the raven live on the farm so the animals will accept their current life. The pigs use the euphemism readjustment of rations to seem like they are not taking much food from the animals and special education to refer as puppy training. Propaganda and euphemisms are used by the pigs. First, Squealer persuades the animals on the farm that the pigs are keeping the apples and milk for their health even though the pigs enjoy these items. In Animal Farm, squealer says the following:…show more content…

In Animal Farm, the pigs use propaganda and euphemisms to achieve and self promote their desires. One way propaganda is used is when squealer gives a speech about how the apples and milk are a necessity to the pigs’ diet. Secondly, the pigs decide to let Moses the raven live on the farm so the animals will accept their current life. The pigs use the euphemism readjustment of rations to seem like they are not taking much food from the animals and special education to refer as puppy training. Propaganda and euphemisms are used by the pigs. First, Squealer persuades the animals on the farm that the pigs are keeping the apples and milk for their health even though the pigs enjoy these items. In Animal Farm, squealer says the following: “Many of us actually dislike milk and apples. I dislike them myself. Our sole object in taking these things is to preserve our health. Milk and apples (this has been proved by Science, comrades) contain substances absolutely necessary to the well-being of a pig. “ in this quote Squealer is talking to the animals about the milk and apples. Squealer states how the pigs do not enjoy the milk and apples and he says proven by Science the milk and apples are needed in the pigs’ diets. Even though Squealer says he does not like apples and milk he is later in the book said to be eating the apples. Also, Squealer says that the apples and milk are needed in their diets to watch over the animals welfare and that it’s for the animals sake the pigs eat

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How does George Orwell show the use of propaganda and fear as powerful devices to control the masses?

The novella,

 Animal Farm

, was written by George Orwell in 1945. It is a political allegory of the Russian Revolution, specifically criticising the totalitarian dictatorship of Stalin. Similar to

 Aesop’s Fables

, Orwell uses the animals in the novella to represent key figures during the Russian Revolution, such as the pig ‘Napoleon’ representing Stalin. Through the course of the novel, the communistic ideals of Old Major are distorted and corrupted by the pigs causing Animal Farm to become a totalitarian dictatorship under the rule of Napoleon. Napoleon uses propaganda and fear to justify his consolidation of absolute power and perversion of the ideals of Animalism. This essay will discuss Squealer’s use of propaganda in his speeches, the fear of an invisible enemy and the return of Jones, and the intimidation of the dogs. The main propagandist, Squealer, uses a powerful rhetoric to justify Napoleon’s acts. He employs the

testimonial 

technique by using complex language and terms that the uneducated animals are unable to understand,

“This has been proved by Science” 

(Pg. 22) and the words

“categorically” 

(Pg. 47) or

“tactics” 

(Pg. 35). Another technique is

card stacking 

 which Squealer employs to present only certain misleading information that not only supports Napoleon’s acts but illustrates them as the best and only choice,

“the  production of every class of food-stuff had increased by two hundred per cent”

(Pg. 51) and

“The whole management and organisation of the farm depend on us” 

(Pg. 22). These techniques convince the animals that Napoleon’s consolidation of power was for the good of the animals and the preservation of Animalism. The incomprehensibility of the complex language and terms that he uses, makes the animals unable to question the decisions and also continue to create a growing disparity between the pigs and the other animals. This disparity allows Napoleon to separate himself above the rest and gain more power. The propaganda convinces the animals that Napoleon’s perversion of ideals was for the better. Napoleon and Squealer use the fear of an invisible enemy and the return of Jones to present their acts as the least offensive option. Whenever a decision is questioned or protested against, Squealer employs the

lesser of two evils

technique. For example, when covering up the theft of the milk and apples, he states that if the pigs were not ‘healthy’ enough to watch over the animals’ welfare,

“Jones would come back” 

(Pg. 22). This technique effectively forces the animals to either stop protesting or be viewed as a supporter of Jones. When the windmill is destroyed in a storm, Napoleon blames Snowball and tells the animals that they

”will teach this miserable traitor that he cannot undo their work so easily” 

(Pg. 42). He continues to blame Snowball for any suspicious activity, the

red herring 

 technique, as it diverts the animals’ attention from questioning Napoleon’s rule, “

The animals are thoroughly frightened. It seemed to them as though

By Zinzan Gurney 19 Mar 2015

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