Animal Farm Rhetorical Analysis

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Vladimir Lenin believed, “liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.” But, if absolute liberty should be rid of oppressive influences and excessive restraint, can a society with these hardships be truly liberated? Can the use of fallacious and promising labels such as liberty and freedom in fact bury unjust that lies beneath? Can one individual ever merit the power to toy with another’s rights? The animals on the Manor Farm yearn for a life that is free of human oppression and influences. With the inspiration of Old Major, a wise old pig on the farm, the animals revolt against their tyrannical owner Mr. Jones and develop their own liberated society. In this new society, renamed Animal Farm, the pigs take the place of leadership. But, one pig named…show more content…
Jones. Through George Orwell’s allegorical fable Animal Farm, one can explore the value of equality, the threat of greed, and the power of unity through the span of a single, yet complete, revolution. Irony is the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite. Throughout George Orwell’s Animal Farm, irony appears in many places in multiple forms. The entire fable makes an ironic revolution from start to finish. Originally, the farm animals are terrorized and mistreated by their owner Mr. Jones, causing them to desire to become independent of humans. Old Major sparks this revolution with his inspirational speech in the beginning of the fable. He asks, “Is it not crystal clear, then, comrades, that all the evils of this life of ours spring from the tyranny of human beings?”( ). But, to provide an twist of situational irony to the story, after freeing themselves from Mr. Jones, the animals find themselves under the tyrannizing rule of Napoleon. The animals fought and risked their lives for freedom just to

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