George Orwell Use Of Manipulation In Animal Farm

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A perspicacious, prehensile professional African-American tennis player, Althea Gibson, winning 56 national and international singles and doubles titles, including 11 Grand Slam championships concluded to a statement that would be flushed in the minds of many for years to come. She uttered the words “No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.” Though most often overlook these words of wisdom they come hand in hand with our daily struggles. In George Orwell’s pessimistic, ill-hearted novel Animal Farm this quote can be referred to almost incessantly. For example the grotty, unpleasant swine Napoleon did not come to obtain absolute power on his own. It required the work of the whole, whether they were aware of it or not. His tactics, though surreptitious and ruthless, were nothing short of prosperous. His use of lies, manipulation, fear, and violence were overly ingenious and exponentially well executed. With this in mind today I will be over viewing…show more content…
He adopts nine adolescent dogs whom grow up to become his personal law enforcers. Napoleon even goes as far as to execute those who dare to dispute him. This is also another display of his strategic manipulation for he changes the sixth commandment from "No animal shall kill any other animal" to "No animal shall kill any other animal without cause" (Orwell 98) just to suit his necessities. With some of the animals becoming aggravated at his dictatorship, Napoleon, is sensing that there may be a second revolution but this time tables will be turned and instead of revolt against humans it would be a revolt against his oppressive rule. To avoid an unlikely roadblock, such as this, he executes those who gainsay him and even dragoons some animals into confessing. This event is an allegorical reference to the Great Purge during the Russian revolution when Stalin eliminated all of his
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