Napoleon's Use Of Manipulation In Animal Farm

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One of the reasons Napoleon and Kim Jong-il both stayed in power was because of the use of manipulation and propaganda. Napoleon uses Squealer, a clever and persuasive pig, to deceive the animals. In the novel, Squealer mostly makes speeches about how Napoleon is a great leader, and that the animals should be grateful for him. He always convinces the animals that, “Napoleon is always right” (Orwell 43). “The plot was for Snowball, at the critical moment, to give the signal for flight and leave the field to the enemy. And he very nearly succeeded– I will even say, comrades, he would have succeeded if it had not been for our heroic Leader, Comrade Napoleon.” (Orwell 56). Squealer also made speeches that made Napoleon look like a hero, but wasn’t true. “And do you not remember, too, that it…show more content…
When anything went wrong in the farm, they would blame it on Snowball. When the windmill got destroyed from the storm one night, Napoleon blamed it on Snowball, “Do you know the enemy who has come in the night and overthrown our windmill? SNOWBALL!” (Orwell 49). Squealer manipulates the animals into thinking that the pigs need more privileges, like sleeping on a bed, wearing clothes, and needing more food than the others because it would be better for the farm. In North Korea, Kim Jong-un and the leaders preceding him, tricked the residents into thinking that all the countries are out to get them, and are planning an intrusion in North Korea. Of course, the residents believe him. They were manipulated to believe this since they were children. Yeon-mi Park is “a North Korean defector and human rights activist who escaped” North Korea in 2007, when she was only 14 years old. She says that in North Korea, they weren’t allowed to listen to music, watch movies, read books, “every story was propaganda to brainwash us about the Kim dictators” (Yeon-mi
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