Squealer In Animal Farm Essay

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Squealer was nothing but a lying, crowd-pleasing, brain-washing pig. The story is Animal Farm by George Orwell. During this story, the animals overthrow the humans and take over the farm. Squealer is interesting because he is so sly. He was instrumental in the tampering with the commandments. The first trait that Squealer happens to carry is brain-washing. I think this is an important trait because he is always tricking the animals to think the pigs did not do anything bad. For example, when the animals found out the pigs were sleeping in the beds in the farmhouse and questioned it, Squealer told them, “You have heard then, comrades, that we pigs now sleep in in the beds of the farmhouse? And why not? You do not suppose, surely, that there was ever ruling against beds? A bed merely means a place to sleep in. A pile of straw is a bed, properly regarded. The rule was against sheets, which is a human invention.” (80). Originally, the commandment was “No animal shall sleep in a bed.” but…show more content…
I think this is important because Squealer does not want to live like the other animals. He wants to have power, therefore he sucks up to Napoleon and is always praising him. Squealer also always passes on new rules that Napoleon has created. Whenever something good happens, he always thanks Napoleon or puts in a good word about him. For example, when Frederick was in control of their farm, he said, “‘The enemy was in occupation of this very ground that we stand upon. And now - thanks to the leadership of Comrade Napoleon - we have won every inch of it back again!” (110). This is important because it makes it seem like Napoleon is always doing the right thing and is a great leader, when in reality he is a ruler just like the humans were. Without Squealer’s constant comments about Napoleon, he would be less admirable to the animals. Once again, when Boxer died, he made up that his last words were “Napoleon is always right.”
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