Animal Farm: The Effect Of Propaganda



The term propaganda is sometimes brought up in casual conversation,
however, many do not realize the potential power that propaganda can have.
Merriam-Webster defines propaganda as “the spreading of ideas, information,
or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or
a person.” In the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell, propaganda is shown
to indeed cause harm. An examination of various sections of the book will
be conducted in order to demonstrate three aspects of propaganda: how it is
used by Snowball to positively obtain the control of Animal Farm; how
Napoleon uses it in a sinister way to exile Snowball and his paradigm and
to show Napoleon's propaganda as a ...

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by building a windmill. This
windmill was to be used for luxuries that would make life better for
everyone on Animal Farm. Snowball also said that although the construction
would be difficult all animals would benefit in the long run. His positive
attitude, ideas and propaganda excited the animals so much that they wanted
to build it, until the demise of Snowball and his crimes of treason.
Napoleon decided to use propaganda in a negative manner to destroy
the reputation of Snowball's righteousness. During a vote when the animals
of Animal Farm were to decide the fate of the windmill, the animals seemed
to be siding with Snowball. That is when Napoleon implemented his wicked
plot to rule Animal Farm. Napoleon exiled Snowball from the farm by means
of death and then spread propaganda about how he was a traitor from the
beginning and how he has been working with Mr. Jones the past (exiled)
owner of Animal Farm. Napoleon did this to guarantee his position of
leadership at Animal ...

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