Propaganda In Animal Farm and The Russian Revolution

October 5, 2017

Propaganda has long been considered a tool to build the largest of empires. George Orwell's Animal Farm showcased how propaganda can be the ruin of the people when absolute power corrupts absolutely. He analyzed the Russian Revolution and the tactics used by Joseph Stalin to become supreme ruler of Russia and explained in a simplified manner how not thinking for oneself is dangerous. The Russian use of propaganda be it in the form of religion, education or media caused the same blind loyalty that can be seen with the animals of Animal Farm. Crafted with care and well thought out imagery, George Orwell's Animal Farm is a literary work of art that transcends generation ...

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to sway them differently (Davis 73). This moment Russian history was replicated by the great satirist, George Orwell, himself as seen on page 119 of Animal Farm when the animals were once more enchanted with stories of Sugarcandy Mountain , " Many of the animals believed him. Their lives now , they reasoned, were hungry and laborious ; was it not right and just that a better world should exist somewhere else?" as the animals were so battered and broken down that they were willing to believe in anything that gave them hope, just like the humans of the Russian Revolution.
Though Stalin comes to mind when mentioning the Russian revolution, Leon Trotsky could have been the true leader had Joseph Stalin's greed and psychopathic cunning not taken control. It was clear that Trotsky was the more articulate and intelligent of the two but Stalin had a trick up his sleeve; propaganda. He used propaganda to create a loyalist following of people who would never leave his side and was able ...

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