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Propaganda Propaganda is the manipulation of public opinion. It is generally carried out through media that is capable of reaching a large amount of people and effectively persuading them for or against a cause.
What form did the propaganda take on the farm? Squealer is one of the animals on the farm who uses propaganda to convince the animals. He said bravery is not enough, loyalty and obedience are more important. And as to the Battle of the Cowshed I believe the time will come when we shall find that Snowballs part in it was much exaggerated. Discipline, comrades, iron discipline! That is the watchword for today. One false step, and our enemies would be upon us. Surely, comrades, you do not want Jones back? at the end of the small speech he uses a rhetorical question to put his opinion across. He uses propaganda in this speech because he feels his opinion is important, so he wants to make an impression on the other animals. What part does language play in propaganda? There is a lot of rhetorical questions used, because it makes the language sound more dramatic, and also, there is a lot of rhetorical questions in the speechs because it makes the animals think about what the person performing the speech said in a different perspective.
How was it used on the farm? Mainly rhetorical questions are used on the farm, because it is used in the speechs and a lot of speechs are in the book throughout. Rhetorical questions make an impact on the person who the question is aimed at because it puts things into a different perspective, and they then think it through differently. A rhetorical question used was Surely, comrades, you do not want Jones back? this was used by Squealer and he used it in his speech. It made an impact on the other animals, because they are not very intelligent and then as soon as they hear Jones name they will immediately go against it, because they hate him and they do not think things through properly, which makes them naïve. Propaganda was used to win arguments for food and shelter so that the animals cant rebel against Napoleon.
How was it used on the farm? Propaganda is an advantage on the animals so that they have hope and loyalty for Napoleon but this will mean that the animals are very gullible. In addition the pigs used propaganda to deceive the animals to think that they are doing the work for the animals The whole management and organization of this farm depend on us The quote that Squealer said couldnt let the animals deny saying yes because all of the animals did not want Mr. Jones back. Propaganda was used on loyalty by making the animals work on the farm much more.
How does Napoleon use propaganda to is advantage? Napoleon uses Propaganda by blaming all of the misfortunes on Snowball. For example the windmill gets destroyed by a storm but Napoleon blames it on Snowball in a realistic way. A quote that supports this is Do you know the enemy who has come in the night and over thrown our windmill? Snowball Napoleon lies so that the anger of the animals is concentrated to Snowball and this will mean that the animals will work harder than before but this will also mean that it will not be concentrated on Napoleon and rebel against him. Another advantage that Napoleon uses is when Snowball ruined the farm and made the animals worried. A quote supporting the evidence is Snowball. He has been here! I can smell him distinctly This shows that when Napoleon is making it sound real the loyalty of the animals mostly goes to Napoleon and the anger of the animals goes away and mostly only to Snowball.
Explain how the character of Squealer is a propaganda machine. Squealer has confidence in himself so he is able to use propaganda to lie to the other animals. Milk and apples (this has been proved by science, comrades) contain substances absolutely necessary to the well being of a pig. This is one of his lies, because what he said is not really proved by science. Nevertheless, he said it because he knows that the other animals are oblivious about it. This also shows that he is knowledgeable and hes good with words, so he uses them as weapons to confuse the animals. However, without confidence and just knowledge alone, wouldnt help him to speak up in front of the animals. Therefore, this tells us that he needs confidence to carry out propaganda.
How do rhetorical questions help Squealers delivery of propaganda? Squealer uses rhetorical questions to persuade the animals, and also scare them. Surely, comrades, you do not want Jones back? He knows that all the animals are afraid of Jones so he used his name as an advantage by putting it in his speech. This will then alert the animals and make them think about the situation. Most of the animals are not smart enough to think and express their opinions, so they would just believe Squealer and do as he said.
Snowball uses propaganda during his time on the farm though his technique is very different to Squealers, he simplifies his language. Provide some examples and explain how this helps him. A) sound more clever than the other animals. B) Convince them of his ideas. Snowball also use propaganda during his time on the farm. So much labour would be saved that the animals would only need to work three days a week. This shows his good intentions of wanting to assist the animals from doing too much work. He uses propaganda in an inspiring and easy way to convey hi ideas for the animals to understand right away. He convince them with his ideas in an articulate way which can benefit the animals. SIMPLE WORDS COMPLICATED WORDS