Animal Farm Homework 3

Task: In Chapter 5, how does Orwell/Squealer use language devices to show the other animals that there is nothing wrong with what Napoleon did, and there is nothing wrong with Animal Farm? I will use PEAL to express my points and views on this task.

Orwell uses language devices and sophisticated language to overwhelm the animals with information to sympathize with Napoleon expelling Snowball out of Animal Farm. Orwell uses Squealer as the mouthpiece for this.

“Suppose you had decided to follow Snowball, with his moonshine of windmills–Snowball, who, as we now know, was no better than a criminal?”  “I trust that every animal here appreciates the sacrifice that Comrade Napoleon has made in taking this extra labour upon himself. Do not imagine, comrades, that leadership is a pleasure! On the contrary, it is a deep and heavy responsibility.” This is evidence that Orwell did use sophisticated language to challenge the animals thoughts on Snowball and Napoleon.

“Moonshine of windmills” is a adjective and is sophisticated language. I think the reason why Orwell used sophisticated language was to mess with the minds of the animals so they would believe Napoleon is the true leader for Animal Farm. I trust that every animal here appreciates the sacrifice that Comrade Napoleon has made in taking this extra labour upon himself ” is also another tactic of Squealer’s to embrace Napoleon as a true leader and Snowball as a outcast. However this quote from the book  “Surely, comrades, you do
not want Jones back” shows how Orwell is always referencing Mr Jones (the dictator of Manor Farm) and how the pigs are becoming more human than they were before. Is this a sign that Napoleon is more of importance than any other animal?

 


One Response to “Animal Farm Homework 3”

  • jnorth Says:

    Hello Gabriel,

    The opening paragraph of this is very confident and shows clear development of your analysis. You are able to identify language devices and clearly you are able to select quotations that support your interpretation of the events of the text. Well done.

    Target:
    Try to split up your quotations so that you are able to fully zoom in on identified language devices and explore what the intended effect on the reader might be and why.