1.) When Old Major, a wise boar from Animal Farm, is describing his perfect utopia, he said, “Why then do we continue in this miserable condition? Because nearly the whole of the produce of our labour is stolen from us by human beings. There, comrades, is the answer to all our problems. It is summed up in a single word--Man. Man is the only real enemy we have. Remove Man from the scene, and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished for ever” (Orwell, 5). In Old Major’s faultless utopia, he imagines a land completely rid of humans, solving their problems of hunger and being overworked . By making the animals realize man is the enemy, Old Major is uniting the animals. He is giving the animals a sense of unity by giving them a common enemy. Leaders throughout history have done the same thing with their people, helping start a rebellion. They tell the people why they should fight and how they can create a perfect utopia afterwards. People who have been mistreated will seek a reason to rebel against them for a better life and future.
2.) Snowball was trying to get the animals to get rid of enemy traces when he said, "’Comrade,’ said Snowball, ‘those ribbons that you are so devoted to are the badge of slavery. Can you not understand that liberty is worth more than ribbons?’" (14). The animals wanted to get rid of anything that was used to enslave them or remind them of Mr. Jones.They did not want the objects around because they stood for what the “enemy” believe in rather than what Animalism stands for. People get rid of anything that reminds them of their past that is painful. For example, when some people switch religions, they would get rid of anything from their old religion and not follow any old family traditions. People do this so they can start fresh and will not be tempted in the future.
3.) Snowball and Napoleon created a motto for the slower animals, “Four legs good, two legs bad.”(29). This motto was used as a form of propaganda to remind the animals who the enemy was. They made it so short that everyone will be able to remember it, even the very dumb sheep. The russian also used a motto to help power their new “utopia”. Theirs was “NICHEVO!" meaning "Don't worry; let things take their course". People would believe these statements because it was said so many times. When you hear something repeated over and over again, you have no choice but to believe it.
4.) "’No sentimentality, comrade!’ cried Snowball... ‘War is war. The only good human being is a dead one.’" (38). Snowball is trying to keep the animals from showing the enemy mercy. He doesn't want them to be kind to the people who had mistreated, worked and starved them. People tend to seek revenge on their “enemies” because they were harassed or teased. When put in a tough situation people are filled with vengeance.
5.) When Squealer was recruiting animals to vote for Napoleon, he said, “Do not imagine, comrades, that leadership is a pleasure. On the contrary, it is a...