Animal Farm Essay
Have you ever thought you could trust someone with a very touchy subject, but they end up breaking your trust? This shows that you have to be careful who you are loyal to and where your trust lies. This theme is shown in great detail throughout the book Animal Farm, by George Orwell. Animal Farm, a fable about communism, tells the tale of some mistreated farm animals that revolt against their master, Mr. Jones, and take over the farm. Squealer, a persuasive pig, Napoleon’s (the pig behind everything corrupt on the farm) right hand “pig”, with his ability to bend the truth and convince the animals of the fact that many crimes truly committed were “false and untrue”, shows that it is important to remember to put your faith and trust in the right people. Evidence of Squealers lies and untrustworthiness will be shown in later paragraphs.
First off, Squealer lies when all the animals are hungry, and he says food is at an all time high, when really the pigs just filled the the bottom of the food bins with sand, and poured food on top, to make it look like there was a surplus in food. Squealer used his persuasiveness to make the less intelligent animals believe that there was plenty of food, when really there was less than there was back when Jones (the previous human owner who was overthrown) was around. This is shown in the text when the author states, “Napoleon ordered the almost empty bins in the store-shed to be filled to the brim with sand, which was covered up with what remained of the grain and meal.” This is a great example of Napoleon and Squealer’s sly, lying, and corrupt ways.
The next piece of evidence showing how Squealer sweet talks the animals into believing all of Napoleon’s decision are for the betterment of animal farm is when Napoleon starts to trade with the neighboring farms, even though the seven commandments strictly forbid anything like that. The animals bring up a ruckus because even the unintelligent animals know that trading or having any relations with humans is bad. So he has Squealer, as always, talk his way through the...