Manipulation in Animal Farm

Manipulation in Animal Farm

The easy manipulation of human nature is
illustrated in "Animal Farm"

The Pigs of Animal Farm repetidly abused
the animals. Because of their lack of intelligence and strength the animals
became victims of the pigs. The easy manipulationof human nature is illustrated
in "Animal Farm"

A. The animals weren\'t strong enough to
compete with the stronger pigs.

1. Napoleon\'s dogs killed many of the animals,

"the remaining animals, except for the pigs and dogs, crept away in a body"
(p. 837).

2. The pigs trained the sheep to stop
the animals from speaking, "they might have uttered some word of protest...all
the sheep burst out into a tremendous bleating"(p. 852).

3. Mr. Pilkington said "they have lower
classes, and pigs have lower animals" (p. 854).

4. The pigs strength wasn\'t the only advantage
they had over the animals.

B. Many of the animals didn\'t have enough
education to know what happened on the farm.

1. Only a few animals knew the alphabet,

"none of the other animals on the farm could get further than the letter

A" most didn\'t even know their names (p. 819).

2. Boxer couldn\'t remember but a few letters,

"Boxer could not get beyond the letter D" (p. 819).

3. The animals needed other animals to
read for them, "Benjamin consented to break his rule, and he read out to
her what was written" (p. 853).

4. Because of the lack of intelligence
the animals could easily be vitimized.

C. The farm animals didn\'t realize they
were being manipulated.

1. Squelar claimed the farm was better
off than in Jones\'s day, "he had no difficulty in proving to the other
animals that they awere better off" (p.845).

2. Boxer was sent to the slaughterer,

Squelar tricked the animals into believing otherwise, "his little eyes
darted sucpiciously" (p. 849).

3. The animals didn\'t realize the pigs
had changed the commandments, "Clover had not remembered that the fourth
commandment mentioned sheets" (p. 832)

4. Napoleon and the pigs easily tricked
and lied to the animals without their knowledge.

D. The pigs from the beginning to the end
used force to overpower the farm animals.

1. Squelars speaches and convincing arguments
kept the animals from knowing to much.

2. Training the sheep and using other
tactics left the animals powerless to stop the pigs, as long as the pigs
kept up their lies.

3. I disliked the pigs, Napoloen showed
what can happen with absolute power.