Animal Farm Rhetorical Analysis

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Throughout the novel, the pigs, especially Squealer, were professionals in the use of persuasion. Squealer was known to belittle the animal's statements using anaphoras, amplifications, and antimetaboles. When the milk and apples were taken away from the animals and given to the pigs, Squealer told the animals "You do not imagine, I hope, that we pigs are doing this in a spirit of selfishness and privilege? Many of us actually dislike milk and apples. I dislike them myself. Our sole object in taking these things is to preserve our health. Milk and apples (this has been proved by Science, comrades) contain substances absolutely necessary to the well-being of a pig. We pigs are brainworkers. The whole management and organization of this farm …show more content…
For, the animals of the farmed believed that Napoleon, Squealer, and the other pigs were looking out for their best interest, and were not just doing it for selfish reasons. This was one of the many reasons that the other animals payed no mind to the apples and milk being taken away; because, it was indeed, for a good cause. Napoleon was also one to be able to blind the animals with sweet words. Napoleon was one to make it seem as if it was voluntary, when it was actually forced upon. An example of this can be seen when the animals of the farm worked “throughout the spring and summer they worked a sixty-hour week, and in August Napoleon announced that there would be work on Sunday afternoons as well. This work was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would have his rations reduced by half.” This quote directly expresses how Napoleon was able to make the animals feel as if it was their will to do this hard work. Even though, those who didn’t had serious repercussions. Napoleon was a firm believer of no man, no problem. For, he had any of those who were in contact with Snowball after his banishment killed. Yet again, none of the animals saw the harsh treatments that Napoleon and Snowball were thrusting upon