Starvation, malnutrition and deprivation are all words to describe the struggle and the pain that the animals are going through on Animal Farm. Problematic and Prohibitive times have unfortunately seemed to have fallen on the farm like a ton of bricks. As the human world gawks and waits for the failure of the farm, things go from frying pan to fire. After learning that they must surrender their eggs, the hens stage a demonstration that only ends when they can no longer live without the rations that Napoleon, who represents Stalin a brutal and immoral proprietor of Communism, had denied them.
As a result of this nine hens died due to the protest. All the animals are dying of starvation, however Napoleon doesn’t want the human world to be aware of this chaotic crisis therefore he cunningly engulfed the food stacks up with sand to fool Squealer in believing that they have enough food to sustain everyone, thus leading Squealer to report back to the humans with false information. Napoleon wanted to hind the bitter truth.
The animals are led to believe that Snowball, who portrays Leon Trotsky, intelligent and eloquent and less subtle and devious than his counterpart, Napoleon, is visiting the farm at night and spitefully subverting their labour. In addition to this, the animals believe that Snowball is a constant threat to the animal’s security, leading to Squealer, who spreads Napoleon’s propaganda among the other animals. Convincing the animals that Snowball had sold himself to Fredrick, the tough, shrewd operator of Pinchfield and that he was in league with Jones, an unkind master who indulges himself while his animals lack food; he thus represents Tsar Nicholas II, whom the Russian Revolution ousted, from day one. With this knowledge in mind, I will be giving evidence on how Stalin (Napoleon) protected his imposing status as ruler, in comparison to the Russian Revolution.
Napoleon, maintains and conveys his power in a plethora of ways in chapter 7, starting with when he calls a meeting of all the animals, during which he interrogates and forces confessions from all those who had questioned him (such as the four pigs in Chapters 5 and 6 and the three hens who lead the protest) and then has them murdered by the dogs. This petrified the animals, and to Napoleons advantage this made none of the other animal’s rebel against him as they were now aware of the consequences. A plethora of the animals also confessed to crimes that they claim were instigated by Snowball. Eventually, the singing of "Beasts of England" is outlawed and a new song by Minimus, Napoleon's pig-poet, is instituted, although the animals do not find the song as meaningful as their previous anthem. In comparison to the Russian Revolution, Stalin, conveyed by Napoleon, publically humiliated his citizens, by holding show trials where Stalin made them confess to crimes that they didn’t commit, he threatened them and threatened their family hence the fact that the majority of them confessed and went to prison, however for the dauntless and defiant people who didn’t accept Stalin’s accusations were not sent to jail…they were sent to their graves.
Napoleon, also found numerous ways to use Snowball as his scapegoat, due to the fact that when the windstorm knocks down the windmill all the animals are distraught, devastated and also very irate, as all the hard work the animals have put in, has literally been shattered like a glass being thrashed onto the ground. The animals built the windmill to make their lives easier, ironically this has now made their lives a lot more farfetched and complicated. They are told that it was Snowball's act of vandalism that did this to them. They even find that there are pig's tracks to back up the claim. A reward is offered for his capture. Instead of accepting defeat, the pigs try to instil anger to drive the animals to work even harder. Snowball is easy…