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In George Orwells Animal Farm power and control of the farm shifts from Mr Jones to Snowball and from Snowball to Napoleon Each no matter how well their leadership was corrupted by power in some way as compared to Russian leaders of the time The most corrupt being Napoleon uses several methods of gaining more power and luxury Like Stalin Napoleon uses a Propaganda Department to make himself look good The one responsible for Napoleons looking good and propaganda is Squealer With a name like Squealer he better be damn good using his wits to Napoleons and the pigs advantage In the seventh chapter Squealer responds to Boxers question of whether Snowball fought bravely at the Battle of the Cowshed by making Snowball look deceiving He says That was our mistake comrade For we know now it is all written down in secret documents that we have found in reality he was trying to lure us to our doom This quote proves that propaganda was used to make Napoleon look good and his opponents look evil One of many reasons Napoleon and Squealer get away with these false allegations is that the animals are too dumb to remember what happened Another way Napoleon uses methods to make him look good is simply changing the rules to favor himself Squealer again is responsible for the wrongdoing All of the Seven Commandments of Animal Farm are eventually broken before the commandments are revised to prove the pigs did nothing wrong In the eighth chapter the commandment that strictly forbids animals to kill one another was cunningly changed to No animal shall kill any other animal without cause after a series of executions of supposed traitors and probable Snowball followers Napoleon forced confessions and eliminated these probable traitors under the newly revised rule The new rule favored his popularity respect and increased his hunger for power Napoleons actions were not unnoticed though Those who noticed were intimidated by
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