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Lying and deceiving are techniques used today to hold on to power In Animal Farm Orwell displays this idea by giving power to characters with more intelligence Although this power is intended to be used for good it develops into exactly what was to be avoided The author explains that increased and prolonged power can be obtained by deceiving the ignorant Orwell most clearly illustrates the message that lies and deceit create power through the pigs when they convince other animals that things are better off without Mr Jones when they blame snowball for everything that goes wrong and when they change the commandments to fit what they want Mr Jones is exactly the excuse that the pigs need in order to keep their power on Animal Farm Whenever a difficulty arises the pigs are sure to say But in comparison with the days of Jones the improvement is enormous 112 Although this is not necessarily true the animals are ignorant enough to believe every piece of it All that the animals remember of Jones is misery and labor with very little reward The animals are blind however to the fact that they are actually working harder for longer hours and are actually being starved Orwell says They were always cold and usually hungry as well 74 The pigs deceive by taking advantage of the ignorance of the other animals They do this in order to keep high power over them to keep them working hard and producing foodOne way the pigs maintain their power through lies and deceit is by taking advantage of ignorance and placing blame on others when something goes wrong The pigs use another pig Snowball as the one to be blamed After the windmill was destroyed Do you know the enemy who has come in the night and overthrown the windmill SNOWBALL 70
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