Animal Farm– George Orwell This essay has to do with the use and abuse of language
In Animal Farm the pigs lie to the other animals multiple times. They do this for their own advantage. The other animals are in autocratic control by the pigs. The pigs are really wily. They depend on 2 methods. One is changing the rules without telling the other animals. The other is deceiving the animals on what is taking place and what the pigs’ plans are. The use and abuse of language in its dishonesty and in its perversions show that the pigs are utilizing language as a political tool. The pigs lie to the other animals by altering the commandments without the other pigs understanding.
They do this by including expressions at the end of the commandment. This makes the other animals think that they just forgot the tail end of the sentence so they don’t presume anything. One example is the rule “No animal shall eliminate any other animal.” (88) The rule now checks out “No animal shall eliminate any other animal without cause.” (88) The pigs do this so that Napoleon might eliminate a group of animals that he suspects are working with Snowball against the farm. Napoleon made everyone believe that Snowball is a subversive against animal farm.
Two other examples are “No animal will drink alcohol” (103) and “No animal shall sleep in a bed.” These rules change to “No animal will drink alcohol to excess” (103) and No animal will sleep in a bed with sheets.” The pigs do this for their own luxury. Just the pigs are the ones who consume alcohol and sleep in a bed. The pigs lie by changing the rules to assist themselves. The 2nd way that the pigs lie is by openly deceiving the other animals. When the brawny boxer is hurt the pigs say that he is going to a hospital to get better.
When the truck concerned pick boxer up some of the animals see that the truck is truly for picking up horses to be in a glue factory. When the animals face Napoleon he says that the truck was really going to the healthcare facility however the health center forgot to alter what it state on the truck. Here Napoleon lies 2 times and the animals believe him. Another scene where the pigs tricked the other animals is when the pigs took all the apples and milk for themselves. They stated that they require the apples and milk for their brain to work effectively and that they do not truly like apples.
They also say that they are taking all the apples for the good of the farm and the animals. This is another scene where the pigs le for their own good. In Animal Farm the pigs lie to the other animals lot of times. The pigs concerted their lies. They do this for their own advantage. They lie in two methods. One is changing the rules without informing the other animals. The other is tricking the animals on what is happening and what the pigs’ strategies are. The use and abuse of language in its dishonesty and in its perversions show that the pigs are utilizing language as a political tool.