Animal Farm Essay | Squealing for the Truth: Animal Farm by George Orwell

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Squealing for the Truth: Animal Farm by George Orwell

Summary: George Orwell's famous novel Animal Farm offers a great example of the degree to which misleading or biased information can be used as an instrument of social control. Squealer's role on the farm is to spread propaganda in favor of his fellow pig and farm leader Napoleon, which he does in a sly, cunning manner. Squealer manipulates words and twists meanings in order to justify actions, helping to exploit the weakness of the farm animals to the pigs' advantage. Today's media fulfills a role that is similar to Squealer's in terms of spreading propaganda and misinformation.
Squealing for the Truth

Has it ever occurred to you that what you hear on the news can all be a huge lie? The media today is a very important tool that gives out information to masses of people. However, this information can sometimes be misleading or biased. Whether it is actually stated or implied, mixed messages or different interpretations can lead to many misunderstandings and could eventually bring trouble. One great example exists in the famous piece of literature by George Orwell. Squealer the pig in the novel Animal Farm acts as the media for the animals that are in control. His role on the farm reflects that of the media today, and furthermore, he uses language as an instrument of social control by manipulating words and twisting the meanings of them.

One of Squealer's main jobs in acting as...

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