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propaganda example in animal farm?

 

justine a #225919
Feb 13, 2012 8:27 PM

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propaganda example in animal farm?

type a 1 paragraph summary for each that includes what type of propaganda the site references, who the intended audience of the propaganda is, who the propaganda represents, and what the propaganda is trying to persuade the audience to believe.


at this website..

http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/ww2era.htm



Then, find 2 examples of propaganda from Animal Farm.� Cite the quotation which illustrates the propaganda, explain the purpose of the propaganda, and what the hidden agenda behind the propaganda is.

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Aslan
Feb 13, 2012 8:29 PM

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Working as a propagandist during World War II, Orwell experienced firsthand both the immense power and the dishonesty of propaganda. Many types of governments make use of propaganda, not only totalitarian ones. Consider, for instance, the arguments that led many United States citizens to go along with the idea of invading Iraq after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks. Propaganda serves the positive task of uniting the people, sometimes at the cost of misleading them. Orwell takes a firm stance on the harmfulness of propaganda in Animal Farm while acknowledging its value for rallying a mistreated and disillusioned populace. Take a look at the rest of this in the GradeSaver link below.

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jill d #170087
Feb 13, 2012 8:33 PM

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These are different forms of propaganda, stretching from the initial name calling to the "testimonials" of those in charge.

When Squealer/Napoleon calls Snowball a 'traitor', and 'criminal'

Minimus's song for Napoleon/The positives on the farm are all credited to Napoleon

Squealer calls it a 'readjustment' of food instead of a 'reduction

Squealer tells the animals to adopt Boxer's mottos after he died

Squealer lies to the animals about how much food the farm has (when in reality the farm has very little food)

After Napoleon's purges, Boxer tells all the animals to work harder
 

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